Jane Prophet: "One Person's Creativity is Another's Extraordinary Insight"

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    • Tuesday March 16, 2010
      10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Technology Square Research Building Auditorium
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Summaries

Summary Sentence: Prophet discuss how observing and discussing the difference between individuals' everyday creativity can provoke insights.

Full Summary: Prophet discuss how, in collaborative work across disciplines, observing and discussing the difference between individuals' everyday creativity can provoke insights.

The Creativity + Cognition + Computation (C3) Group at Georgia Tech hosts Dr. Jane Prophet as she presents her talk, "One Person's Creativity is Another's Extraordinary Insight." In the talk, Prophet discusses how, in collaborative work across disciplines, observing and discussing the difference between individuals' everyday creativity can provoke insights.

What might a heart surgeon and an artist have in common, how might a biomimetic engineer and an artist work differently to creatively solve a problem of structure? This keynote is an illustrated account of two collaborative projects that seeks to show that there may be an advantage to learning about the patterns that others' see when engaged in their everyday creativity. Dr. Prophet's work includes large-scale installations, digital prints and objects. Her art reflects her interest in science, technology and landscape. Among her past projects is the award-winning website, TechnoSphere, inspired by complexity theory, landscape and artificial life.  She works across disciplines on a number of internationally acclaimed projects that have broken new ground in art, technology and science. In CELL (2002--) she collaborates with Mark d'Inverno, a mathematician, and Neil Theise, a scientist whose ground-breaking research into stem cells and cell behaviour is changing the way that we understand the body. For 2005--2006 she was a NESTA Dream Time Fellow, spending a year developing her interdisciplinary collaborations.  In August 2007 she became  Professor  at Goldsmiths College, specialising in interdisciplinary research in the Computing Department.  Current works in development include Net Work, a large floating installation (comprising hundreds of illuminated buoys) and Big Plastic Tree (an artwork built by robots).  More information about her work can be found at http://www.janeprophet.com/.

 

What might a heart surgeon and an artist have in common, how might a biomimetic engineer and an artist work differently to creatively solve a problem of structure? This keynote is an illustrated account of two collaborative projects that seeks to show that there may be an advantage to learning about the patterns that others' see when engaged in their everyday creativity.

 

Prophet's work includes large-scale installations, digital prints and objects. Her art reflects her interest in science, technology and landscape. Among her past projects is the award-winning website, TechnoSphere, inspired by complexity theory, landscape and artificial life.  She works across disciplines on a number of internationally acclaimed projects that have broken new ground in art, technology and science. In CELL (2002--) she collaborates with Mark d'Inverno, a mathematician, and Neil Theise, a scientist whose ground-breaking research into stem cells and cell behaviour is changing the way that we understand the body. For 2005--2006 she was a NESTA Dream Time Fellow, spending a year developing her interdisciplinary collaborations.  In August 2007 she became  Professor  at Goldsmiths College, specialising in interdisciplinary research in the Computing Department.  Current works in development include Net Work, a large floating installation (comprising hundreds of illuminated buoys) and Big Plastic Tree (an artwork built by robots).  More information about her work can be found at http://www.janeprophet.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Created By: David Terraso
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  • Created On: Mar 11, 2010 - 4:32am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:51pm