[ASC-list] VIC Event: 25 August - Crucibles of Creativity - a talk by Dr Michael John Gorman (CEO, Science Gallery International)

Cristen Teen cteen at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Aug 12 05:01:00 UTC 2015

Crucibles of Creativity - a talk by Dr Michael John Gorman (CEO, Science Gallery International)

Date: Tuesday 25 August 2015
Time: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Venue: Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne

Book here: http://carltonconnect.com.au/crucibles-of-creativity/

Why do some places generate extraordinary outbursts of creativity, while others remain locked in routine? What was so special about Renaissance Florence, the Weimar of the Bauhaus, London during the birth of punk or the Silicon Valley of the Homebrew computer club? What are the pitfalls of “orchestrated creativity”? What new kinds of creative collaborative environment are emerging to challenge traditional institutions?

In this talk Michael John Gorman will explore sites of creativity, and consider the social embeddedness of creativity in science, technology and the arts and design. Drawing on the experience of establishing Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin as a space for creative collisions between science and art he will consider the challenges that face cities and institutions as we seek to nurture creativity in the 21st century.

About Dr Michael John Gorman

Dr Michael John Gorman is CEO of Science Gallery International and Adjunct Professor of Creative Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. As Founding Director of Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin he has co-curated over 25 exhibitions on themes ranging from human enhancement to illusion and contagion. He has written a book about 20th century American designer and inventor R Buckminster Fuller, Buckminster Fuller: Designing for Mobility, and published widely about the interplay between art and science, from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

He was previously Lecturer in Science, Technology and Society at Stanford University and has held postdoctoral fellowships at MIT, Harvard and Stanford. He has taught courses on themes ranging from Artifical Life to Deception and Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance Engineering. Recently he was PI of the StudioLab project, the first ever European Commission funded project focussed on bridging art, science and experimental design, in partnership with the Royal College of Art (London), Ars Electronica (Linz), MediaLab Prado (Madrid) and Le Laboratoire (Paris).
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