Creativity Conversations
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All conversations are held in the Institute of Creative Technologies, 5.30-6.30pm. All conversations are free to attend. Reserving a place will guarantee you entry, and ensure that we have ample refreshments.





Sept 12

Tools for collaboration.
What is transdisciplinary collaboration? What has it got to offer? How do you do it?

Howard Rheingold (Author of Smartmobs, expert on virtual communities)
Andrew Hugill (Composer, writer, and director of the Institute of Creative Technologies)


Sept 19

Representing and developing creative ideas: peeking inside our notebooks.

Toby Moores (CEO of Sleepydog, creators of Playstation 2's Buzz: The Big Quiz)
Sue Thomas (Writer and Professor of New Media)


Sept 26

How can Web 2.0 assist creativity?

Hussein Zedan (Technical Director of the Software Technology Research Laboratory)
Stephen Brown (Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of Creativity East Midlands)


Oct 3

Traditional media and new media: extending the bounds of creativity?

Chris Joseph (Arts Council Digital Writer in Residence)
Kate Pullinger (Award winning novelist and writer)


Oct 10

Composition, creativity, and transdisciplinary work.

Leigh Landy (Composer and experimentalist)
Pip Greasley (Sonic Artist and Sound Designer)


Oct 17

Creative swarms: enhancing creativity through an understanding of the hive-mind.

Aladdin Ayesh (Software architect and consultant)
Bret Battey (Composer and installation artist)


Oct 24

Interdisciplinarity, media art, and networks.

Dave Everitt (Freelance writer and artist)
Simon Mills (Senior Lecturer in New Media)


Oct 31

Why do we abandon or switch ideas, methods and views whilst being creative?

Andrew Hugill (Composer, writer, and Director of the Institute of Creative Technologies)
Mohammad Ibrahim (Technology fusion, artificial life, and design methodologies)


Nov 7

On Creative Computers.

Neil McBride (Computer engineer and systems designer)
Martin Stacey (Human computer interaction, creative computer systems)


Nov 14

The creative process: views from practice and analysis.

Bruce Mason (New media advocate)
Peter Shillingsburg (Textual scholar)


Nov 21

Creating spaces: virtual and real.

Martin Richardson (Holographer)
Martin Michel (Product and Spatial Design)


Nov 28

Creativity and Cash.

Bob Betts (Managing Director, Smith of Derby clockmakers)
Adrian Dent (raku ceramicist)

Dec 12

Managing creativity in games design.

Ben Mathis (Games artist and educator)

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Creativity Conversations are supported by NLab
CREEM is funded by AHRC, Arts Council England, DTI and ESRC through the Nature of Creativity scheme.
Institute of Creative TechnologiesDe Montfort UniversityArts Council EnglandDepartment of Trade & IndustryEconomic & Social Research CouncilArts & Humanities Research Council