Forget Facebook manipulating our timelines as a mass social experiment, or Google mining our personal emails for advertising keywords. When it comes to algorithms, nothing gets the blood boiling more than the subject of creativity….
The University of Glasgow , College of Arts and Humanities , invites proposals for papers on the theme of creativity for its fourth international postgraduate conference , which will take place on 26th and 27th May 2015 .
For our post graduate students and academics…"Creativity lies at the heart of the Arts and Humanities. In its origins, its forms and its impact, creativity escapes categorization and encourages new formulations of knowledge. Within academia, there may exist an inherent tension between the act of creation and critical analysis. The purpose of this conference is to explore how these tensions, themes and challenges surface in the diverse field of Arts and Humanities research. We welcome papers from individual scholars and inter-disciplinary collaborations."
People often associate the term with art or design. But creativity is really problem-solving, she said, and that’s the key to success in today’s ever-changing and increasingly competitive business market.
Ultimately, economic progress depends on creativity. That is why fear of “secular stagnation” in today’s advanced economies has many wondering how creativity can be spurred. One prominent argument lately has been that what is needed most is Keynesian economic stimulus – for example, deficit spending. After all, people are most creative when they are active, not when they are unemployed. Others see no connection between stimulus and renewed economic dynamism. As German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently put it, Europe needs “political courage and creativity rather than billions of euros.”