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All - a little bit about the presentation by me, Nick Sousanis and Michele Root-Bernstein of Michigan State University – co-presenter; along with Patricia D. Stokes, Barnard College, Columbia University – moderator. Presenters will engage in a moderated discussion concerning the resonance and intersection of the creative process in haiku and comics and how introducing constraints opens space for creative discovery. Grounding the theoretical through examples drawn from their respective practices, the presenters will seek insights into the cr...
When we first started dreaming up this conference - I recall going for a run and riffing on the "con" in conference, and thinking about how it would be a gathering not only of concept and content but also of construct, as in constructing. And that creativity doesn't come out of thin air, rather from ideas in conversation, converging, conceived in conjoined contemplation - but never in isolation. Finally, (I was saying to myself) by placing the emphasis in ‘conference’ on the ‘confer’, as in ‘convergence’, we'd and that’s exactly what we’re after. A confer-ence, a conversation, bringing togethe...