Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Call for Papers: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

01/09/2014

Intersections 2014: Call for Presentations

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Office of VSA and Accessibility, is currently accepting presentation and workshop proposals for the 2014 Intersections: Arts Education and Special Education Conference. Intersections provides a unique opportunity for engagement, networking, information exchange and learning for those in the fields of arts, education, and disability that cannot be found anywhere else!

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The Pyryt Awards

01/09/2014

The Pyryt award was created to recognize a scholar of giftedness, creativity or talent development and an influential collaborator who has not previously published scholarship associated with giftedness, creativity, or talent. The award is given to those who seek to promote scholarship in the area of giftedness, creativity, and talent to the larger education research community through collaborations and who concurrently benefit from the insights of important scholars who have not previously studied or written about gifted, talented, or creative populations.

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Humanity is Now the “Rainbow Nation” that Mourns and Celebrates Mandela

12/12/2013

We are all privileged to have lived in the time that Nelson Mandela lived. When Mahatma Gandhi died, Albert Einstein said: "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." The same is true for Nelson Mandela.

As many have already commented, Nelson Mandela was not, and did not want to be perceived as, a saint or a prophet who by himself lifted his country out of bondage. Truly transformational social change rarely occurs without the efforts of many individuals, often combined into social movements. Mandela was the representative of a national and global social movement against the apartheid regime of South Africa, and it had many heroes, including Winnie Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson.  It was the movement as a whole that brought down apartheid.

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Upcoming Arts Festivals: 11-12/2013

11/18/2013

December 5-8, 2013 join Art Basel in Miami, Florida: Festival happens December 5-8: Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 12th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Click here for more information.

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Upcoming academic conferences: 11-12/2013

11/18/2013

November 27-29, 2013 join Creative Innovation in Australia: "The place to learn from world-changing innovators, futurists, inspired thinkers and curious souls gathered together in an interactive community. A place to imagine the future. We invite you to attend our Conferences, Master Classes, Deep Conversations, performances and other special events. Discover strategies and techniques for creative leadership and innovation." Click here for more information.

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Creativity, Innovation and Economy, 11/2013

11/18/2013

1.) "If the 1% stifles New York's creative talent, I'm out of here" by David Byrne: Click here for article: "I'm writing this in Venice, Italy. This city is a pleasantly confusing maze, once an island of fortresses, and now a city of tourists, culture (biennales galore) and crumbling relics. Venice used to be the most powerful city in Europe – a military, mercantile and cultural leader. Sort of like New York."

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Enhancing Creativity, 11/2013

11/10/2013

1.) California Arts Council: The California Arts Council provides a list of videos that spark creativity. Check them out here.

2.) TED's playlist: TED's playlist is called "The Artist is in."Artists and designers share their work, their process and their vision in these deeply personal -- and often hilarious -- talks. Check them out here

 

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Arts and Advocacy, 10/2013

10/28/2013

1.) Americans for the Arts: Americans for the Arts' mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

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Creativity Journal: BMC Psychology

10/28/2013

BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, social, evolutionary and educational psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies. Click here for more information.

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Saybrook to Sponsor R.D. Laing Symposium

08/05/2013

To honor R.D. Laing’s rightful place in the history of psychology, scholars from around the world are gathering in New York in October 2013 to remember R. D. Laing on the 25th anniversary of his death. 

Saybrook is a proud sponsor of “R. D. Laing in the 21st Century: A Weekend Symposium,” to be held October 25-27.  The conference will feature a remarkable array of speakers and programs, including presentations by Saybrook faculty:

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