Interdisciplinary Inquiry

The New Face of War means difficult choices for democracies

02/27/2013

Large fortified bases and vast armies are being replaces with drones – and it’s changing the very nature of warfare.

That’s the conclusion of Dr. Marc Pilisuk, an award winning peace scholar and faculty member in Saybrook University’s Social Transformation program.  Writing in the new 2013 issue of “The Peace Chronicle,” the newsletter of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, Pilisuk’s article “The New Face of War,” raises questions about what the rise of drones means for both the battlefield and the home front.

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Creativity and Social Transformation, 2/2013

02/20/2013
by Tammam Azzam

1.) "The Kiss' Seen Around the World: Syrian Klimt Street Art Sendup Goes Viral" by Yasha Wallin: Click here to read: "In Syria, more than 50,000 people have been killed since protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime erupted in March 2011.

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Creativity and Research, 2/2013

02/20/2013

"A Home for Creativity Researchers" by Keith Sawyer: Click here to read: "Creativity researchers don't really have a place we can call home. It's because the study of creativity is interdisciplinary. That's the key take-home message of my 2012 book Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation.

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Creativity and Innovation, 2/2013

02/20/2013

1.) "50 Most Innovative Countries" by Bloomberg.com: Click here to read: "When you think about the most innovative countries, the U.S. and South Korea often come to mind. But what about Iceland or Iran? How do they compare? Bloomberg Rankings recently examined more than 200 countries and sovereign regions to determine their innovation quotient. The final universe was narrowed down to 96. What follows is the top 50."

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Creativity and Music, 2/2013

02/13/2013
Leonard Bernstein | NPR

1. ) "Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors" by Shankar Vedantam: Click here to read/listen: "Have you ever wondered whether music conductors actually influence their orchestras? They seem important. After all, they're standing in the middle of the stage and waving their hands. But the musicians all have scores before them that tell them what to play. If you took the conductor away, could the orchestra manage on its own?"

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Creativity and People, 2/2013

02/13/2013
Keith Yamasite | 99u.com

1.) "Keith Yamasite: The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams" by Behance: Click here to read: "When the your team is faced with adversity does it stand strong and act boldly or does it crumble under pressure?

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Upcoming conferences, 2/2013

02/11/2013

1.) 10th Biennial International Conference Expressive Arts in the Winds of Change/ Las Artes Expresivas en los Aires de Cambio will take place on  March 14-17, 2013 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Berkeley, California, U.S.A. It will be c o-hosted by John F. Kennedy University (JFKU), California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology).

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Creativity and Business, 2/2013

02/11/2013

1.) “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Artists” by Tim Leberecht: Click here to read: "Andy Warhol knew it all along: "Good business is the best art." And lately, a number of business thinkers and leaders have begun to embrace the arts, not as an escapist notion, a parallel world after office hours, or a creative asset, but as an integral part of business -- from the management team to operations to customer service."

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Creativity and Writing, 2/2013

02/06/2013
From Harvard Business Review

1.) "The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals" by John Coleman: Click here to read: "Wallace Stevens was one of America's greatest poets. The author of 'The Emperor of Ice-Cream' and 'The Idea of Order at Key West' was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955 and offered a prestigious faculty position at Harvard University. Stevens turned it down.

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Creativity and Education, 1/2013

01/30/2013
by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post

1.) "Top 10 Skills Children Learn in the Arts" by Valerie Strauss: Click here to read"You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obses

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