Interdisciplinary Inquiry

New interactive digital tool launched for social transformation initiatives online

01/18/2013

Last week, Amnesty International launched an innovative digital tool that connects people to a global conversation on poverty, social transformation, and human rights.

Respect My Rights is an online platform that aims to engage and inspire educators and young people to learn about and take action against the human rights violations and abuses that deepen and drive poverty.

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Artistic and Academic Fellowships and Residencies, 1/2013

01/08/2013
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1.) The Bogliasco Fellowship: The Bogliasco Fellowships, due January 15th, are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines:

- Archaeology 

- Architecture 

- Classics 

- Dance 

- Film/Video 

- History 

- Landscape Architecture 

- Literature 

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Upcoming Events in San Francisco, CA: February, 2012

12/21/2012
Credit: Learning & the Brain

1.) CREATIVITY FORUM 2013 presented by Center for Childhood Creativity

"Featuring Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg on how creativity and resiliency are critical for preparing our children to thrive in an unpredictable world."

Friday, February 8, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Ritz Carlton Hotel, SF, CA

Click here for more information

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Creativity Journals, 12/2012

12/21/2012
Credit: Creativity Research Journal

1.) Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts: Click here to learn more: "Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts is devoted to promoting scholarship on how individuals participate in the creation and appreciation of artistic endeavor. To that end, we publish manuscripts presenting original research on aesthetic perception and on all facets of creative behavior, production, thought, and development.

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Creativity and Cognition, 12/2012

12/21/2012
Credit: TED author Tiffany Shlain

1.) "The Parallels between Our Highly Wired Minds and Networks: Q & A with TED author Tiffany Shlain": Click here to read: "Can we draw instructive parallels between the development of the human brain and the emergence of the electronic global ‘brain’ of the Internet? New research in neuroscience suggests that, yes, we can.

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Creativity and Mental Health, 12/2012

12/21/2012
Credit: Huff Post

1.) "Creativity Tied To Mental Illnesses Like Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia in New Swedish Study" by LiveScience: Click here to read: "Last year, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet near Stockholm found that families with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia were more likely to produce artists and scientists.

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Commemorating International Human Rights Day (continued) - Status report released

12/18/2012

As people around the world celebrated International Human Rights Day on December 10, the US Human Rights Network announced the release of a 2012 Human Rights Status Report on the United States.This year’s theme for International Human Rights Day was inclusion and the right to participate in public life, which aimed to highlight the rights of all people to be included in decision-making processes and participate in public life.

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The Universal Declaration of Human RIghts - 64 years in and as important as ever

12/16/2012

December 10 marked the 64th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Each year, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of human rights by all people.

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New report: An overview of the collaborative economy

12/13/2012

An interesting new report called Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy explores new forms of collaborative production on the Internet with ramifications, no doubt, for the study of Social Transformation and Organizational Systems. As stated in the report's Introduction, two main agents of transformation guide this work. One is the emergence of community dynamics as an essential ingredient of doing business.

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Call for Papers, posters and demonstrations, 12/2012: ACM International Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2013

12/12/2012

ACM CREATIVITY AND COGNITION 2013

June 17-18, 2013
University of Technology, Sydney

Call for PAPERS, POSTERS and DEMONSTRATIONS

Call for GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM

Deadlines Approaching:

December 17, 2012 for Papers and Posters
March 1, 2013 for Demos and Graduate Student Symposium

The University of Technology, Sydney will host the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013. 

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