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Cabinet of Curiosity online 

The website for the Cabinet of Curiosity (which was presented May 28 at the conference) is more or less complete: The site includes pictures of the "provocations" and some from the conference presentation, plus videos of several of the "provocateurs" talking about their work.  Please give it a look!

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Interactive Museums: Unique Ways of Eliciting Responses to Art 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Carey Reed.

The second day of the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines conference at Teachers College began with a panel discussion on innovative museum practices in Horace Mann 146. Audience members from the UK's powerhouse Tate Museums, as well as New York’s American Museum of Natural History, listened to presentations exploring new ways for promoting …

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Interactive Museums: Unique Ways of Eliciting Responses to Art 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Carey Reed.

The second day of the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines conference at Teachers College began with a panel discussion on innovative museum practices in Horace Mann 146. Audience members from the UK's powerhouse Tate Museums, as well as New York’s American Museum of Natural History, listened to presentations exploring new ways for promoting …

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Imagination Conversations 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Carey Reed.

Former dancer and author of Imagination First, Scott Noppe-Brandon came to the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination Across Disciplines conference to talk about Imagination Conversations, a project of the Lincoln Center Institute. The project brings together experts from diverse fields to discuss the importance of imagination. After surrounding himself with artists and educators for most …

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Visual Narratives in the Classroom: When did comics get such a bad rap? 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Carey Reed.

“When you learn to read, it is usually with picture books. After that, anything with pictures is looked at as ‘baby’,” remarks Deborah Rosenburg during her talk “Visual Narratives Dissected” at the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines conference at Teachers College. Rosenburg asks: “When did comics and graphic novels get such a bad …

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History Lessons and Games: How can they work together? 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Carey Reed.

The Teachers College Creativity, Play, and Imagination three-day conference got underway May 26, 2011. After an opening dialogue about creativity and change with TC’s emerita professor Dr. Maxine Greene and the University of Michigan’s Dr. Fred Goodman, participants had lunch and broke into groups to attend lectures, workshops and panel discussions. In Horace Mann 152, …

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Jester’s ‘Exquisite Corpse’ Collaboration 

Great to see so many of you participating in the session on Jesters and creative see(k)ing. Copied below is your amazing collaborative discourse that both IS-- and is about-- play, ambiguity, uncertainty, and risk-taking beyond the 'frame.' Jester’s Exquisite Corpse* 5/26/11 (*Note: a forward slash indicates the beginning of a new player’s contribution.) The creative …

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Inside the Museum: A interactive map of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Join us to unearth and interact with the Metropolitan Museum’s collection through a demonstration of the digital Inside the Museum project for young people. Presented by: Masha Turchinsky (masha.turchinsky@metmuseum.org) , Senior Publishing and Creative Manager for Digital Media at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Creative Director for Inside the Met, Ed.M. candidate in International Educational …

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Game Show NYC  ☆

Find out about this great concurrent gallery show: Not to be confused with a TV Game Show, Game Show NYC (GSNYC) expands the concept of an Art Show by making the enjoyment of art an active and educative experience. GSNYC will serve as a forum to bring together artists, educators, and game designers, with the …

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Hello! 

Just a little intro... my name is Michelle Illuminato, and I'm showing sculptures from the series, Belgrade: Dexterity Games as part of Game Show New York. I'm an artist who creates dialogue about people’s relationship to the land, food and culture through events, tours, sculpture, books and public works. I work individually and together with …

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Play with Food? 

During one of the conference organized meals, shall we share with each other our favorite ways of playing with our food? Of course, we should show courtesy and discretion and avoid creating a mess, but perhaps we can share with each other some of our favorite food sculptures. Maybe a diorama in which mashed potato …

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What childhood toy do you still have? 

Hi, I  am Peter Han and am looking forward to participating in the conference next week. One question I have for you all is what childhood toy do you still have with you at home? that you still play with? why? why not? I still have my stuffed Koala bear which I received as a …

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Please bring small old toys to the conference! 

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copy, rip, learn 

I am Simon Lindgren, Professor of Sociology at Umeå University and working out of the HUMlab research environment. My talk at Creativity, Play, and the Imagination will be co-presented with Ragnar Lundström, a PhD candidate of Sociology. The presentation will be based on research done within a project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, on …

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Supporting Academic Creativity With Online Tools 

I'll be co-presenting with Peter Beaugard (on "Using Graphic Design Methods & Interactive Tools to Encourage Play in Online Learning") and Nate Dern – (on "Crowdsourcing Creativity"). Join us at "Tech Panel I" at 10:45 - 12:15, on Friday May 27, 2011. My session is titled, "Supporting Academic Creativity With Online Tools." What is academic creativity …

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Turning into Healing Meditations 

Hello I am a psychotherapist/ analyst who works in French & English and is interested in culturally-based "playful" exchanges in therapy. I have an adolescent client who is deeply engrossed in Japanese anime, post-apocalyptic stories, and, lately, suicide cults which turn into healing meditations.... How we skate between these poles of deep protest/ deep commitment, …

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Haiku and Comics – Constraints and the Creative Process 

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 …

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visual storyteller 

Hi, I am a Scottish pastor /storyteller who loves to discover and share the wonder of simple things. These includes stories, string figures, origami, haiku and soap bubbles and whatever else I've been privileged enough to be allowed to explore. I have been a workshop leader and performer for several decades and have been involved in …

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Board Games in the Classroom 

My name is Matt Wranovix and I’m a Lecturer in the History Department at the University of New Haven. I’m a medievalist by training and teach a variety of courses from general surveys of Western History to more specialized medieval topics. There has been talk in the department of the need to develop more exciting …

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