Forum this week 12/4/18

Dear All

this week the forum will meet at the St Martins Gallery in Lincoln to view and discuss the work of Geoff Matthews and Colin Davis who currently have an exhibition there.

To this end we will meet around the normal time (14:15) at the gallery. There will hopefully be a drink or two in the Cardinals Hat afterwards (around 16:00).

Hope to see you there.

Graham

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No forum this week

Dear All

just to let you know that there will be no forum on the week of 05/04. The following week however will be a meeting up at St Martins Gallery to view Geoff Matthews’ and Colin Davis’ exhibition followed hopefully by a small libation. More details of organization will follower closer to the time.

best

Grahanm

Orgone Accumulator

Dear All

the forum’s sister organisation, the Centre for Experimental Ontology (in collaboration with UoL architecture) has just installed an Orgone Accumulator into the University of Lincoln Library.

Staff, students and members of the public are welcome to come and see it and have a go if they like.

best

Graham

 

Philosophy Society Talk

THURSDAY JANUARY 25TH, 2017 AT 7 PM

THE CARDINAL’S HAT

268 HIGH STREET, LINCOLN

 

‘Creativity’

By

Professor Matthew Kieran

University of Leeds

ALL WELCOME

Abstract

In the twenty-first century, creativity will become ever more prized by governments and societies. It is easy to see why, given creativity involves producing something new and valuable. Creative people generate new experiences, new technologies and new solutions to very real problems. But why is being creative valuable for the creative person? It is one thing for others to value your creativity, but why should you value being creative? This talk will examine dominant assumptions about creativity – in particular that creativity must give rise to something new – and argue that the creative process is tightly tied to the exercise of human individuality. In a very real sense you become more yourself in the creative process. But what exactly does this mean? How can you not be yourself? And what does this imply if we want to be creative? The talk will cast light on the value of creativity by addressing these questions.

 

 

Speaker Profile

 

Matthew Kieran is Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at the University of Leeds. His publications include Revealing Art (Routledge 2005), translated into Chinese and Korean, and co-edited collections such as Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind (OUP, 2014). He has spoken at Tate Britain, the International Miami Basel Art Fair, the National Icelandic Visual Arts Awards and appeared on Channel 4. He is currently writing a book on creativity and character. His website is matthewkieran.com