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.
I mean of course that the forum resumes on 29/03/2018 and 22/03/18 is the break week.
as the bad weather cancelled this weeks meeting the reading for next week will be the same as last week (see previous post for a link).
The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45
Cancelled due to weaker. Sorry.
THURSDAY JANUARY 25TH, 2017 AT 7 PM
THE CARDINAL’S HAT
268 HIGH STREET, LINCOLN
Professor Matthew Kieran
University of Leeds
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.
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
as the title suggests, this is just to inform you all that there is no meeting this week.
Whiteheadian discussions will resume next week.
a pdf of Process and Reality is available here. This text contains Whitehead’s own description of his categories.