“Creativity will increasingly be the defining human talent”
I have read a few articles recently on the importance of creativity for the future of the economy and workforce and how we need to design an education that fits future needs.
With increasing levels of mechanisation associated with advances in technology, a number of jobs are at risk of automation, even jobs such as coding will likely soon be quicker done by machines. As a result, greater emphasis is being placed on developing creativity within today’s children as this is something which machines won’t be able to do. So, whilst we should embrace and take advantage of the incredible capabilities of technology, we should also be working to strengthen our uniquely human qualities.
Two articles which discuss this topic in more depth include:
U Social event, Thursday 8th December, 6pm – 7.30pm, LUMS LT 7
In the hustle and bustle of the 21st century, everything is changing extremely fast, with new ideas being implemented on a daily basis.
This is why, whether you’re an individual looking for an idea, or a society wanting to implement new activities, it’s important to know how to generate ideas in a fast and efficient way!
So come along to U Social’s workshop delivered by recent graduate, GulAhmed Maqsood, who will share his innovation and idea generating techniques.
The event will give you not only theoretical insights but also an opportunity to practice what you have learnt.
Visit the Facebook event here.
David Kelley on Unlocking Creative Confidence
In an interview for KQED Radio, David Kelley, creative problem solver and founder of design firm IDEO and Stanford’s design school discusses the importance of collaboration, talks about his book ‘creative confidence’ and shares how anyone can unlock their creativity. The interview is well worth a listen here.
If you emerge inspired or are looking to develop your own creative confidence why not attend one of the Enterprise Centre’s IdeasLabs? Held every Wednesday 2-3:30pm in the Learning Zone, IdeasLabs are a place to come and explore, share and experiment with ideas and learn techniques to help you develop your creativity. For more details click here.
Now Then – Making it in the Arts: Weds 11th May 2016, 2pm – 5pm
FASS seminar event for early career artists and undergraduates.
Generated from conversations with current students, recent graduates, producers, programmers and lecturers from universities across the UK, Now Then seeks to inform students of the practicalities of making theatre/art after university and how to create an income. Now Then will offer an introduction to the following topics:
- artistic platforms,
- marketing your own company and yourself,
- internships and applications,
- as well as offering professional artists’ case studies.
Now Then will delivered by Theatre/LICA alumna Jenny Gaskell, a freelance producer who has worked with Lancaster Arts, Quarantine, Contact, FUEL and Kate O’Donnell.
If you’re interested in a career in theatre or art, and want to know you can make a life and a living from your talent, book your place via TARGETConnect and find out.
‘Creative Teams’ research project requires volunteers
‘Creative Teams’ is a research project exploring how global teams solve problems.
It is running a series of tests this term to explore how team creativity is affected by physical distribution, and are looking for participants in the study. The study is open to everyone and you will be reimbursed with a £10 Amazon voucher for your time.
The test takes around 1 hour to complete and involves an iPad based fun creativity test in a team whilst communicating via Skype. Creative Teams are looking for lots of participants and will work to fit the test around your schedule.
To register for a session, and to visit the website, click here.