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Program of "Milieus of Creativity"

Wednesday, September 6
Thursday, September 7
Friday, September 8
Saturday, September 9

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Introduction: Knowledge & Space: Milieus of Creativity
Peter Meusburger (Geography), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

 

Session 1: Creativity & Problem Solving – A Clarification of Concepts
Chair: Jens Förster (Psychology), International University Bremen (Germany)

 

Creativity as Interaction – the Psychology of Creativity
Joachim Funke (Psychology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Discussion

Creativity and Conceptual Spaces
Margaret Boden (Cognitive Science), University of Sussex (GB) Discussion Coffee break

Imagination, Cognition & Creativity – philosophies view
Günter Abel (Philosophy), TU Berlin (Germany) Discussion

Visual images can impede thinking
Markus Knauff (Cognitive Science), University of Freiburg (Germany)

Discussion

General discussion (session 1)

Closure of session 1



Thursday, September 7, 2006

Session 2: Creativity in Context
Chair: Joachim Funke (Psychology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

 

Creativity & Intelligence: alleged cultural, racial and gender differences under scrutiny
James C. Kaufman (Psychology), CaliforniaStateUniversity (USA)

Discussion

Creativity in Context: the social psychology of creativity
Jens Förster (Psychology), International University Bremen (Germany)

Discussion

Coffee break

Creativity and spatial planning
Klaus R. Kunzmann (Spatial Planning), University of Dortmund (Germany)

Discussion

Space(s) of innovation – regional knowledge economies
Martina Fromhold-Eisebith (Geography), University of Aachen (Germany)

Discussion

General discussion (session 2)

Closure of session 2



Friday, September 8, 2006

Session 3: Creativity & Economics
Chair: Martina Fromhold-Eisebith (Geography), University of Aachen (Germany)

 

Exploring the Relationships between Problem Solving and Psychological Climate
Scott G. Isaksen (Creativity and Innovation), Creativity Reseach Unit, The Creative Problem Solving Group, Inc. (USA)

Discussion

Coffee break

Dividing labour – sharing knowledge: innovative spaces in a knowledge society
Ernst Helmstädter (Economics), Institute for Work and Technology, Gelsenkirchen (Germany)

Discussion

Cultural diversity and economic innovation
Ricarda Bouncken (Economics of Innovation), University of Greifswald (Germany)

Discussion

General Discussion (session 3)

Lunch

 

Session 4: Creativity in the realm of science
Chair: Günter Abel (Philosophy), Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)

 

Insights of genius: imagery and creativity in science and art
Arthur I. Miller (Physics), University College London (GB)

Discussion

Scientific Creativity as a Combinatorial Process: The Chance Baseline
Dean Keith Simonton (Psychology), University of California (USA)

Discussion

Coffee break

Panel discussion (A.I. Miller/ D.K. Simonton/ S.G. Isaksen)

General discussion (session 4)

Closure of session 4

Visit to the Carl Bosch Museum, Heidelberg



Saturday, September 9, 2006

Session 5: Capabilities of creative utopias: opportunities and risks of fictional thinking
Chair: Margaret Boden (Cognitive Science), University of Sussex (GB)

 

An introduction to geophilosophy
Stephan Günzel (Philosophy), University of Jena (Germany)

Discussion

Theorizing the Potentials and Possibilities of Social and Spatial Life
Barney Warf (Geography), Florida State University (USA)

Discussion

Coffee break

Looking at the present through the future: Imaginative geographies of science fiction
Rob Kitchin (Geography), National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (Ireland)

Discussion

General Discussion

Lunch

Panel Discussion: Knowledge & Space: Milieus of Creativity

End of the symposium
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