This Month at the CRC
This Month's Essays & Announcements
The Director’s Essay is an anecdotal, video-linked report on the Fourth Annual Research Academy for University Learning Symposium/Showcase.
The Guest Essay is given over to CRC “Staff Picks” of recent Web and analogue recommended reading.
Announcing – Spring 2014 – the third annual Creative Research Center virtual and real-time symposium – continuing our theme of the imagination in all realms - The Cinematic Imagination co-curated with Prof. Roberta Friedman, The Film Forum, MSU School of Communication and Media. Watch this space for more information.
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The MSU Creative Research Center in association with The College of the Arts, The College of Science and Mathematics, and The School of Communication and Media presents The Second Annual CRC Symposium/Video – The Scientific Imagination – Where Do Ideas Come From?
Dr. Neil Baldwin, Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance in the College of the Arts and Director of The Creative Research Center, interviews Dr. Jennifer Adams Krumins, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Molecular Biology; Dr. Cigdem Talgar, Director of Research & Programs and Acting Director, The Research Academy for University Learning; Dr. William Thomas, Director, New Jersey School of Conservation; Dr. Ashwin Vaidya, Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences; and Dr. Meiyin Wu, Associate Professor, Biology and Molecular Biology and Director of The Passaic River Institute.
The Creative Research Center was established two years ago as the first - and only “virtual Center” at MSU. Its ambitious mission is to promote a continuous conversation about the role of the creative imagination in all fields – not only in the arts.
This one-hour video is a wide-ranging conversation about the delights and complexities of the scientific imagination. The panel discussion includes a series of short films produced and narrated by current broadcasting students and recent graduates that takes us “behind the scenes” for a first-hand look at the current projects and explorations of five distinguished scientists, as well as surprising revelations from their pasts about how they became immersed into their scientific ways of life.
The program explores how science and creativity have come together in these five careers, and how the imagination comes into play when these scientists are engaged in a project.
Thanks to Earl Harris & Alexandra Thelin for their continuing technical expertise.
The Creative Research Center is now on Facebook.
The Creative Research Center encourages cross-disciplinary critical discourse through virtual and real-time communications.
Our vision for stimulating an expansive cultural dialogue crossing physical boundaries culminated in a live event, Imagination in the Post-9/11 World: How Have We Changed? on October 12, 2011.