This Month at the CRC


This Month's Essays & Announcements

March 2015

This month's guest essay and tumblr blog is by Andrea Claudio, a senior BA Theatre Arts major who has returned from seven months in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World.
To read and see the saga of Andrea's fascinating and emotional journey, go to the CRC Virtual Student Center here.

Announcing for Spring 2015
in collaboration with
The Feliciano Center
our fourth annual symposium
The Entrepreneurial Imagination

Tuesday evening, April 14, 2015, from 6:00-8:30
MSU Conference Center, University Hall

Talk, Q&A and book signing with author John Kounios:

The Cinematic Imagination - Part I
A Conversation with Cari Ann Shim Sham
February 4, 2014

Click here to watch the conversation filmed & edited by Ken Spooner.
Click here to learn more about Cari Ann Shim Sham and her work.
Click here to see the promo for Stardust, Cari Ann's collaboration with David Rousseve.

Part II - February 25 - A Conversation with Pam Turner 

Click here to watch Ken Spooner's video of the interview with Pam Turner.
Part III - Watch the Q&A Interview with filmmaker Grahame Weinbren! - April 1, 2014 - click here

Part IV - Watch the interview/screening with Academy Award Winner Skip Lievsay – April 22, 2014 - click here 


The Scientific Imagination: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Please click here to see video.

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/VideoThe 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.