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Happenings at the CRC

September 2019 – Launching our 10th anniversary year

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The CRC is pleased to announce our first guest curator, Charlotte Kent, PhD, Assistant Professor of Visual Culture, Department of Art & Design, College of the Arts at Montclair State University, and author of the just-published book, Writing for College and Beyond (Peter Lang, 2019).

Professor Kent will convene and edit a series of brief essays this fall on the theme of Collaborations.

Read Professor Tara L. Conley’s COLLABORATIONS essay here Read Hyeseung Marriage-Song’s COLLABORATIONS essay here Read David Galef’s COLLABORATIONS essay here Read the new COLLABORATIONS post by Mary Ann Caws here Marielle S. Gross offers the next essay in our COLLABORATIONS series Read Tom Leeser’s new COLLABORATIONS post now Read Arnaud Kurze’s new COLLABORATIONS post now Read Katherine Guinness’ new COLLABORATIONS post now Read Fawzia Afzal-Khan’s new COLLABORATIONS post now Read Professor Charlotte Kent’s welcoming post now

Spring 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 6 pm

Presentation Hall, School of Communication and Media, College of the Arts

Dr. Pablo P.L. Tinio, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Foundations of the College of Education and Human Services and the Creativity and Aesthetics Lab at Montclair State University convened the Spring 2019 annual Symposium.

Imagination and Creativity in Science and Education

This symposium brought together experts on the science and teaching of creativity. Together they identified and addressed the common misconceptions about creativity, presented the state-of-the-art in creativity research and pedagogy, and discussed with the audience the many factors that promote or inhibit the expression of imaginative and creative behaviors.

Presenters and Roundtable Participants

Pablo P. L. Tinio, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Foundations and the Creativity and Aesthetics Lab at Montclair State University.

Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology at New York University and Director of the Mindful Education Lab.

Baptiste Barbot, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at PACE University and Associate Editor of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Julie Dalley, Associate Director of the Office for Faculty Advancement at Montclair State University.

Ashwin Vaidya, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences & Department of Physics and Astronomy at Montclair State University.

Neil Baldwin, Professor, Department of Theater and Dance at Montclair State University and Director of the Creative Research Center

Watch the Symposium now:


Spring 2018

The Seventh Annual Creative Research Center Symposium

From The Imagination in the post-9/11 World (2011)

to The Scientific Imagination (2012) 
to The Cinematic Imagination (2013-14) 
to The Entrepreneurial Imagination (2015) 
to The Algorithmic Imagination (2016)
to The Religious Imagination (2017)

The Creative Research Center has furthered its mission drawing upon the intellectual and innovative energies of the Montclair State University community.

In collaboration with Prof. Norma Connolly, chair, and her distinguished colleagues in the Department of Justice Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jessica S. Henry, Arnaud Kurze, Elenice De Souza Oliveira, and Jason Williams, we will present:

Justice Reimagined

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7:00-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday evening
April 11th, 2018
SCM Presentation Hall
College of the Arts‌

Watch the Justice Reimagined symposium now

“How much will future generations know about today’s online culture when the average web page lasts 100 days?” 

— Abby Smith Rumsey, author of When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future. (New York: Bloomsbury, 2016)


February 2018

We asked Research Academy for University Learning Director Milton Fuentes and Associate Director Julie Dalley “What is the biggest challenge facing higher education in the next decade?” To read their inspiring and provocative responses, visit the Creative Research Center Guest Blog.


Fall 2017

We are proud to publish a new guest essay by Catherine Baird, the Online and Outreach Services Librarian at Sprague Library here at Montclair State.
She takes on the issue of truly “creative” research.
Visit the Creative Research Center Guest Blog


The Sixth Annual Creative Research Center Symposium

From The Imagination in the post-9/11 World (2011) 
to The Scientific Imagination (2012) 
to The Cinematic Imagination (2013-14) 
to The Entrepreneurial Imagination (2015) 
to The Algorithmic Imagination (2016)

The Creative Research Center has furthered its mission drawing upon the intellectual and innovative energies of the Montclair State University community.

In collaboration with the distinguished faculty of the Department of Religion in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, we presented The Religious Imagination in the 21st Century Wednesday, April 26th, in the Cohen Lounge, CHSS, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Watch the Religious Imagination Symposium now

A Transdisciplinary Online Community

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CRC Artist’s Statement – by Nell Painter

Fall 2015 – CRC Virtual Artist in Residence Nell Painter Returns to Princeton and gives a fascinating interview to the online magazine Dime and Honey.

September 2017

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American Culture at the Shanghai Theater

 

Neil Baldwin, Director of The Creative Research Center, was given the special privilege of conducting a wide-ranging seminar on “American Culture” for visiting graduate students from Shanghai Theatre Academy in July.


The Fifth Annual CRC Symposium on the Imagination

Weapons of Math Destruction Event Challenges Accuracy of Algorithms

The recent “Weapons of Math Destruction: What is an Algorithm?” event explored what algorithms are (and are not), how they are built, their positive and negative effects, and the ways we can examine them for fairness and ethical behavior.

 


May 2016

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‘THERE!’ Works by CRC virtual artist-in-residence Nell Painter On display through June 30, 2016 at:

 


November 2015

CRC director Dr. Neil Baldwin was featured on the latest episode of Carpe Diem, a weekly news magazine from the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State. Dr. Baldwin discussed his acclaimed biography of the renowned innovator of American poetry Dr. William Carlos Williams, To All Gentleness: William Carlos Williams, The Doctor-Poet, which chronicles the life of the New Jersey poet who wrote from the perspective of a doctor and practiced medicine with the compassion of a poet. Carpe Diem also documented a memorable event at the Meadowlands Museum honoring the poet his extensive work as a physician.

Watch the episode now.‌‌


The Creative Research Center presents the Fourth Annual Symposium – The Entrepreneurial Imagination. 

April 14, 2015 in alliance with The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
The Entrepreneurial Imagination – with John Kounios – author of The Eureka Factor


The Third Annual CRC Symposium:

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


Learn more about Cari Ann Shim Sham and her work.
See the promo for Stardust, Cari Ann’s collaboration with David Rousseve.

 

The Scientific Imagination: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Watch The Scientific Imagination

The Montclair State University 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 Mont. 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 in 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.