The promise of cognitive innovation as a collaborative project in the sciences, arts and humanities is that we can approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process in which the energies that shape the poem are necessarily indistinguishable from those that shape the poet. For the purposes of this conference the exploration of the idea of cognitive innovation concerns an understanding of creativity that is not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but also as intrinsic to our cognitive development. As a consequence, we see the possibility for cognitive innovation to provide a theoretical and practical platform from which to address disciplinary differences in ways that offer new topics and concerns for research in the sciences and the humanities.
Papers should consider cognitive aspects of creativity, including but are not confined to:
Proposals are invited for papers dealing with responses to the research challenge of cognitive innovation from the sciences and humanities. We are particularly interested in offering opportunities for reporting on recent and emerging work in all disciplines and will give special attention to speculative approaches that involve more than one discipline. Papers (20 minutes) will be delivered in 30-minute slots to allow good time for discussion, and will be published following the conference. Papers may also be presented as posters in the interactive poster+ session.
We encourage non-traditional forms of research presentations in the context of the familiar conference poster event.
Propose 6-minute cognition-related artworks including screenings, mini-lectures and performances to be interleaved with spontaneous contributions from delegates reflecting on the day’s discussions and exchanges.
There are no conference registration fees for students and a nominal fee of £50 for all other participants to cover lunches and coffee, with an additional £30 for those delegates wishing to attend the conference dinner. The conference administrator will assist with bookings for accommodation if required.