Off the Lip

Off the Lip

Transtechnology Research

Off the Lip is a collaboration between CogNovo and Transtechnology Research, at the Cognition Institute, University of Plymouth.

7-11 September 2015

Off the Lip 2015: Workshop and Conference

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Find the proceedings of the conference at Plymouth Universities pearl system.

[Update 2017]: Have a look at this years conference "Off the Lip 2017" on the topic of Cognitive Innovation and Displacement.

[Update Jul/2016]: Following up on last years successful conference, we are currently planning "Off the Lip 2016". It will be a combination of two evening packed with workshops and talk leading to the "CogNovo bizarre bazaar" on 22/Oct/2016.

Workshops: 7-8 September
Social event and party CogJam: 10 September 2015
Conference: 9-11 September

Plenary Speakers:

We have video recordings of all three keynotes available on our website. Please be sure to have a look.

Amy Ione, Director of the Diatrope Institute, Berkeley, California, USA

Roger Malina, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Sundar Sarukkai, Professor of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal, India

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.

Confirmed Workshops:

The workshops will engage participants in the contributions made by past and current research in the Humanities in the understanding of cognition as a creative interaction with daily life, featuring case-studies and examples that will suggest how to build bridges between current trends in the cognitive sciences and established bodies of knowledge.


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. Booking through the University estore website is required in any case. Different types of accommodation can be found nearby. Feel free to contact the conference administrator with additional questions. UPDATE: Online registration is closed. Please get in contact with the conference administrator to check if you can still register at the venue itself.