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Steve Dahlberg-Mary Alice Long

Creativity in Play


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Exploring the importance of creativity, play and imagination across society. Hosted by Steven Dahlberg and Mary Alice Long, Ph.D. Produced by the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, in partnership with the National Creativity Network. ... 'The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.' – Carl Jung

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Sir Ken Robinson joins us for a one-year celebration of "Creativity in Play" and will explore with us his take on the current state of creativity in education, the workplace and society. Sir Ken is author of the New York Times best-seller, The... more

NOTE: The audio of this interview has an echo. An edited version with all of Anne's comments is available here on Vimeo. We'll explore the creativity of poetry and the poetry of creativity with Irish poet Anne F. O'Reilly. Plus, find out more... more

We'll explore the progress of the Lincoln Center Institute's Imagination Conversations that have been held around the country, what will be happening at America's Imagination Summit on July 21 and 22 in New York City, and what the... more

We'll explore the role of creativity and play in social change, community organizing and social movements, as well as the importance of play in public space. Our guest is Ben Shepard, assistant professor of human service at New... more

We'll explore what the creative process looks like and how it works across poetry and therapy with poet and Jungian analyst Naomi Ruth Lowinsky. Her memoir about her pushy muse is called The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets... more

We'll explore the notion of the "game frame," what games mean to us, why learning should look more like gaming and why work should look more like play. Plus, connections between creativity, motivation and games. Our guest is Aaron... more

Our guest is Piers Fawkes, founder and editor-in-chief of PSFK, a daily source of new ideas for creative professionals. We'll explore future trends shaping innovation and technology across sectors. Find out more about Piers and PSFK.

Our guest is Carrie Lobman, Ed.D., associate professor at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, and co-author of Unscripted Learning: Using Improvisation Across the K-8 Curriculum. We'll explore the role of play, creativity... more

We'll explore insights into creativity and creative collaboration from jazz improv with jazz musician Jonathan Batiste. Jonathan is a member of a long lineage of musicians from the Batiste family of Louisiana. At 24, Jonathan performed and... more

Our guest will be Steven Gross, chief playmaker for the Life is Good Kids Foundation and the Life is Good Playmakers program. They provide teachers and childcare providers with training and resources to heal and strengthen children... more
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