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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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We'll talk with author Fran Sorin about the connections between gardening and creativity, and how gardening can be a creative tool for enhancing joy and well-being. Fran is the author of Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening.
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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

Our guest will John Seely Brown, co-author of A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. We'll explore the role of creativity and imagination in change, learning, work and innovation, as... more

Best-selling author Bernie DeKoven joins us to explore game design, healthy competition, play, and creative fun. Bernie is the author of "The Well Played Game," in which he voiced a philosophy of "healthy competition" that formed the... more

Join us with author Sandy Sims to explore the role of creative thinking in life and work. Sandy is the author of "How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking, A Creative Thinking... more

We'll explore the patterns that organize and control our different learning and creativity styles. And we'll look at the way we move and mind-body connection. Join us with Betsy Wetzig, movement researcher, choreographer, dancer, and... more

We'll explore the importance of playing in the kitchen, creating the space for families to cook and eat together, and fostering creativity and communication through cooking and eating together. Rachel Theriot is the CEO and head chef... more

We'll explore the intersection of travel, play, community-building, creativity, the outdoors, education, music and the environment with the co-founder and international program director of Crooked Trails: Travel with a Purpose. Find... more
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