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Kemp Awarded Fellowship to Salzburg Global Seminar on Neuroscience and Art

Posted on 3/9/2015 4:48:04 PM

Professor Rick Kemp, head of Acting and Directing in the Department of Theater and Dance, was selected to join other innovators in neuroscience and the arts to participate in an international seminar on the sources of creativity and innovation.

The mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. To do this, the organization designs, facilitates, and hosts programs to drive social change in the areas of imagination, sustainability, and justice.

Salzburg Global Seminar 547 focused on neuroscience and art, asking “What are the Sources of Innovation and Creativity?” In recent years, there have been an increasing number of scientific investigations into art, exploring what actually happens in the brain during the creative process. This seminar represents a pioneering step to establish a neutral international forum to discuss state-of-the-art findings from a cross-disciplinary perspective, prioritize future research, and expand creative opportunities for learning, innovation and collaboration.

In addition to participating in the seminar as a whole, Kemp was asked to facilitate one of four focus groups charged with mapping research in progress and advancing cross-disciplinary exchange.

Department of Theater and Dance