The Institute for Applied Creativity is a forum for radical harmony among domains and disciplines intent on creating a radiant future. We champion combinations of experimental, rational, intuitive, and analytical methods to realize tangible accomplishments. In bridging academic, private, and civic arenas, key elements of our socially productive provocations include play, experimentation, even the dreaded event of failure - an essential part of knowing what works. The inherent creativity of individuals, the deep knowledge within disciplinary practice and research, and the rapid pace of transformation in society collectively contribute to an Institute that exercises iterative, regenerative, and nimble practices. As an aggregator of 21st Century knowledge and expertise, a matchmaker crossing academic, community and business boundaries, and a catalyst for realizing transformative ideas, the Institute's research, education and outreach initiatives focus on the creative process, a keystone of innovation.
Head, Institute for Applied Creativity
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