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At the 2012 ALIA Queensland Mini-Conference: Innovate, Evolve, Create, I gave a keynote on creativity. This presentation was a reflective exploration creativity – what it means to be creative, why creativity is important, and how we can cultivate it. These are my slides from the presentation, and some resources that I referred to.
I referred to a couple of different TED talks during my presentation. These were:
We talked about libraries as incubator spaces (and I gave a really inarticulate response to a question on how we can be incubators and whether this is a new role for us) and I referred vaguely to “this awesome blog post”. Here are the very awesome things I was referring to.
A delegate mentioned LibraryHack as an example of libraries as incubators. Perfect example! You can find out more about LibraryHack on their website, or watch the playlist of videos related to LibraryHack created by a QUT Master of Information Technology (Library and Information Studies) (MIT LIS) student and myself.
Finally, here’s Little Red Riding Hood mashup video I mentioned (created by MIT LIS student Katya Henry).
I ran a visioning workshop based on the Design the box activity outlined at Gamestorming and in their fantastic app (which all facilitators and teachers should buy!) at the Australian Information Education Symposium in Adelaide on 24 June. In this workshop, educators designed a box for one of two products: the perfect information studies course (at qualification level) or the perfect information studies graduate.
Getting a room full of academics playing with crepe paper, stickers, cardboard, glue, ribbons and scissors felt like a daunting task. But they all got into the spirit and came up with really fantastic boxes.
We finished up the session with a start, stop, continue activity, where each person noted one thing they would start doing, one thing they would stop doing, and one thing they would continue doing in their teaching practice as a result of what we’d discussed in the workshop and the morning sessions at the Symposium.
My slides and the photos of the finished boxes are embedded below.