Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity

Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity Colloquium Agenda


//// Role/Play: Collaborative Creativity and Creative Collaborations Student Fellows Symposium Agenda

  • Sunday, March 11, 2018
    6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Student Symposium Welcome Reception  (Student Awardees)
    St. Gregory Hotel Ballroom
  • Monday, March 12, 2018
    8:00 AM  -  5:45 PM
    Student Symposium Monday  (selected students)
    NAS Building 2101 Constitution Ave NW

    8:00 AM Registration

    8:30 AM Welcome Talk: Liese Zahabi, Ben Shneiderman

    9:00 AM Panel #1 (4 student speakers, 15 min talks)

    10:00 AM Break

    10:15 AM Invited Lecture #1

    11:00 AM PechuKucha Sessions #1 (8-10 student speakers)

    12:00 PM Lunch and talk with a selected Colloquium Speaker

    1:15 PM Panel #2 (4 student speakers, 15 min talks)

    2:15 PM Break

    2:30 PM Invited Lecture #2: Molly Morin

    3:15 PM Break

    3:30 PM Panel #3 (4 student speakers, 15 min talks)

    4:45 PM PechaKucha Sessions #2 (8-10 student speakers)

    5:45 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Reception/Dinner Monday March 12  (students & colloquium speakers)
    NAS Building 2101 Constitution Ave NW
    5:45 PM Reception / Dinner Poster Session/Creative Exhibition (20-25 student submissions/participants)
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Tues Mar 13
    NAS Building 2101 Constitution Ave NW

    9:00am Opening: Marcia McNutt, President NAS

    Introduction: Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, Rock the Research: Embrace Design, Rediscover Visual, and Go Social

    Opening Talk: Jasia Reichardt, Cybernetic Serendipity Exhibit Organizer, In Anticipation of the Sixties

    10:30am BREAK

    10:50am Session 1: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity: A Catalyst for Research Breakthroughs Session
    Chair: Roger Malina, University of Texas, Dallas
    Sara Diamond, OCAD University, Modeling New Knowledges – An Inclusive STEAM + D Imperative
    Curtis Wong, Microsoft, Inc., Leonardo da Vinci: Art/Science as the Virtuous Cycle of Rendering and Understanding Natural World
    Patrick McCray, University of California, Santa Barbara, All Watched Over and Watching Machines of Loving, Sometimes Terrifying, Grace

    12:20pm LUNCH

    1:30pm Session 2: Information Visualization, Data Art/Design, Data Journalism: Revealing Hidden Worlds
    Maneesh Agrawala, Stanford University, Deconstructing Charts and Graphs
    Jeff Heer, University of Washington, Constructing Charts and Graphs
    Alyssa Goodman, Harvard, Smithsonian, The Road from Explanation to Exploration, and Back

    3:00pm BREAK

    3:30pm Session 2b

    Katy Borner, Indiana University, Data Visualization Literacy: Research and Tools that Advance Public Understanding of Scientific Data
    Fernanda Viegas, Google, Inc., Visualization as Lingua Franca in Machine Learning
    Jonathan Corum, New York Times, Revealing Hidden Worlds: Visualizing Science at The New York Times

    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Annual Arthur M. Sackler Lecture
    NAS Building 2101 Constitution Ave NW

    5:00 pm Reception

    6:00 Annual Sackler Public Lecture presented by David Skorton, Smithsonian Institution

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Wed Mar 14
    NAS Building 2101 Constitution Ave NW

    9:00am Session 3: Integrating Art & Design Education with Science, Engineering & Medicine
    Session 3 Chair: Youngmoo Kim, Drexel University, A consensus report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Higher Education and Workforce

    Panel Discussion and Reflections with Report Committee Members
    David Skorton (Committee Chair), Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
    Tom Rudin, Director, NRC Board on Higher Education and Workforce
    Pamela Jennings, Construkts
    Laurie Baefsky, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities

    10:30am BREAK

    10:50am Session 3b: Session Chair: Youngmoo Kim, Drexel University

    John Maeda, Global Head of Computational Design + Inclusion, Automattic (Invited), Design, Technology, and Inclusion for Advancing Learning
    Robert Root-Bernstein, Michigan State University, How Arts, Crafts and Design Training Benefit STEMM Professionals: The Evidence and It's Limitations
    Robert Semper, Exploratorium, Art as a Way of Knowing: Lessons from the Exploratorium Experience Integrating Art into STEMedu

    12:20pm LUNCH

    1:30pm Session 4: Social Media, Citizen Science & Team Research How to Harness the Power of Collaboration, Participation & Teamwork to Accelerate Research? 
    Session 4 Chair: Alyssa Goodman
    Jennifer Preece, University of Maryland, Citizen Science Speaks to Research: New Paradigms, New Agendas and Broader Impacts
    Laura Trouille, Adler Planetarium & Zooniverse Project, and Chris Linton, Oxford University and Zooniverse Project, Tales from the Zooniverse: Enabling Serendipity and Creativity through Citizen Science
    Julia K Parrish, University of Washington, The Promise of Citizen Science: Scale, Technology, Agency
    3:00pm BREAK
    Niki Kittur, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Scaling Up Serendipity: Augmenting Analogical Innovation with Crowds and AI
    Zeynep Tufekci, writer, academic, and self-styled "techno-sociologist", The New Information Infrastructure: Reconfiguring the Production of Knowledge, Authority and Networks
    5:00pm END