Of Creativity" Is Theme Of Three-Day Humanities And Technology Conference
21, 2001-- If there is one trait that leads to the
best work in all academic disciplines, it may well be creativity.
Exploring how creativity is understood and encouraged in many different
fields is the theme of the annual conference of the Humanities and
Technology Association, a national interdisciplinary scholarly society,
to be held at the University of Virginia Sept. 19-21.
conference, "Concepts of Creativity in the Humanities, Science,
and Technology," will feature lectures, paper presentations
and discussions on such topics as "Creativity in Lyric Poetry,
Music, and Engineering," "Understanding, Teaching, and
Sustaining Creativity," "The Process of Discovery"
and "Creativity Across the Curriculum."
Hughes, Mellon professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania
and distinguished visiting professor at MIT and a noted historian
of technology and science, will give the keynote address at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Rotunda Dome Room. His talk is titled
"Feedback Controls, Dynamic Systems, and Atonal Music: The
Art of Invention."
conference also will feature an illustrated lecture by Miami-based
artist Terje Lundaas, who produces dramatic glass sculptures through
a blend of ancient technique and modern engineering. The presentation
will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Alumni Hall Ballroom.
conference registration fee, which includes receptions and a years
membership in the Humanities and Technology Association, is $50
for U.Va. faculty, students and alumni, and $175 for others ($115
for non-U.Va. graduate students).
conference is sponsored by the Division of Technology, Culture and
Communication in U.Va.s School of Engineering and Applied
forms and full conference information are available on the Web at
Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856