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Innovation Forum Day 2 Schedule

February 14, 2012

10:45-11:45am Exploring Creativity Through Games @ UW1-103

We speak about “playing games” in our day-to-day lives, whether we refer to actual games or whether we refer metaphorically to a mode of conduct. However, who do we mean when we say, “she” is winning or “he” likes playing games? When does the game become the “player?”

In this presentation by Prof. Nicole Calian we will engage two philosophers from different time periods, namely Immanuel Kant and Hans-Georg Gadamer, to address this question.

Light refreshments included.

12:00pm-1:30pm TIC Talk Series: Increasing Engagement and Learning in STEM Education @ Rose Room

Increasing Engagement and Learning in STEM Education features brief research presentations, followed by a panel discussion about innovative teaching methods to foster student success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas. Presentations include: “Science Teaching for Diverse Learners” by Prof. Carrie Tzou, “Game-Themed Introductory Programming Project” by Prof. Kelvin Sung, and “Interactive Visualizations to Enhance Student Learning” by Prof. Robin Angotti.

Light refreshments included.

1:30pm-3:00pm On the Ceiling Exhibition Discussion @ North Creek Events Center

On the Ceiling is an exhibition of student work created as a visual response project, inspired by the novel Au Plafond (On the Ceiling) by Éric Chevillard. The images will be on display throughout Innovation Forum week. Professor Hiebert and student exhibitors will discuss the project at this session.

In the novel, one of the distinguishing features of the main character is that he wears a chair upside-down on his head — both an absurdist gesture and a creative horizon from which the story itself unfolds.

For the project, students were challenged to take a picture of someone wearing a chair, incorporating the spirit of engagement into the process. The intent was to initiate dialogue among participants – as a space for whimsical speculation and creative rethinking of performance and representation.

Light Refreshments Included.

5:00pm-6:30pm Innovation Squared: Why Innovations in Technology Require Innovations in Ethics @ Rose Room

Innovations in science and technology can enable human beings to do entirely new things. But the possibilities they create may leave us unsure about what is the right thing to do. In this one-and-a-half hour panel discussion led by Prof. Gwen Ottinger, researchers from diverse disciplines:

•give examples of cutting edge technology that is creating new ethical dilemmas;

•explain why our current best thinking about ethics cannot fully resolve them; and

•sketch out the ethical innovations needed to act well in the context of rapid technological advance.

Light refreshments included.

6:00pm-8:00pm Theater of Situations @ North Creek Events Center

Theater of Situations is a mixed media presentation, exhibit, demonstration and game participation event, devised by IAS Professor Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren and students in the course, Theatre of Situations: Games as Workshop, Games as Performance during Winter Quarter.

The program begins with an introduction to and demonstration of creativity, improvisation, and games. The second part is an opportunity to try out discipline-specific games (Nursing, Computing, Business and Global Studies) created and run by the students. The third part is a campus-wide game called Theater of Situations. Audience members can watch a live video stream of the game in North Creek Events Center, follow the student teams around campus as they race to complete the relay, or participate in a side event called “Eccentric Showcase” that will occur at the same time.

Check out the full Innovation Forum schedule here!

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