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Transforming business minds into creative minds.
This workshop explored storytelling as method for catalyzing the creative process.
This workshop explored collaborative strategies for developing new and innovative products.
A Better World by Design is a three-day conference at Brown and RISD that cultivates a global community of socially-conscious and passionate innovators
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STEAM is a student-led group at Brown University interested in furthering cross-disciplinary collaboration and problem solving, notably between STEM fields and the Arts.
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Penguin Physics: These animations were conceived, designed and produced by members of Communicating Science Through Visual Media, a new joint Brown-RISD course that explores the pedagogy of teaching science concepts through video and animation.
Make your own construction toys with these instructions.
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Barrett Hazeltine is a Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Brown University.
The Dual Degree Program draws on the complementary strengths of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to provide students with a range of opportunities to develop and integrate academic and artistic work.
What is a Theory? These animations were conceived, designed and produced by members of Communicating Science Through Visual Media, a new joint Brown-RISD course that explores the pedagogy of teaching science concepts through video and animation.
Workshop hosted at the Yale Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Design and facilitated by Joe Zinter, Ian Gonsher, Beth Altringer, and Neils Cosman.
Brown RISD Art Science Evening Rendezvous (BRASER) - BRASER (Brown RISD Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is the newest iteration of the LASER series run by Leonardo Journal. BRASER will offer presentations on interdisciplinary art, science and technology projects by artists, scientists, inventors, and scholars.
One of the many students at Brown connecting the arts and sciences.
We disassembled the materials at hand- discarded computers, printers, and other equipment headed for the recycling bin. From these raw materials we created kinetic sculptures.
Leon Cooper is the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Professor of Science and the Director of the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems. In 1972 Professor Cooper received the Nobel Prize in Physics (with J. Bardeen and J.R. Schrieffer) for his studies on the theory of superconductivity.
Professor Brainerd discusses how 3D imaging can give researchers insights into the biomechanics of organisms.
Experiments in Innovation and Innovation Education
As part of Brown's Center for Vision Research's 5th year anniversary event, we asked members of the Brown faculty from across disciplines to respond to this question.
Paper Zoo: These animations were conceived, designed and produced by members of Communicating Science Through Visual Media, a new joint Brown-RISD course that explores the pedagogy of teaching science concepts through video and animation.
This workshop -- part of A Better World by Design 2012 -- explored the power of rapid iteration by reimagining of the classic paper airplane.
The Generative Construction Toy is an iterative design exercise that develops students' abilities to frame and reframe their product and process through the cumulative refinements of free play.
With support from the Brown Science Center, a group of students developed short videos that explain how visual perception works.These microcourses employ visual storytelling techniques to translate concepts from the life sciences into short, compelling videos for a popular audience.
If it is sometimes true that what goes up must also come down, then it must also sometimes be true that what comes down must also go up.
Creative thinking is a critical response to the world around us- to our curiosities and interests, to the questions our observations generate, to the ways we frame problems, and to the strategies we develop for translating what we imagine into objects and experiences.
The meaning and value of a material - particularly a common, everyday material - opens up and expands when we discover new formal and functional possibilities.
Casey Dunn is an evolutionary biologist focusing on Cnidaria, the group of animals that include jellyfish, corals, and hydrozoans. He is the director of Dunn Lab at Brown.
This workshop explored bricolage as a creative strategy for generating value and recognizing entrepreneurial opportunities.
Lucas Mason-Brown studies Math and Philosophy of Science at Brown. He is also decoding a book written in a cryptic language by Rhode Island's founder Roger Williams.
Sue Alcock is the Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, and a recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship.
Professor Kingon discusses creativity in the context of entrepreneurship.
Professor Lipscombe discusses the relationship between creativity and scientific inquiry.
The Grand Anything... a structure whose form and function is not predetermined, but rather emerges out of purposeful play
Professor Ira Wilson is Chair of the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice at Brown University.
Forrest Gander is an award winning poet, essayist, translator, and Professor of Comparative Literature and Literary Arts at Brown University.
Students in the Brown IE/MBA workshop explored a simple, yet powerful principle... That innovation is the art of creating value.
Performance, object, and everyday life.
The Bruce High Quality Foundation are coming to Brown May 1st.
John Donoghue is a Professor of Neuroscience at Brown and a lead developer of BrainGate, which allows people with paralysis to control a computer with their mind.
Students in DesignStudio explore various strategies for designing functional objects, with an emphasis on learning through making.
Leslie Bostrom is a Professor of Visual Art at Brown University who teaches painting and printmaking.
Communicating Medical Risk, taught by David Macaulay and Ali Zarrabi in Spring 2012, was a course linking RISD and Brown with the intent to improve visual and health literacy for patients and health care professionals.
Students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design worked collaboratively with IDEO designers, Bill Stewart and Prat Ganapathy, to explore new ways to think about the simple act of sitting. A process of robust ideation lead to the actualization of several prototypes within the span of a day.
"As a college senior juggling a biochemistry major, a passion for illustration and animation, future job prospects, and other things, I sometimes wished that I could be more lazy, more carefree." Charis Loke '13