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Querdenking: Can creativity be taught?
Terrace Pavilion and Poolside
Sunday, 13:30, half day
George Platts, Gamesmaster
Tutorial number: GP2
Edward de Bono, the originator of the term Lateral Thinking, believes that creativity can be taught (see "Lateral Thinking : A Textbook of Creativity" 1990 ). Employed as a Tangential Thinking Co-ordinator at PLoP conferences in Illinois since 1995 and as a Querdenker Koordinator at EuroPLOP since 1996 (and also in Scandinavia -VikingPLOP- and Japan -MensorePLoP) I have facilitated a variety of lateral activities that have relevance to software designers / computer scientists. These activities have been informed not only by Lateral Thinking concepts but also by the New Games Foundation (originated by Stewart Brand and George Leonard in San Francisco in 1973) and by the work of a variety of artists, composers and movie makers.
Beginner: Interest and an open mind is all that is needed.
George Platts, Gamesmaster: George is a multi medium artist (performance, video and sound installations), Art Psychotherapist for the UK National Health Service (Psychiatry), narrowboat owner and cyclist "Living as a Dutchman in England". From 1993, working as an Artist-in-Residence / Tangential Thinking Co-ordinator / Querdenker Koordinator (Germany) at conferences of the Pattern Languages of Programming community in the US and Europe.