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Lezley Davidson

Education Sales Rep, Creative Arts Advocate, Curry's Art Store in Ontario

The Roots of Innovation

PRESENTED ON JUN 06, 2014
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 3

Lezley Davidson speaks on the absolute necessity of the arts in our daily lives. She makes the argument that most science and mathematics would have never seen the light of day had inventive individuals not been creative thinkers to begin with. The roots of innovation therefore can be found in the creative arts. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 20, 2014. 

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Through the Backyard

BY LOPA MEHROTRA
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Lopa Mehrotra found the key to solving the world's problems in her backyard. This key is play. Through play children learn about science, creativity, and innovation. Watch to learn how these qualities can change the world.

 

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IMRC (Immerse) Labs

BY SEAN TAYLOR
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

The IMRC Labs are a creative sciences, innovation, and technology center ​within​ the University of Maine​ that focuses on introducing design thinking strategies to provide innovation opportunities for students, involved community members, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. ​Sean Taylor is a third year candidate for Master of Fine Arts at the University of Maine’s Intermedia Program and graduates in August. His intermedial work ​researches sociological factors concerning the effect of technology on ​how people exist and function in the world in relation to one another. 

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Create Like an Artist, Improve Like An Engineer

BY SAMANTHA CHAN
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 26, 2014

Some of the greatest innovations happens when artists and engineers collide, and that's when life creates exciting opportunities. Samantha Chan discusses the topics of art and science, and that both are just as equally important to help create, and bring the world together. 

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Kolba Labs: Innovation Incubation

BY GEORGE HODGE
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2014

George Hodge talks about the benefits of sharing ideas through cooperation and how Kolba Labs, a social enterprise incubator with United Nations Development Programme in Armenia.

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

BY BETH SCACCIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.

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Parallels: Innovation and Seduction

BY PHILIPP KRISTIAN DIEKÖNER
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 15, 2015

"Innovations is about originality in the sense of taking a new perspective."

 

Philipp Kristian Dieköner talks about Innovation from its most attractive sides. Through analyzing its attributes, he shows how crucial seduction is in the process of creating new ideas. Just as Seduction, Innovation is intimately connected to curiosity, improvisation, originality, courage, danger, trust, challenge. Playful and sudden, creativity is not defined as a skill, but like an experience - something that can happen to anybody who is open to it. 

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The Role of Art in Science and Innovation

BY SHARON JAN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Sharon Jan is a second year design student based in Cairns with a passion for photography and adventure. In this presentation, Sharon shares the the role of art in science and innovation.

 

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Nashville Innovation Project

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 22, 2018

Ron Yearwood talks about building a diverse network of tech in a Nashville "Innovation District".

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Innovation In Music

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 18, 2017

Nate Dickinson - A look at advancements in music technology.