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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 — 2:00 PM EST

Upcoming WICI Seminar!

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 2-4pm in M3 2134, Dr. Paul Thagard will consider the cognitive and social processes which impact social innovation. All are welcome!

RSVP for your (free) ticket here.

Human creativity operates in many domains, including scientific discovery, technological invention, artistic imagination, and social innovation. Creativity requires cognitive processes such as combining ideas, generating hypotheses, and using analogies.  It also requires social processes such as exchanging ideas and transferring emotional evaluations. This talk will examine the cognitive and social processes responsible for social innovation in six cases: Wendy Kopp with Teach For America, Cicely Saunders with hospices, Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook, Elizabeth Fry with prison reform, Millard Fuller with Habitat for Humanity, and Muhammad Yunus with microfinance. Dr. Thagard will outline models of how new methods are generated (procedural creativity), and of how cognitive and social processes interact to foster creativity.

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The Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation is a research hub that promotes the rigorous transdisciplinary study of innovation within—and the resilient and beneficial transformation of—the complex adaptive systems essential to human well-being.

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Location 
MC3 - Mathematics 3
Room 2134
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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