2019 Session Description

Creativity is Dead
Reimagining problem solving using radical compassion

For adults (teens welcome) • 60 minutes
Category: Strategies

This session begins by introducing the idea that creativity by itself is an insufficient problem solving tool. Next participants will apply familiar creative exercises of their choice alongside practices in radical compassion such as loving kindness meditations, musical communication and inclusive design exercises to everyday issues. We will particularly apply these practices to issues of gender, ability and identity regarding design decisions on common items and interpersonal communication. Participants will finally form into groups and re-imagine spaces and items around the Mindcamp campus.

This session is for everyone age 12+ and will deal with some potentially sensitive topics. This session is for anyone interested in the moral and ethical aspects of creative practice, and will focus on the how and why implications of creative design in hands-on professional and personal activities.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • WHAT Radical Compassion is.
  • WHY Radical Compassion is a powerful and necessary tool.
  • Acquire a toolbox of RC skills you can practice professionally and personally.
Grover Neville
Chicago, IL
Hi, my name is Grover! Yes, like the Sesame Street character. I recently graduated from Oberlin Conservatory, and am now a rising star in the ‘underemployed young person’ sector.

In my abundant free time I make really weird music, write cute and freaky stories and tinker on ethics in technology. I have strong opinions on the relationship between Zen pranks and Quantum theory. I have no opinion on people who think I look like a young John Lennon. I do not bite, except on the full moon.

This is Grover's first year presenting at Mindcamp.
 
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