- February 15, 2017
- 6:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Leonardo. Newton. Einstein. Van Gogh. Picasso. Since the Renaissance the "lone genius" has been viewed as the epitome of human creativity. In today's deeply interconnected and unpredictable world, we find ourselves wondering where creativity can take us now.
Dr. Alfonso Montuori shares his 25 years of creativity research, illustrating the emerging face of the new creativity. Creativity has gone from being an unusual phenomenon for a few gifted individuals to an essential competence for leaders, organizations, and citizens in a world that is rapidly changing precisely because of disruptive creativity and innovation.
This is the story of our planetary shift from the lone individual to a networked world of open, collaborative innovation and everyone, everyday, everywhere creativity. In today's world creativity comes in many forms—from grass-roots, DIY, and audience participation, to Etsy, Yelp critics and YouTube sensations, Occupy and the Arab Spring, Spotify and Pandora, bloggers, bourgeois bohemians—in today's world tech stars are the new rock stars.
The new creativity is also about women, global voices, collaboration, innovation, sustainability, and creating our own lives, with profound implications for the way we lead our lives and create our future.
This event is part of the BIG IDEAS at CIIS Series. Purchase series tickets here.
Dr. Alfonso Montuori is an educator, consultant on creativity and leadership, and a musician. He is the author of numerous books and articles on creativity, complexity, and social change and Professor at CIIS. He has been Distinguished Professor in the School of Fine Arts at Miami University, and in 1985-1986 taught at the Central South University in Hunan, China.