Off the Lip 2017: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Very happy to announce that the call for Off the Lip 2017: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation is out! This year’s theme is Cognitive Innovation and Displacement. Looking forward to receiving submissions. :)

Off the Lip 2017: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

A confluence of talks, exhibits, posters, films, workshops and interactive demonstrations
Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: 16-18 August 2017

The challenges facing society today demand innovative approaches, creative solutions and wider resonances that can only be obtained by drawing on multiple perspectives. In its third edition, Off the Lip integrates research in the arts, sciences, humanities, and engineering in a radically transdisciplinary event that also actively engages the business community and the public at large. We invite you to submit your work and join us in CogNovo’s latest, excitingly diverse ideas exchange. CogNovo is a multidisciplinary collaborative programme linking the sciences, arts and humanities, working under the banner of cognitive innovation. Through the notion of cognitive innovation, we approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but with a broader conceptualisation of adaptive behaviour that is intrinsic to our engagement with the world.

Off the Lip 2017 welcomes submissions in topics related to cognitive innovation and creativity. In recognition of the profound changes facing society today, we especially welcome submissions around the theme of Cognitive Innovation and Displacement. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cognitive innovation in the context of recent world developments
    • Nudging or manipulating? Cognitive interventions for behavioral change
    • Speculative and critical design
    • Reimagining and re-engaging with the commons
    • Cognitive innovations in assessment, measurement, and observation
  • Technologies of displacement, displaced technologies
    • Robot creativity and the second machine age
    • Competing, collaborating, or co-creating with machines
    • Make it work: jugaad and practices of hacking
    • Mobile, ubiquitous, and pervasive computing
  • Displacement in cognition
    • Making up your mind: Perceptual and creative processes as displacements of reality
    • Serendipities as displaced thoughts
    • Creativity and cognition in the displaced body
    • Counterfactual thinking and displacing facts
    • Creativity as improvisation
    • Cognitive disruptions and re/placing habit

We invite proposals for contributions such as (but not limited to) the following:

    • Presentations
    • Posters
    • Workshops
    • Exhibits
    • Demos

Abstracts can be submitted through EasyChair.

Off the Lip 2017 (16-18 August) will be closely followed by the Balance-Unbalance 2017 conference (21-23 August). We invite you to spend the intervening weekend in the beautiful coastal area of Cornwall or the dramatic Dartmoor area before attending Balance-Unbalance, whose theme (A Sense of Place: Art x Science x Technology = Environment / Responsibility) is closely linked to that of Off the Lip.

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