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ArtScience: Catalyzing and Cultivating Innovative Thinking
Register now for our annual State of the Sciences event. This year’s featured speaker is multimedia artist and creativity researcher Todd Siler, the first visual artist to be awarded a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of the book Think Like a Genius.
For the past four decades, Siler has integrated art and science to realize humans’ and nature’s creative potential. His visual lecture, “ArtScience: Catalyzing and Cultivating Innovative Thinking,” will highlight his ArtScience approach to tapping individual and collaborative creativity using arts-based learning methods and tools. These all-purpose tools foster innovative thinking and stimulate cross-disciplinary collaborations.
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About the Speaker
Todd Siler is a multimedia artist who received a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies in psychology and art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), becoming the first visual artist to receive a doctorate from the university. He was a research affiliate at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies and a visiting artist/scientist at the Computer-Aided Design Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as a forum fellow of the 1999 and 2001 Annual Meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Siler’s published works include Think Like A Genius and Breaking the Mind Barrier, which was nominated for the 1994 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education for “a work of outstanding educational achievement with potential for worldwide impact.” He has facilitated innovation workshops worldwide for Fortune 500 companies, venture capital-funded technology startups and learning organizations, such as the National Science Foundation-funded project The Art of Science Learning.
A 2011 recipient of the World Cultural Council’s Leonardo Da Vinci World Award of Arts, Siler’s artworks are in numerous public collections, including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (20th Century Collection), The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow, The MIT Art Collection and Luskin Conference Center at UCLA.