New Discoveries and Persistent Ideas in Creativity

Mark Runco

On the 26th of February Prof. Mark Runco gave a public lecture on the topic ‘Creativity: New discoveries and persistent ideas’ at Webster Geneva Campus. This talk was part of the Creativity and Innovation Lecture Series organized on campus by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI).

Prof. Runco offered an overview of the state of the art within creativity research and argued for the importance of studying creativity as a process and an everyday phenomenon. He outlined the value of understanding and fostering creativity for a series of applied domains, from education and business to society, as well as mentioned more recent developments within the field, including neuroscience research and the extensive use of technology.

The lecture was followed by a Q&A and small reception offering participants an opportunity to raise new issues and discuss their own concerns with one of the leading creativity scholars today.