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Innovative Collaboration Ideas & Resources
The Human Library
A mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction. Visitors to a Human Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan”; this latter group being extremely varied in age, sex and cultural background.
Center for Creative Collaboration
A University of London initiative where people from many different backgrounds - universities, large corporates, SMEs, freelancers - can work together on new things in the belief that real innovation happens at the edge and in the gaps between disciplines.
Texts, Thoughts and Inspiration
Based from the College of Fine Arts, the Creative Campus Initiative fosters creativity in all disciplines, promotes interdisciplinary projects and encourages new ways of solving problems and expressing ideas.
Coordinated by the Curb Center at Vanderbilt, the Creative Campus Initiative aims to create positive change and advance innovative solutions and policies on campus. Includes information on current and past projects, including a movable Lego table!
Published Materials on Collaboration and Creativity:
Florida, Richard L. Cities and the Creative Class. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Fritz, Robert. The Path of Least Resistance Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1989.
Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future. New York: Riverhead, 2006.
Robinson, Ken. Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative. Oxford: Capstone, 2011.
Siler, Todd. Think like a Genius: Use Your Creativity in Ways That Will Enrich Your Life. New York: Bantam, 1997.
Videos on the Art and Science of Creativity:
A TED Talk featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best-selling novel/memoir Eat, Pray, Love. Gilbert suggests that instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. A truly inspiring and humorous talk.
Videos on Collaborative Leadership, Thought and Theories:
A collection of video-taped lectures and workshops from the UF Libraries. Topics include mini-grant-writing, proposal-writing and collaboration basics for grant seeking.
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