A celebration of art and technology will take place at Rochester Institute of Technology Friday, May 11, during the “Creativity: Technology: Invention” symposium hosted by the RIT Creativity and Invention Working Group.
The daylong event will explore how creativity and invention span the arts, sciences, humanities and technology through performances, student exhibits, digital poetry, faculty workshops, and panels on the creative process. The symposium will coincide with the RIT Digital Arts Competition Exhibition and will take place in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
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“We hope to spark a campuswide conversation on the role creativity can play in teaching, collaboration, leadership and research,” says Anne Coon, Creativity and Invention Working Group coordinator and College of Liberal Arts Senior Associate Dean. “The day will also be filled with sights and sounds, words and inventions, as we showcase creativity in action at RIT."
The Creativity and Invention Working Group is made up of faculty, staff and students from across RIT. The group began as a faculty initiative in the spring of 2006.
The event is sponsored by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts; Katherine Mayberry, vice-president for Academic Affairs; Lynn Wild, assistant provost for Teaching and Learning Services; and Mary Beth Cooper, vice president for Student Affairs.
The symposium is free and open to the Rochester community. For information about the event or the Creativity and Invention Working group, visit http://creativity.rit.edu.