Conversations at the Intersection: A Discussion of Creativity in Art, Technology, and Science

Examine the essence and workflow of creativity

Creativity is essential in art, in science, and in technology. But in what ways is creativity in these three areas different? Are there creative processes and lessons that can be transferred across domains? In what ways do the domains intersect and enrich each other? This new series will invite the top minds from across these domains to consider the nature and process of creativity.

Moderated by McCormick Dean Julio M. Ottino, the first installment of the “Conversations at the Intersection” series featured Bill Baker, a structural engineering partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP and adjunct professor of civil engineering at McCormick, and Saul Morson, the Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities and professor of Slavic languages and literature in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

The event took place on October 8, 2014 in the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center.

Discover the world of nexus thinking

In this provocative and visually striking book, Julio Mario Ottino and Bruce Mau offer a guide for navigating the intersections of art, technology, and science.