Enhancing Creative Imagination – Dr. Jim Davies

Friday February 28 – noon- 12:45pm – Multimedia Room – Discovery Centre – MacOdrum Library

Studies show that people tend to not be particularly creative. What can be done to enhance people’s creativity? Are more creative things better?

Jim Davies is an associate professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, he explores processes of visualization in humans and machines and specializes in artificial intelligence, analogy, problem-solving, visual analytics, artistic compellingness and creativity. His work has shown how people use visual   thinking to solve problems, and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds. In his spare time, he is a published poet, an internationally-produced playwright, and a professional painter, calligrapher, and swing dancer.

Upcoming publication (August 2014):

Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe.

To follow Dr. Jim Davies on Psychology Today