Innovation is a new way of doing something that results in improved value or quality. It employs “out-of-the-box” thinking to generate positive changes in thinking, products, processes, organizations, and society. It makes creative thinking a useful reality.
Wright State University is embracing innovation by declaring Mon, Nov 16th as the Day of Innovation. They’ll start the day off with a news conference at 10:30am then invite both students and the community to join them, either in person or online, to spend the day defining issues that they will work on to help improve the Miami Valley.
Learn more at the website for the Day of Innovation.
Virtual Brainstorming Sessions
Monday, November 16, 2009
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We’ll pose questions, tackle problems, and toss around ideas and possible solutions for issues affecting our region. Get involved from your own desktop! Or join us on campus at one of the brainstorming kiosks available in the Student Union Atrium.
|11 a.m.–1 p.m.||Technology|
|2–3 p.m.||Health Care|
|3–4 p.m.||Quality of Life|
Virtual Brainstorming Sessions will be held in the Student Union Atrium and online.
The Brainstorming will be followed up by a seminar with:
Expert on human-technology relations
November 16, 2009
7 p.m., Student Union Apollo Room,
An expert on the relationship between human beings and technology, Peter Hancock, D.Sc., Ph.D., heads the Minds in Technology/Machines in Thought (MIT²) laboratory at the University of Central Florida. Hancock studies how humans shape technology, and how technology shapes us. He poses that technology “is the gatekeeper that acts to decide who shall have and who shall have not…. Whatever we are to become is bound up not only in our biology but critically in our technology.” The possible future of this symbiosis is the subject of his latest book, Mind, Machine and Morality: Toward a Philosophy of Human-Technology Symbiosis.
Hancock is Provost Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. In 2009, he was named University Pegasus Professor, the highest award given by the university. Visit the Presidential Lecture Series page to learn more.
All events are FREE and open to the public.