Can creativity in Zero Gravity help us solve hard problems on earth ?

CREATIVE PERFORMANCE IN ZERO GRAVITY ?? Kathryn Hays and Roger Malina are working on an article for a forthcoming book :  Creative Performance in Extreme Human Environments: Astronauts and Space. (Editor Herie De Vries) We would be delighted to involve anyone interested. Contact roger.malina@utdallas.edu As humans expand on their exploration of the universe, the need …

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Celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s passing UCLA Oct 18/19 2019

Colleagues I am on my way to los angeles for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci. Hope to see you there. I will be speaking on Saturday. Here is the fascinating schedule: https://cmrs.ucla.edu/conference/leonardo/schedule/ On May 2, 1519, a great mind was extinguished. Leonardo da Vinci, polymath and true genius of the …

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Blindfolded Texas chess grand-champion wins chess games blindfolded: just listening to the designed sounds of the pieces and moves

It is with amazement that we report that Zura Javakhadze, https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=13603647 Texas grand master chess champion, in rehearsal was able to win three games totally blindfolded with no-one whispering in his ear. Scot Gresham Lancaster, Sharath Chandra Ram and the Data Stethoscope team used our theoretical taxonomy of data sonification.(details below). Each piece had a …

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Putting Theory into Practice- blinded chess grandmaster zura javakhadre Oct 5 in Dallas

Please come to our re-imagining chess performance in honor of john cage and marcel duchamp details: http://malina.diatrope.com/2019/09/17/oct-5-you-are-invited-to-play-chess-against-blindfolded-texas-chess-champion-zurabi-javakhadre-in-dallas/ And we are proud to announce the publication of our Grey Paper which provides the theoretical taxonomy for the ways we will be sonifying the data from the digital chess board- this is part of our initiative with …

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Geologist James Carter , expert on moon minerals, died yesterday

Colleagues It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr James Carter. Among other discoveries, Carter examined thousands of samples of moon dust that were brought back to earth and was the expert on how minerals were formed on the moon. Because of the very different history of the moon and …

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Oct 5 :YOU are invited to play chess against blindfolded Texas Chess Champion Zurabi Javakhadre in Dallas

Announcing Re-Imagining Chess: Nine Evenings Reunion 3  Oct 5 2011  Nine Evenings Three: Theater and Engineering  GOOD MOVES: A group exhibition and auction dedicated to the game of chess September 6—October 5, 2019  Press Release The Power Station, Dallas  is proud to present ‘Good Moves’, an exhibition dedicated to the game of chess. ‘Good Moves’ features artist made chess sets and other chess related artworks, …

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Experimental Publi-shing and Curate-ing (EXPUCU) OCTOPUS

 Experimental Publi-shing and Curate-ing (EXPUCU)     OCTOPUS Exciting new publishing experiment by ALEXANDRA FREEMAN https://octopus-hypothesis.netlify.com/ “What would science look like if we started again? The idea of Octopus is to create a single place for all scientific research to be published… freely open to all to read and language agnostic. Instead of publishing ‘papers’, the unit …

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Is Science in Trouble ?

A call to scholars of all types to help redesign science itself: How to make the in-human sciences humanistic. Roger Malina Aug 11 2019: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3399-3865 When I arrived at UT Dallas, Dennis Kratz infected me with the idea of ‘hard humanities’; how do we take all the knowledge from the arts, humanities and design, and …

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Our First Podcast in Tamil on Creative Disturbance: Aadhavan Sibi Mathivanan with Gautam Sharma

Skip to content Aadhavan Sibi Mathivanan is proud to announce the creation of the new Creative Disturbance Channel: அ முதல் America வரை In this first podcast he is in dialog in Tamil with Gautam Sharma Skip to content Channels Explore அ முதல் America வரைC Visa வில்லங்கம் முதல் மடல்: ‘அ’ முதல் அமெரிக்காவரை. முதலாவது ‘விசா வில்லங்கம்”. எப்படியெப்படி தப்பு …

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1 book that made Roger happy, 1 that made him unhappy; 1 that he has yet to read, so his future state of mind is un-prestatable due to constraint closure.

A World Beyond Physics: The emergence of evolution and Life; Stuart A. Kauffman, Oxford University Press, 2019 ISBN 978-0-19-087133-8 Reviewed by Roger F. Malina, Professor of Physics and Art and Technology, UT Dallas https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3399-3865 A book that made Roger happy. It is not often a book just makes me happy. As I read this book …

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