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Off the Lip 2017: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

16th August 2017 - 17th August 2017
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A confluence of talks, exhibits, posters, films, workshops and interactive demonstrations

“.. if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas, plus a third idea that is the product of our two original ideas ..” — Adapted from G. B. Shaw

The challenges facing society today demand innovative approaches, creative solutions and wider resonances that can only be obtained by drawing on multiple perspectives. In its third edition, Off the Lip integrates research in the arts, sciences, humanities, and engineering in a radically transdisciplinary event that also actively engages the business community and the public at large. We invite you to submit your work and join us in CogNovo’s latest, excitingly diverse ideas exchange. CogNovo is a multidisciplinary collaborative programme linking the sciences, arts and humanities, working under the banner of cognitive innovation. Through the notion of cognitive innovation, we approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but with a broader conceptualisation of adaptive behaviour that is intrinsic to our engagement with the world.

Off the Lip 2017 (16-18 August) will be closely followed by the Balance-Unbalance 2017 conference (21-23 August). We invite you to spend the intervening weekend in the beautiful coastal area of Cornwall or the dramatic Dartmoor area before attending Balance-Unbalance, whose theme (A Sense of Place: Art x Science x Technology = Environment / Responsibility) is closely linked to that of Off the Lip.


16th August 2017
17th August 2017


Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
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