FRIDAY KEYNOTE: The Art of Innovation: See Differently, Do Differently, Be Differently
In this interactive keynote address, we will explore how art—with a special focus on Dalí’s works, processes and ideas—can help us ignite our own creative powers. Specifically, we will focus on three main areas: seeing differently, doing differently and being differently. Before we can catalyze creativity, we need to start at the baseline: how we see things. To that end, we will first explore how Dalí’s focus on manipulating perception illuminates our concepts of the possible and the impossible and changes our perspectives of the world around us. Then, we will turn our attention to doing differently and focus on the changes we can make in our practices—often small changes—that jumpstart change and fuel creative invention and reinvention. Finally, we turn our attention to being differently—not being different but being differently—with a focus on how we can cultivate a more creative identity by channeling Dalí’s ability to exist at the intersection ofdisciplines and push himself to be not just an artist but a master of all trades.