CoLAB blog published by Bess de Farber, inventor of The CoLAB Planning Series Process ® and UF Libraries Grants Manager. Contains reflections on past CoLAB workshops, including testimonials and photos.
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2010 CoLAB for UF Freshman Honors Students
This session's goal was to introduce students to each other and demonstrate the potential for future friendships and partnerships on class projects. All these students plan to pursue doctoral degrees in the sciences. Continue Reading...
Homepage for the Creative Campus Initiative at the University of Florida. Based from the College of Fine Arts, the Creative Campus Initiative fosters creativity in all disciplines, promotes interdisciplinary projects and encourages new ways of solving problems and expressing ideas.
Published Materials on Collaboration and Creativity:
- Florida, Richard L. Cities and the Creative Class. New York: Routledge, 2005.
- Fritz, Robert. The Path of Least Resistance Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1989.
- Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future. New York: Riverhead, 2006.
- Robinson, Ken. Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative. Oxford: Capstone, 2011.
- Siler, Todd. Think like a Genius: Use Your Creativity in Ways That Will Enrich Your Life. New York: Bantam, 1997.
Videos on the Art and Science of Creativity:
People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.
A TED Talk featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best-selling novel/memoir Eat, Pray, Love. Gilbert suggests that instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. A truly inspiring and humorous talk.
Books to read to spark CoLAB: