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Empty Space, Hope & the Proliferation of Creative Possibilities

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Keynote Presenation delieverd by Dr Craig Hammond to the JISC YH RS annual conference - at the Rose Bowl Leeds (12th June 2013). A recordig of the lecture can also be found on the following link: http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/yh/conference-2013.aspx

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Empty Space, Hope & the Proliferation of Creative Possibilities

  1. 1. ‘Empty Space, Hope, and the proliferation of Creative Possibilities’ Dr. Craig Hammond University Centre Blackburn College (UCBC) 12th June 2013 1
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  3. 3. • But, Bloch: utopia & ‘technology’ - incompatible? • Technology for Bloch is often something used to deskill and alienate people … in that it … • “excessively distorts the means of making people happy” (Principle of Hope, Vol. 1, p, 434) 3
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  5. 5. Moo(c)!! 5
  6. 6. Hope? • Wonderful … technology • But – must be offset against the fleeting serendipity of the Human spirit • Creativity; and • Inspiration 6
  7. 7. ‘Community Challenge’ A HEA Funded Teaching Development Grant 2011-2013 7
  8. 8. A Proliferation of Creative Possibilities… • Anarchogogy • And … Chutney … 8
  9. 9. Chutney for Change 9
  10. 10. Utopian Visions & Everyday Culture 10
  11. 11. Creative Commons Licences • Feeling Empty (MSVG) http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=7715057&searchId=5b20dd2a8 5b31d9df9345488f4b7c8b5&npos=28 • Cogs (ralphbijker) http://s3.amazonaws.com/estock/fspid9/23/30/09/8/action-activate-active- 2330098-o.jpg • Heart Tracer (Victory of the People) http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=518497&searchId=3189934774 aa880fa7fbf8da8f9e446d&npos=16 • Cow Pattern (Anniekate) http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniekate/644895289/ • Odilon Redon (Cactus Man) http://www.odilon-redon.org/Cactus-Man.html • Odilon Redon (The Eye…) http://www.odilon-redon.org/The-Eye-Like-A-Strange-Balloon-Mounts-Toward- Infinity.html • Mandelbrot Fractal Beetle (Flickrnospam) http://www.flickr.com/photos/10912969@N03/2046593119/

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