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Thinking Spaces: The ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series (Guelph)

Next Session: Friday November 19th. 4-6 PM
Level 2 Boardroom, Guelph Public Library, downtown Guelph, contact Rebecca Caines for more information rcaines@uoguelph.ca.

This week ICASP student researcher and theatre artist Ronald East will be presenting on his current research An Imaginative View of Cognition as a Basis for Improvisation, asking: "Are we hard-wired for improvisation?" As Ron's work is currently unpublished research in-progress, the reading for this week is a complementary piece which also asks questions about intersections between creative work and cognition.

Reading:
Jared B. Burrows. "Musical Archetypes and Collective Consciousness: Cognitive Distribution and Free Improvisation". Critical Studies in Improvisation. 1:1. 2004
Available online at: http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/csieci/article/view/11/35

COMING UP:
The fantastic Winfried Siemerling on Montreal literature and jazz (http://english.uwaterloo.ca/Siemerling.html ) in a special session of the reading group. November 30th, 4pm, TransCanada institute. Don't miss this unique chance to discuss Professor Siemerling's current research in-progress in a special session of the reading group, held at the lovely TransCanada Institute.

If people talked the way they drummed in improvisation, then I think the world would be a lot nicer…

– Youth participant, ICASP improvisation workshop