The Collective Invention by Rene Magritte

London LASER Talk: Shifting Collaboration

Shifting Collaboration through Dialogue and Play

At the fifth London LASER I ran a session ‘Shifting Collaboration through Dialogue and Play’. This was to feedback on the original session, ‘Connecting People for Effective Participation’ that I had co-presented at Subtle Technologies Festival 2014 in Canada with Scott Perret. Both were based on the premise that there’s a lot of talk, but not enough practise of the adaptive skills needed for effective collaborations.  The sessions touched upon simple and experiential ways of fostering human connections.  The aim being to support meaningful innovations – emerging from intentional human interactions, in this case art and science collaborations, and that cannot be created by individuals alone.

LASER is a program of evening gatherings, which bring together eclectic guest speakers working at the intersections of art, science and technology. London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and The Lens) and University of Westminster (Broad Vision art/science research and learning project and CREAM). LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology).