I have written a new article for the Education Blog Platform where I talk about taking a new educational approach in the UK that encourages creativity just as much as it encourages an understanding of current knowledge.
You can listen to a talk I gave about the relationship between creativity, attention and relaxation on the Faculti podcast, available of various podcast platforms (Apple, Spotify, etc.).
It is based on the findings from my work on The Physiological Response to Drawing and its Relation to Attention and Relaxation
You can see the recording of my keynote talk entitled ‘The purpose of being creative in the new economy‘ at La Digital Tech Conference in Rennes, France on the 6th December.
Please see my latest article published in “The Conversation”, on how purpose and being creative link to happiness.
I presented some of my new research work on ‘Real-time Biofeedback of Heart Rate Variability Measures to Track and Help Improve Levels of Attention and Relaxation’ at the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference in Singapore in June.
I gave a talk at the end of June on ‘Community Creativity in Venture Creation’ at the Singapore government’s commercial arm of their Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) – Exploit Technologies
I was recently invited to give a talk on ‘Integrating design ideas into
the creative curricula’ at the ‘Creativity in STEM Education’ Higher Education Academy event held at Imperial College London in June.
I recently secured a 3-year contract (as part of my work at the Centre for Creativity) to provide training on management and business innovation for organisations across Wales. The training is part of the Leading Business Growth programme, jointly run by Bangor University and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
I recently completed a technical feasibility project (as part of my work at the Centre for Creativity) part-funded by Innovate UK showing that it is possible to track and improve attention and relaxation levels in real-time using biofeedback of heart rate variability (HRV) measures. The software solution I developed, together with Dimitrios Zampelis, runs on an iPhone and communicates wirelessly in real-time with ‘Bluetooth smart’ heart rate monitors such as the Mio Alpha 2 and Mio Fuse watches.
You can see more details on the results of the study on the Centre for Creativity website.