Leonard Cohen in 2012 accepting an award for his song lyrics.
Leonard Cohen, who has died at 82, had both a tragic vision and a voice that was warm, funny and closely observant. His unique gaze helped fans see the world anew.
When will computers and humans interact fully?
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A long historical progression has brought technology to the masses – and will expand our capabilities as far as we can imagine.
A magical dreamscape: Knighton Wood, Epping Forest, London.
Still taken from the Imaginative Storytelling Experiences Documentary
The 1980s cult show Fat Tulip's Garden fuelled the creativity of its young viewers. But in a digital age, are children less exposed to this kind of absurdist, performative storytelling?
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IBM's Watson watched hundreds of horror movie trailers and then created its own for the new film Morgan.
Bad leaders are bad news – for their followers and for the world as a whole.
There's a widening global crisis in the legitimacy and credibility of leadership. It can be attributed to five sources: unable; unintelligent; immature; immoral and/or destructive leadership.
Seymour Papert lectures on LOGO, computers and education.
Seymour Papert's vision has helped computers become widespread in education today, and gave birth to the movement to teach children to program.
The first Australian National Playwrights Centre (ANPC) was founded in 1973 – the age of bongs, thongs and social wrongs. Australian drama was by then well into its Biggest Renaissance Ever. The Pram Factory…
Children express creativity through ‘pretend play.’
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Summer can likely be full of activities that you do with your child. Here's what research shows on how to boost your child's creativity.
Turn up the volume of creativity.
A focus on core subjects for 16-year-olds should not exclude arts, music or drama.
Who will make a better dance mix – a computer or a human?
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Testing whether machines are capable of generating sonnets, short stories or dance music that is indistinguishable from human-generated works.
Are you a rigid librarian or an eccentric poet? How you see yourself may enhance your creative performance.
Our visions of the future embrace huge, glittering cities, but Sydney has a case of the little town blues.
The city, with its carnivalesque excesses, has long been a muse for artists. But Sydney's lockout laws infantilise its citizens and stifle activity.
Introducing a child to the wonder of 3D printing.
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As 3D printing gets cheaper and easier to use, what might children - the next generation of innovators - make?
Creativity is a valuable skill. Why is it ignored in the admissions process?
A recent report, Turning the Tide, urges colleges and universities to reexamine their admissions process. What about measuring creativity?
What effect might AI have on an activity like art-making?
The field of computational creativity examines the mechanisms by which technology can perform creative tasks, particularly in the arts. How can software create works of beauty, value and meaning?
Teach children to think creatively to solve tomorrow’s problems.
To get children to think creatively, teachers need to be creative, too.
What is creativity? Tomes as thick as car tyres have been written addressing this question.
What is creativity? Tomes as thick as car tyres have been written addressing this question. The recently-released Global Creativity Index offers some answers but that doesn't mean they're the right ones.
'If these index findings are indeed true then our economic and cultural performance, our overall prosperity, should be better than it is.'
Dance is about creating work in a collaborative way.
Liberal arts institutions teach students critical thinking skills. But rarely do they learn how to collaborate.
The challenge in making AI machines appear more human.
If we can make artificial intelligent machines that act more human it raises the question of what sort of emotions we'd like them to express.