These 250th Anniversary Conversations are an extension of interviews that Professor Richard Fishman is conducting as part of the Creative Mind Initiative (CMI), a program to develop innovative strategies for creative thinking.
CMI explores the creative process and integrates it across disciplines, and between students and faculty. Fishman is a Professor of Visual Art, Director of the Creative Arts Council and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and co-founder of the Creative Mind Initiative. Since 1965, Fishman has pioneered interdisciplinary initiatives that seek points of collaboration between artists, scientists and scholars.
Creative Mind: The Videos
Terrie "Fox" Wetle is Dean of the School of Public Health and Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University.
Eric Ehn is the Head of Playwriting and Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University.
Jim Head is the Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Brown University.
Odest "Chad" Jenkins is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brown University.
Lawrence E. Larson is the Founding Dean of Brown University's School of Engineering.
Richard M. Locke is the Provost, Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies and Professor of Political Science at Brown University.
Amanda Lynch is Professor of Geological Sciences and Director of the Environmental Change Initiative at Brown University.
Wolfgang Peti is an Associate Professor of Medical Science and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Brown University.
Sohini Ramachandran is an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University.
Tricia Rose is the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and a Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University.
Andries "Andy" van Dam is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. University Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science at Brown University.
Arnold Weinstein is the Edna and Richard Salomon Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University.
A hallmark of the CMI is a series of short faculty interviews that provide an opportunity for Brown faculty to reflect on their creative process and to explore how the institutional culture at Brown nurtures creative teaching and research.
As Brown celebrated 250 years of teaching and learning, themes of interdisciplinary dialogue, pioneering curriculum and eclectic, empowered students commonly emerge in these conversations. Brown’s history of collaboration, independence and creative thinking all played a role in attracting extraordinary educators to campus. The students encountered in their classrooms and laboratories all exemplify the unique Brown spirit, contributing to a rich, diverse and rigorous academic environment. This collection of interviews provides a glimpse into the creative minds of the faculty that help shape Brown today.
Richard Fishman is a sculptor, teacher and creative entrepreneur. He is a Professor of Visual Arts, Director of the Creative Arts Council and founder of the Creative Mind Initiative at Brown. His sculpture investigates the intersection of the natural world with man’s emotional landscape, often through manipulations of wood, glass or gold. At Brown, Richard has pioneered interdisciplinary initiatives that seek points of collaboration between scientists and artists. The Creative Mind Initiative stages conversations and events that seek to showcase and enhance Brown’s creative climate.
To learn more about The Creative Mind Initiative, please visit BrownCreativeMind.com.