Creative Spaces for Wellbeing: Imagination, Virtual Reality and the Built Environment

Seminar/Forum

Creative Spaces for Wellbeing: Imagination, Virtual Reality and the Built Environment

Research Lounge, Level 5, North Wing
Arts West

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How do creativity, actual/virtual space, technology and wellbeing relate to one another? And how can different creative enterprises help us construct spaces for wellbeing in 21st century Australia? This panel discussion, co-hosted by the Creativity and Wellbeing Research Initiative (CAWRI) and the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Contemporary Culture Research Unit (ERCC), brings together scholars from various disciplines to explore these questions. Clare Newton (Melbourne School of Design), Jenny Waycott (School of Computing and Information Systems) and Peter Otto (ERCC, Faculty of Arts) will discuss how creativity factors in the construction and use of contemporary learning spaces, virtual spaces afforded by digital and networked technologies, and the imagined fictional worlds of literature.

Presenters

  • Dr Jenny Waycott
    Dr Jenny Waycott, School of Computing and Information Systems
  • Professor Peter Otto
    Professor Peter Otto, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Clare Newton
    Associate Professor Clare Newton, Melbourne School of Design