Microserendipity in word production
This replicated David Kirsh's study on word production and random shuffling. It has been the first instance of coding for microserendipity of which I am aware. The initial aggregate findings have been accepted as proceedings paper at the 41st Meeting of the Cognitive Society in Montreal this summer and I recently presented the findings on microserendipity at iCog 5 at the University of Reading. The videos of microserenidpity
with John E Vistec (BIMM) and Sam Smith (Oxford Brookes)
In this theoretical paper, we are exploring the tensions between group creativity and the role of the exceptional individual. Individuals arise from groups and their creativity is contingent on them yet they are necessarily different. Drawing on our backgrounds in psychology, literature studies and archaeology this interdisciplinary collaboration aims to move towards resolving this tension.