Introduction to the Creative Economy

I am teaching a new class for Project Polymath, “Introduction to the Creative Economy.” This is a FREE online class that begins March 7, 2011 and continues online for ten weeks.  Project Polymath is a nonprofit organization whose
mission is to: (1) Train an unprecedented number of Renaissance thinkers, emphasizing creativity, leadership, and innovation, and (2) Watch them apply their creativity and skills on a large scale to profoundly improve society. They ask “One da Vinci changed the world. What could thousands do?”

There will be one lecture/presentation per week with some readings and directed discussions. This is a FREE class and there is no academic credit attached to it. Right now there are 26students enrolled from seven countries!

Topics we will cover include:

  • What is “creativity” and what’s so great about it?
  • Creativity in the life of the nation – its heritage and promise
  • Creativity and the economy – scope and trends
  • Innovation and business
  • Careers in the Creative Economy
  • Public policy issues relating to creativity
  • Regional creativity policy in the USA
  • Global innovation policy – the race for Big Brains

To find out more and to sign up for this class, go to http://www.polymathlectures.org.

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