Time and again, Dutch philosopher Bas Haring surprises his audience with inspiring thoughts and fascinating questions. By observing the world, he looks for interesting trends and mechanisms and turns complicated issues into understandable ones. In a clear, stimulating and sometimes provocative way he brings science and philosophy together to give meaning to people’s lives.
In his lecture at SG24/60 he will talk about how your new ideas, theories and inventions get inspired by something completely different.
If you want to get inspired, gain new insights or want to revive a stalled idea, it is advisable to occasionally go beyond the boundaries of your own world. Talk to someone with a totally different scientific background, read Shakespeare or go to a museum. Old news, right? However, Bas Haring takes it one step further.
In this philosophical exploration he pushes the boundaries of the unconventional out-of-the-box-thinking. He explains why you should challenge yourself to enter a totally unknown and incomparable world and do practical things which may seem senseless at first sight. Try it and start with something completely different. Mathematicians, go knitting! Businesspeople, go make conceptual art! And designers go rewrite an opera by Puccini!
Bas Haring is a philosopher, scientist, writer, media personality and frequently asked speaker. In 1992 Bas Haring obtained his doctorate from Utrecht University in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence (CKI), after which he obtained his PhD in 1997 for his research on cognitive artificial intelligence. Since 2006 he is professor by special appointment of Public understanding of science and founder of the master program Media Technology for creative science. As an author he published eight popular science & philosophy books. Bas Haring writes columns for leading national quality newspapers and weekly’s in The Netherlands like Intermediair and de Volkskrant. He also regularly performs in television programs as a presenter, opinion maker and expert in the field of science and society.
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