R. Keith Sawyer, one of the nation’s leading scientific experts on creativity, will discuss group creativity and the power of collaboration in the 2013 E. Paul Torrance Lecture April 18 at 6 p.m. in Room S151 of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sawyer, a professor of psychology, education and business at Washington University in St. Louis, will give a lecture titled “Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration.” The event will be preceded by a coffee at 5:30 p.m. A book signing and reception will take place immediately after the lecture from 7-8 p.m.
Sawyer has published 12 books, including Group Genius and Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Reasoning and more than 80 scientific articles. His newest book, Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity, was released in March. His research has been featured on CNN, Fox News and National Public Radio.