Defining Contributions Keynote preparation1

Been working on my keynote for the Defining Contributions keynote I’ve been asked to deliver at the PhD conference in May. The title is “Mirror, Mirror? The Poverty, Problem and Purpose of Comparison”. My abstract is:

“Architect Richard Rogers described Architecture as “public space held by buildings” (Higgins, 2012). I think research is “thinking held by artefacts”. The themes of this presentation are the Poverty, Problem and Purpose of Comparison; the patience of perspirations; the restless inquiry; the SCAMPER and morphological models of innovation. It seeks to ask the listener to embrace the 4am terror of the creative individual as a truly original endless resource.”

Got a good structure and probably all of the material sorted. Next is the “verbals” to support the images used to represent the ideas present. Aiming to have a draft done so that i can then spend April refining the “verbals” so I can deliver an interesting, invigorating, lively presentation.

Wander around the website Defining Contributions as more and more interesting stuff is being populated on the site as the conference gets nearer.


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