More than a thousand people talked about creativity with the Nobel Prize in physics, Gerard ' t Hooft, Ana Tijoux and Humberto Maturana

More than a thousand people talked about creativity with the Nobel Prize in physics, Gerard ' t Hooft, Ana Tijoux and Humberto Maturana

What is creativity? How does it arise? Do you can be taught to be creative? They were some of the questions on the table released this Wednesday, December 13 in the "discussion of John: creative processes in art and science", carried out in the Campus Juan Gómez Millas. "Creativity is not taught, released", said Maturana. "Being creative means to recombine what you see," followed Gerard ' t Hooft. "Creativity often is born of error, of a word or of silence", concluded Tijoux.

TheNew Plaza Central of the Campus Juan Gómez MillasIt was the scene of unprecedented activity organized by the Faculty of Sciences in collaboration with the faculties of Arts, social sciences, philosophy and the humanities, the Institute of communication and image of the Transversal program of education, the program Academic high school and the Radio Juan Gómez Millas - all members of the renovated campus located in Macul-, which convened to award Nobel Prize in physics 1999, Gerard ' t Hooft, Professor of our campus and national prize of Sciences 1994, Humberto Maturana, and the musician and singer Ana Tijoux.

With the moderation of the journalistSoledad Onetto, dialogue onScience, art and creativity,It spread to more than two hours, it had a diverse audience that included Chancellor Ennio Vivaldi, the Director of the ICEI, María Olivia Mönckeberg, the Dean of the Faculty of science, José Rogan, in addition to academics, students, officials and citizens, who were adding your ideas and questions to the exhibitors.

"There is a difference between information and training. The first can be a price, but the second does not, because it is a way of looking at life. Creativity has a lot to do with it",said theRector Vivaldikicking off the activity.

After the words of the highest authority of the House of Bello, Professor of the Faculty of Sciences and one of the promoters of the meeting,Nicolas LibedinskyIt welcomed the talks, presented the participants and launched the first reflection on the subject convened by dialogue."There is one thing that the scientists we experience as something very clear: that creativity is the heart of our work."Scientists live in a sea of intuitions and ideas, where creativity is central. However, people generally assume creativity as something of the artists, then this is a time to talk about the issue and we hope it is wonderful".

"I'm very happy to be here. In an environment that only talks about elections, this is a paradise, a nice break to talk about creativity with such great guests"saidSoledad Onettogiving the go to the conversation.

Creativity: where does come from, where it goes?

"Can you show creativity?"asked biologist Humberto Maturana."Creativity is not taught, is released.How is that other creatures operate from its basic condition and creativity? Leaving them be, listening to the children's questions, answering the questions of adults. It is not that I will boost creativity, a space opens and depending on the circumstances in which we are is how focuses.Human beings can guide towards the most beautiful and the most terribly ugly creativity",said the scholar drawing applause from the audience.

"Creativity is something very universal, both in the sciences and in the music and in all fields", he warned the Nobel Prize in physics by adding that this "uses past experiences. You see things from before, people that was creative rather than you, and then you're combining those things in a different way and are looking for new patterns.Being creative means recombine what you see".

"How does creativity?"asked Ana Tijoux Soledad Onetto."Often born of error, a Word, a documentary or silence. For me the imperfection allows you to develop an idea. Each creative process is different"said the singer.

In the course of the conversation, before the two towering personalities of the world of science, Tijoux revealed:"I've always been terrible for physics, mathematics and biology. But I remember all the times that I had the opportunity to talk with someone who comes from the world of science, was that I speak of a musical work.The relationship how the world of science is approached from a scientist is very similar to how a musician addresses his work. It is the same passion in his eyes. Creativity for me is that place, the deep passion from the bowels, which answers one unfolds in permanent doubt which one has, before that need to understand the world and understand it through the works".

"Creativity is a spontaneous living phenomenon, because every living being has in the background that invent their world in the moment when it starts to live (...)" If I say to someone, 'you have to be creative', I put it into a trap.What about being creative? "Listening, failure to appear, the respect to each other, that is the basis for the release of creativity", he said Maturana.

Moving the conversation to the scientific field, ' t Hooft noted the public that "all what we use in our daily life has involved a creative process implemented by scientists", and ending his speech sent a message to the audience:"The science is around us. While we understand more, happier we are, so they try to learn about the universe, human languages and how the world works", said the Nobel Prize.

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