Defining Innovation – An Interactive Installation
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Defining Innovations is an experiment in progressive scholarship, using the power of a conference space to rethink how we share and create knowledge. Our 2016 exhibition was a museum installation taking a 2500 year look at the changing concept and its effect on society. This year, we are going to look at the present of innovation, mixing the history of the installation with a real-time generation of knowledge through multiple modalities: interviews, panels, social media, artifact creation and other forms of distributed network pedagogy.
The premise of Defining Innovations is to find the discord between how we believe innovation should manifest in higher education institutions and how the innovation concept has unfolded over the past several years. Too often we approach this question by asking one another what innovation means to each of us; this renders innovation as an emotive, hurray concept which connotes positivity that could mask unintended consequences. What does it mean that innovation is associated with technological growth while the innovation hubs of America have seen income inequality, redlining and housing shortages at the highest rates in the nation?
Defining Innovation remains grounded in the literature review presented in 2016, building upon this by using the power of the OLC Innovate 2017 conference and bringing the expertise in the room into a space to listen, share and learn from one another. Our goal is to create a roster of artifacts to help higher education institutions ground their innovative projects in research-based expert practices.
About the Curators of the Innovation Installation
Contributors to the Innovation Installation include:
- Daryl Tate, Assistant Curator
- Chris Mattia
- The Seattle Pacific Art Center
- Dominic Williamson