Brainwriting and Fostering New Research Collaborations

Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDTiCal
1016 (10th floor classroom on eastside) - Please RSVP using link below
This event is open to the public.
Jay Pujara, USC
Video Recording:
No live-streaming and recording

The UnSeminar series is designed to give you a break from broadcast-driven talks and provide a more interactive experience where you get to work with and learn from your fellow ISIers, as well as get some unstructured time over lunch to stay connected. This month's UnSeminar will involve "brainwriting," a process of collaboratively solving problems and coming up with new ideas. In brainwriting, you are part of a small group with a shared, open-ended prompt, and you start by spending a few minutes writing down your ideas on a pad of paper. Then, each person passes their pad clockwise and begins extending the ideas of their neighbor. After the pads have made a complete circuit, each group spends some time discussing how their different ideas evolved.

Brainwriting was one of the small group activities at the AI division retreat last year, and everyone really enjoyed participating. The activity helps you think creatively about big problems, introduces you to new perspectives, and encourages you to explore how you can collaborate with others by building on their ideas. This version of brainwriting will have some ISI-specific surprises, so things will stay lively.

Everyone is welcome to participate, but please RSVP if you're attending, so we can order lunch (and bring enough pads/prompts):

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