CfP on Cognitive Innovation & Displacement for Off the Lip 2017

Call for Papers: Off the Lip 2017

16-18 August 2017 at the University of Plymouth

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation
A confluence of talks, exhibits, posters, films, workshops and interactive demonstrations

The challenges facing society today demand innovative approaches, creative solutions and wider resonances that can only be obtained by drawing on multiple perspectives.

In its third edition, Off the Lip integrates research in the arts, sciences, humanities, and engineering in a radically transdisciplinary event that also actively engages the business community and the public at large.

This event is CogNovo’s latest, excitingly diverse ideas exchange. CogNovo is a multidisciplinary collaborative programme linking the sciences, arts and humanities, working under the banner of cognitive innovation.

Through the notion of cognitive innovation, we approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but with a broader conceptualisation of adaptive behaviour that is intrinsic to our engagement with the world.

Off the Lip 2017 welcomes submissions in topics related to cognitive innovation and creativity. In recognition of the profound changes facing society today, we especially welcome submissions around the theme of Cognitive Innovation and Displacement.

The deadline for abstract submission is 17 April 2017.

Off the Lip 2017 (16-18 August) will be closely followed by the Balance-Unbalance 2017 conference (21-23 August). We invite you to spend the intervening weekend in the beautiful coastal area of Cornwall or the dramatic Dartmoor area before attending Balance-Unbalance, whose theme (A Sense of Place: Art x Science x Technology = Environment / Responsibility) is closely linked to that of Off the Lip.

Although registration is essential for all participants, there are no Off the Lip conference registration fees for students and a nominal fee of £50 for all other participants to cover lunches, coffee, and a conference dinner.

For further information, please visit the CogNovo website or email


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