Innovation Tuesdays are organising a conference on 25 February 2020, from 6.30 pm to 9 pm, on the theme of "Literature and Innovation".
The National School of Applied Arts and Crafts "Olivier de Serres", hosts four Innovation Tuesdays dedicated to the contributions of art and culture to innovation and progress. In a context where technology is overvalued in innovation, moreover, in the oversimplifying approach of "technology", there is a considerable need to restore the arts and culture to their central role of creative synthesis for the realization of innovation at the service of human progress. Meeting with art, creation and design professionals in their relation to innovation.
Far from being merely passive witnesses of the world and creators of fiction, writers play a decisive role in innovation and human progress, in particular through their holistic approach to the world, their capacity for anticipation, their sensitivity and their intimate knowledge of human nature.
"The one-sided nature of the sciences has reduced the world to a mere object of technical and mathematical exploration, and excluded from their horizon the concrete world of life. The more man advances in his knowledge, the more he loses sight of the world and of himself... The role of the artist is irreplaceable for a global perception of life. Otherwise, man becomes a mere thing for the forces that surpass him, surpass him, possess him. For these forces, his concrete being, his "world of life" has no price or interest: it is eclipsed, forgotten in advance. » Milan Kundera - The art of the novel