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Stephann co-chairs 1st international conference of the Serendipity Society

posted Nov 5, 2019, 4:41 AM by Stephann Makri   [ updated Nov 5, 2019, 4:45 AM ]

On 5th and 6th September 2019 Stephann co-chaired the 1st international conference of SerSoc - The Serendipity Society, alongside Wendy Ross from Kingston University London and SerSoc chairs Samantha Copeland and Lori McCay-Peet. This was the first inter-disciplinary conference on serendipity, with participants from a broad range of disciplines - from Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction, to Information Science, Philosophy, and Creativity and Innovation Studies.

Aside from traditional presentations, discussions and workshops the conference also featured some unconventional activities befitting a conference on serendipity. These included a serendipity 'walk and talk' that involved discussing key research challenges while on the move and using environmental triggers to shape the conversation and a discussion that aimed to identify unexplored overlaps in participants' research interests.

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