Author(s): James Haywood Rolling
A surprising look at the true origins of creativity, urging more group collaboration and social networking in the pursuit of innovation Swarm Intelligence argues that we need to turn our classrooms - and workplaces - into crucibles for collective creativity. Drawing on cutting-edge research in the realms of biological swarm theory, systems theory, and complexity theory, Rolling shows why working in groups makes us both smarter and more creative, and how we can put these principles in practice at the earliest stages of life, to develop the next generation of capable leaders.
James Haywood Rolling, Jr. is the Chair of Art Education and a Dual Associate Professor in Art Education and Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University. He presently sits on the Board of Directors of the National Art Education Association, and is the author of over twenty articles, eight book chapters, and two books on the subjects of the arts, education, creativity and human identity. He is a frequent speaker, and works for the TED-Ed Brain Trust. He lives in Syracuse, New York.