August 4 2006
Who: Dr. Michael Cundall, Dept. of English and Philosophy, Arkansas State University
What: "Humor and Creativity" presentation/discussion
When: 3-4 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2006
Where: Root Hall, A-108, Indiana State University (Seventh Street, just north of Chestnut Street, Terre Haute)
Have you ever wondered what makes something funny? In this talk, which is free and open to the general public, Dr. Michael Cundall, guest speaker hosted by Indiana State University's Philosophy Department, will take a look at what factors are involved in making something funny. Humor, while importantly related to the sorts of comparisons being made, is intimately related to setting and environmental cues. Humor's relation to creativity, and how they interact, will be explored. In addition, there will be some discussion of autism and the social nature of laughter and humor.
A Question & Answer session and roundtable discussion on "Modules and Central Systems" will follow the presentation.
Contact: Rocco Gennaro, interim chair, Indiana State University Department of Philosophy, (812) 237- 3103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: Katie Spanuello, media relations assistant director, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3790 or email@example.com
Dr. Michael Cundall, guest speaker hosted by Indiana State University's Philosophy Department, will take a look at what factors are involved in making something funny.