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Ai Portland Instructor, Bob Martin, invited to present at the New Directions in the Humanities Conference

April 6, 2017

Bob Martin, a Liberal Arts instructor at The Art Institute of Portland, has been invited to deliver a presentation (and present a paper) at the New Directions in the Humanities conference at Imperial College, London, on July 5-7, 2017.

Bob Martin’s presentation (and paper) is titled “Knowledge Making: An Art Class in Thinking.”  In the paper, Bob posits a way of teaching students how knowledge is made and how that is different from simply gathering information. “The process I describe,” says Bob Martin, “uses a revisioning of rhetoric developed through teaching the Humanities at an art school and my experience of creating art in the theater to teach students that knowledge-making is essentially a creative act that generates a lived experience.”