So I am very excited to learn that my proposal to speak on the Anthropology of Improvised Theater was just accepted for the Applied Improv Conference in Amsterdam this September. I finally get to share the findings of my research with a friendly audience. Since I earned my MA, I’ve continued to research on my subject, and it has been amazing what else I have uncovered in the way of human cognitive evolution. The connections to our ability as a species to make do and succeed with very little are incredible, as well as our ability to synthesize, break apart and reform novel concepts.
A good friend of mine steered me to a site called Kickstart.com in order to get a jump on funding this conference. Meanwhile, another friend inspired me to consider turning this into a larger teaching/speaking tour by extending my stay. Thanks for that one Kerry! So the kickstart thing would also be to fund the tour. Wish me luck in my endeavor to spread the word of why our ability to improvise has actually been our saving grace as a species. Improvisation can save the world.