George Simons: Listening cultural narratives

In this interactive presentation, we will explore ways to hear the voices of culture we are listening and see how we interact with them to frame and construct our personal and group identities. In the light of the current contributions of neurological and cognitive science and the insights from post-modernist, linguistic and social constructionist thinking, we stand at the doorway of a fresh understanding of culture and how to manage it. This session will introduce several new approaches to this work and look at the ongoing challenge we face of creating pedagogy, technology and tools to improve human contact, appreciation and collaboration that work effectively across cultures.