Creative Research Center

"How much will future generations know about today's online culture when the average web page lasts 100 days?"
-- Abby Smith Rumsey, author of When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future.
(New York: Bloomsbury, 2016)

Fall 2017

We are proud to publish a new guest essay by Catherine Baird, the Online and Outreach Services Librarian at Sprague Library here at Montclair State.
She takes on the issue of truly "creative" research.
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The Sixth Annual Creative Research Center Symposium

From The Imagination in the post-9/11 World (2011)
to The Scientific Imagination (2012)
to The Cinematic Imagination (2013-14)
to The Entrepreneurial Imagination (2015)
to The Algorithmic Imagination (2016)

The Creative Research Center has furthered its mission drawing upon the intellectual and innovative energies of the Montclair State University community. 

In collaboration with the distinguished faculty of the Department of Religion in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, we presented The Religious Imagination in the 21st Century Wednesday April 26th, in the Cohen Lounge, CHSS, from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Watch the Symposium now.

A Transdisciplinary Online Community


CRC Artist's Statement - by Nell Painter

Fall 2015 - CRC Virtual Artist in Residence Nell Painter Returns to Princeton and gives a fascinating interview to the online magazine Dime and Honey.

"Digital platforms are worthless without content. They’re shiny sacks with bells and whistles, but without content, they’re empty sacks. It is not about pixels versus print. It is not about how you’re reading. It is about what you’re reading." 
-- Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, March 10, 2013. 

"University researchers are truly scholars without borders;
  ideas do not wear school colors."
-- Claudia Goldin, author, with Lawrence F. Katz, The Race Between Education and Technology (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008) ‌