The Spirit of Innovation & Freedom
 

Discover Progress

 
 
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The Mindset of Innovation

 
Mindset of Innovation panelist, Matt Scassero, is a member of the team at the forefront of human organ delivery by drone

Mindset of Innovation panelist, Matt Scassero, is a member of the team at the forefront of human organ delivery by drone

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The Mindset of Innovation (originally introduced as the Spirit of Innovation & Freedom) illuminates similarities in the mindset of innovation across disciplines and the role of improvisation in that process. Mindset of Innovation programming shares how both innovation and improvisation promote the exploration and embracing of different ideas and perspectives and the positive progress of thought, technology, art, and society as a whole.

To share the mindset of innovation and promote a culture of innovation and improvisation we present panel discussions and performances by individuals doing groundbreaking work in different disciplines with a primary focus on aviation technology, art, and music. Panelist include master musician, Paul F. Murphy, co-conceptual designer of the F-16, F-15, and A-10, Pierre Sprey, and Matt Scassero, Director of the University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site.

Mindset of Innovation events are centered around concerts of 100% improvised music demonstrating the ideas of improvisation, innovation, and freedom in action by master musicians, Paul F. Murphy and Larry Willis, with guest performances by poet laureate, Jere Carroll and multi-instrumentalist, Dominic Fragman. The music has been recognized as a new direction in jazz and art by Oxford's Grove Music Dictionary of American Music.

Dominic Fragman (left) moderator of the Mindset of Innovation panelists Paul F. Murphy, Pierre Sprey, and Matt Scassero.

Dominic Fragman (left) moderator of the Mindset of Innovation panelists Paul F. Murphy, Pierre Sprey, and Matt Scassero.

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