Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Institute of Advanced Study

Durham Bluff at Transfusion and Transformation: the Creative Potential of Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange - 16 July 2014

(17 July 2014)

At the Institute of Advanced Study’s international conference Transfusion and Transformation: the Creative Potential of Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange (July 15th-17th 2014) the conference dinner was followed, not by the usual after-dinner speech, but by the IAS’s unique approach to exchanging disciplinary languages: a game of Durham Bluff.

At the Institute of Advanced Study’s international conference Transfusion and Transformation: the Creative Potential of Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange (July 15th-17th 2014) the conference dinner was followed, not by the usual after-dinner speech, but by the IAS’s unique approach to exchanging disciplinary languages: a game of Durham Bluff. Introduced to the IAS in 2012, this is similar to a longstanding British game, Call My Bluff, in which players (in two teams of three) take obscure terms and, as well as defining the true meaning of each, offer two false definitions or ‘bluffs’. In Durham Bluff, each team employs jargon from different disciplinary areas, and points are gained either by getting the right answer, or by successfully bluffing the other team. 
To find out which team won and see the photo highlights please follow this link.