Future Salon LA
Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, United States
Come join our fun and useful discussions on key trends, innovations, problems, sustainability, and social responsibility. Work with and on new tools, practices, ideas and projects. See the future and seize the present. Grow your network of supportive, future-oriented friends. Mini potluck & meet-and-greet starts at 5 PM - please bring snacks and drinks to share!
After the meet-and-greet we'll share interesting articles we've seen in the news in the last few days/weeks. Please gather a few to share.
Presentation: Realizing the God Dream: Embracing technology, aesthetics, and morality to transform Fantasy by J-Walt. Pioneering a new art form for creating and exploring VR worlds as a musical visual performance. A combination of art, music, dance, animation and theater that is only now possible here in the 21st century. A talk about how art is an integration of aesthetics, technology, and morals, and how his work is both a realization of an age-old dream, and a metaphor for an even greater human dream.
J-Walt is a performer, interactive designer, filmmaker, graphic artist, and composer. He performs regularly in theaters and planetariums in the LA area and around the world. He has been at the forefront of interactive art and computer performance, expanding the uses of computer animation into uncharted territories. He is an award-winning pioneer of computer-generated puppetry, having created many digital puppets over the years. In March of 2006, he won an Academy Award for his development of a real-time pre-visualization system.
Future Salons are monthly educational, activist, and social events, focused on existing or emerging scientific, technological, entrepreneurial, or social change topics and projects worthy of your help and attention. We also cover critical-thinking, management, and personal change topics, and occasionally longer-term scientific and philosophical topics. Our goal is to make our rapidly changing world more fascinating, manageable, profitable, and positive-sum for all of us. We strive to be both doing-action-project oriented, and thinking-idea-prioritizing oriented. About the Future Salon Network initiated by John Smart: http://www.accelerating.org/futuresalon.html
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Future Salon LA
Future Salons are produced by SeaLight Enterprises. They are monthly educational and networking events, focused on existing, emerging and futuristic scientific, technological, entrepreneurial, or social topics and projects worthy of your attention and support. We also cover critical-thinking, sustainability, social issues and occasionally longer-term scientific and philosophical topics. For more information on Futurism please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurist.
We bring expert speakers from around the world and open discussion around their topic. Our goal is to make our rapidly changing world more fascinating, manageable, profitable, understandable, and positive for all. We strive to be both doing-action-project oriented, and thinking-idea-prioritizing oriented.
Come join our fun and useful discussions on key trends, innovations, and challenges. Work with and on new tools, practices, ideas and projects. See the future and seize the present. Grow your network of supportive, future-oriented friends.
The Future Salon Network was initiated by John Smart: http://www.accelerating.org/futuresalon.html