Most Rapturous Lucid Ever
May 21st was a bit of a bust, but the
prophets-that-be have confered and stated that June 8th is the actual
epochal moment. They're not sure what's going to happen, but they're
sure it'll be revealed at Lucid NYC.
Our presenters are Miriam Simun, the artist behind Breast Milk Cheese speaking about the localist of cuisines; urban caveman John Durant talking about the many innovations in primitivism; and Priceline.com founder and entrepreneurial powerhouse Jeff Hoffman will tell us how to launch and fund any venture, whether it's an unorthodox cheese shop or multi-unit urban cave dwellings.
always, there will be food, drinks and music before the presentations.
Drom features a full dinner menu and there will be a happy hour from
7-8. Live jazz by The Hot Sardines courtesy of Music for Tomorrow, will provide the soundtrack for this amazing evening.
Miriam Simun is completing a Masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications at New York University and working with Natalie Jeremijenko at the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic. She was raised in the USA by Soviet refugees,
reared to be suspicious of superpowers, 5-year plans, and the illusion
of permanence. At a tender age she crossed the pond to see what happens
to an empire after it collapses, and picked up a B.Sc (Hons) Sociology
from the London School of Economics. She has conducted research at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and at the Research Center for Information Law
at the University of Sankt Gallen. She has lived, studied and worked
in Los Angeles, London, Yangon, Bangkok, Sankt Gallen, Lisbon, and now
Miriam's personal website
John Durant was
born and raised in the great state of Michigan, studied history,
economics, and evolutionary psychology at Harvard, graduating in 2005.
He spent a year and a half learning to play Excel like a piano at a
consulting firm in New York City. In 2007, he jumped ship for a tech
start-up doing online advertising. After NYT and Colbert,
he landed a book deal--so now he's a professional caveman (Almost as
cool as being an astronaut.) He lives in the wilds of Manhattan.
Check out his site Hunter Gatherer
Jeff Hoffman is
perhaps best known as a founder and CEO in the Priceline.com family of
companies, where Jeff led the development and launch of Priceline’s
consumer company (Priceline YardSale). Hoffman also served as an
executive in Walker Digital, the parent company of Priceline and one of
the country’s most innovative creators of intellectual property and new
Jeff is currently a founder and partner in ColorJar,
a venture accelerator firm that helps entrepreneurs and small business
owners launch and grow new business ventures. In this capacity, Jeff
works with startup companies all over the world to help turn great ideas
into profitable businesses.
See his personal site
NYC is an event series that brings together cutting edge innovators,
performers and thinkers with New York City audiences. Our events are
held in a social environment and center around three presentations of
relevant and original projects, presented by their creators. Lucid NYC
presenters come from many different disciplines, which results in
diverse crowds and inter-disciplinary discussion. Additional segments of
the evening include live music, interactive projects, and social
networking with the smartest, sexiest, and coolest crowd in NY!
Click here to see a highlight video from a past event!
June 8th, 2011. Doors open and live music at 7PM. Presentations from 8-9PM.
Drom Restaurant and Bar. 85 Ave A between 5th and 6th Streets.
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