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Mindshare LA and UCLA Present: “From Whence We Came...” Thursday, November 15th on the WEST SIDE!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Mindshare LA and UCLA Present: “From Whence We...

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(¯`·._.· UPCOMING EVENT ·._.·´¯)




Mindshare LA and UCLA Present:
"From Whence We Came…"
...on the West Side!

7pm-11pm, Thursday, November 15th
Cross Campus - 820 Broadway, Santa Monica


6:30pm / Doors & Happy Hour until 8pm!
Mix and mingle with the most exciting minds of LA and enjoy music, food and a full bar! Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Food trucks will be on the premises.

8:30pm / Talks from UCLA Faculty
Full program outlined below....

9:30 - 11pm / Art, Games & Entertainment
Stay for the interactive technology installations, stocked bar, music and entertainment!


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Pamela Samuelson is a multimedia performance artist with an especially geeky love for the circus arts. She has performed for a wide and bizarre variety of venues and events worldwide.


Once again we welcome SuperTallPaulwho will be bringing his headphone lounge! SuperTallPaul has been a regular at Mindshare for years, and recently won the title of National Looping Champion!



Long Beach Caravan is back by popular demand! After playing the final set at Mindshare 50 we received multiple requests to bring them back. They'll be setting the night off with their unique and upbeat sounds.

Mohammed Alidu entrances his listeners with music steeped in 1,000+ years of talking drum tradition. Originally from Northern Ghana, he has since traveled the world playing his drum with musicians as diverse as his travels.


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From Past to Present, How Rare IS Earth?
Ed Young, Ph.D. / Professor of Geochemistry & Cosmochemistry,  Department of Earth and Space Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

How did the Earth come into existence? Where did the rock-melting heat come from? As it cooled, how did its oceans appear? The Kepler mission has found a huge amount of distant suns that have planets orbiting them within the habitable zone. But how likely is it that the conditions for life are "just right"?

Professor Young's projects range from the origins of the solar system to identifying isotopic biosignatures here on Earth. His lab's tools are mass spectrometers, ultraviolet and infrared lasers, ion exchange resins, telescopic observations of young stars, and presses for squeezing and heating rocks to immense pressures and temperatures. 


The Formation of Earth within Space and Time
Abby Kavner Ph.D. / Associate Professor, Dept of Earth and Space Sciences

The study of Geology has continued to push our understanding of where Earth has come from... and where it's going. Geology uses timescales that boggle the mind and make us appreciate consciousness as a little blip on the vast landscape of space and time.  

Professor Kavner runs the mineral physics program at UCLA whose goal is to understand how the properties of minerals help determine the behavior of the Earth & planets.  The goal of the research group is to measure physical and chemical properties of materials in the laboratory, to further our understanding of the Earth and planets.


Astrobiology: Origin and Distribution of Life in the Universe
Jean-Luc Margot Ph.D. / Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA

One of the greatest discoveries imaginable is the discovery of life on another world.  The cosmos is replete with planets and with the ingredients for life, so the prospect for the existence of life on other planets is quite good.  Is there intelligent life out there? If we find a civilization that can communicate, it will almost certainly be far more advanced than we are.

Professor Margot studies the formation and evolution of habitable worlds with students and postdocs in a lively research group. His group conducts research with a variety of telescopes and spacecraft data, including the largest telescope on Earth at Arecibo in Puerto Rico, the Keck telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii, and the Hubble and Kepler Space Telescopes.




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Cross Campus is an engine of creativity and innovation, housed at our state of the art 11,000 square foot space at 820 Broadway in the heart of Santa Monica.  Our goal is to inspire creative collisions through space design, learning platforms, and extraordinary events, fostering member-driven collaboration that ultimately leads to game changing ideas and enterprises. ADDRESS: 820 Broadway, Santa Monica. CA 90401

Street parking & lot parking available. Yellow loading zones are legal after 6pm. Cross Campus says: "Attendees can also use the Santa Monica public Library parking at 7th & Santa Monica. There is also public parking on Broadway and 4th Street.  We are only four blocks up Broadway."

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We will have light snacks inside as well as two food trucks outside: India Jones and Don Chow Tacos!


(¯`·._.· ABOU MINDSHARE LA ·._.·´¯)


Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather ~1000 Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our main event held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month includes live music, games, art and a curated program of short, eclectic presentations. Over the years Mindshare has become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other progressive characters to meet, broaden their perspective and expand their networks.

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Mindshare's ballooning popularity is emblematic of generation steeped in chaos and an unabashed need for personal fulfillment. If you ever come to LA, come to Mindshare.
-- Fast Company

A forum for human technology in its most literal form - shared knowledge. Fueled by fancy pastries, an exceptionally well-stocked open bar and a room abuzz with stylish people.
-- The LA Times

If you haven't been to a Mindshare LA event, you haven't seen Angelenos at their eclectic best.
-- FlavorPill

A forward-thinking cultural salon. New ideas flow as liberally as the alcohol.
-- Brand X

This is what it would be like if the internet jumped out of the box and grabbed your arm for a trip into Alice's Wonderland of ideas and madmen.
-- KCET Online




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Cross Campus
820 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Mindshare LA

Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather hundreds of Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our most popular salon-style events include short eclectic presentations, live music and interactive installations. Since 2006, Mindshare has hosted over 150 events and become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other forward thinking characters looking for inspiration and connection across this vast city. 

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