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Mindshare LA Presents: "An Apocalyptic Christmas Party"

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Mindshare LA Presents: "An Apocalyptic Christmas Party"

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"The word "Apocalypse" means "uncovering" – and in these last clock ticks of this world age, all must be revealed, uncovered, so that all can be known." -- Daniel Pinchbech, Author



(¯`·._.· UPCOMING EVENT ·._.·´¯)




Mindshare LA Presents:
"An Apocalyptic Christmas Party"
...in the downtown Arts District!

7pm-11pm, Thursday, December 13th
The Hub - 830 Traction Ave, 90013

Join us TOMORROW for a night of Mayan Prophecy and Apocalyptic Survival Strategy PLUS free food and drinks!

**This event will sell out, so RSVP today!**


7pm / Doors & FREE Food & Drinks
Mix and mingle with the most exciting minds of LA and enjoy music and complimentary food, wine and beer.

The Concept of Time, Wilderness Survival Training, Mayan Calendar Insights and more! Full program below! PLUS: research your urban escape with disaster specialists!

9:30 - 11pm / Research, Games & Music
Stay for the interactive technology installations, open bar, music and entertainment! We'll have gas mask photo opps, how to pack your own "Go Bag", disaster training specialists and more!




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MC: Welcome to an Apocalyptic Christmas Party!
Douglas Campbell / Co-Founder & Curator, Mindshare LA

Amid all of our "First World" problems, it's important to not become complacent about the systems that we depend on. Access to food. Clean running water. Energy on demand and anti-biotics. If these things disappeared tomorrow, how prepared would you be? Join us for a night of apocalyptic visions: scary, funny and just plain practical.

Douglas is a community constructor, experience engineer and tuxedo traveler. He co-founded Mindshare LA in 2006 as well as the interactive collective Syyn Labs in 2009. He likes volunteering at an organic farm and wearing tuxedos for charitable escapades. 




The Social Construction of Time
William Roy, PhD. / Professor at UCLA Department of Sociology

Americans tend to view time as a commodity that is limited, scarce, and precious. Other cultures, modern, tribal and extinct, view time as more of a never-ending cycle. How a culture understands "time," narrates the foundation of its religious beliefs, social customs religions, and influences the decisions we make.

William G. Roy is a Professor of Sociology at UCLA, whose research and expertise include a wealth of fascinating topics such as the social construction of society, especially the relationship of culture and social inequality; corporate growth, economic change and state formation; comparative-historical methods; the social construction of reality, and the sociology of music.




Survival in the California Wilderness
Thomas Coyne / Chief Instructor, California Survival Training

Whatever actually went down, you realize the water and electricity are not coming back on. It's time to hit the road and begin relying on yourself. Do you know a way out of the chaos? Do you know how to find clean water? Do you know what plants are edible? Do you remember you training? Or are you like the majority: completely unprepared?

Thomas is the modern founder of Survival Training School of California. He has worked in the outdoors in all four seasons and diverse weather conditions his entire life. From 2001-2008 Thomas served as a highly specialized Wildland Firefighter- often in leadership positions- for both the United States Forest Service as well as Kern County Fire Department. He has been trained in; swift water rescue, ropes rescue, confined space rescue, helicopter hoist rescue, emergency medical technology, HAZMAT response and DECON, escaping crashed aircraft in bodies of water, watershed management, fisheries biology, forestry, and more. 




It's not the End of the World: What the Ancient Maya tell us about 2012
Mark Van Stone, Ph.D., G.F. / Author & Maya Expert, Professor of Art History, Southwestern College

Culled from his book, 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, inspired by Maya inscriptions, astronomical knowledge, math, and myth, and“Reading the Maya Glyphs”. Responding to the upsurge in interest in “the Maya prophecies”, Dr. Mark Van Stone will explain his research during  the last several years researching what the Ancient Maya actually said about 2012.

Mark Van Stone is a Maya expert specializing in Maya Hieroglyphs and calligraphy. Along with his current unique expertise, Van Stone's knowledge base and work history is an intellectual treasure-trove of curio. To wit: is Dr. Van Stone received his undergraduate degree in Physics and worked in the gamma-ray astronomy laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, until lured away to self-employment as a calligrapher and carver. In the world of calligraphy and type design, he established himself as an expert in paleography and the evolution of written forms.



(¯`·._.· ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS ·._.·´¯)



The College of Lockpicking is back, and ready to teach you to to get out of sticky situations in the chaotic aftermath! Buy your lock picking set at the event and learn more about the history of locks, and how to pick them!


Be 99.9% more prepared than anyone else by designing your own "Go" Bag! Research disaster prepraredness strategies and how to become a member of the Community Emergency Response Team!



Dystopian Studios understands that providing the entertainment for the Apocalypse is serious work. And we take that work seriously. The artists, designers, and mad scientists who make up Dystopian Studios realized something a long time ago... the Apocalypse may be near, and it can never have too much eyeliner.

Wise Guys are back in the house, with their special brand of social gaming. This time they'll be bringing a new game called "Pickpocket Junction". Refine your pick pocketing techniques, wine some prizes and make some new friends while you're at it.


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The Daily Dose mission is to provide you with artisanal food and beverages that will satisfy your mind, body and soul. Join the revolution! Stand against the establishment's system of over processed food. Reject the propaganda that makes us believe healthy means expensive. Down with shipping ingredients across the globe without regard for the environment. No more industrialization of our individual nourishment! The Daily Dose manifesto brings power back to the people with artisanal coffee and soul-satisfying food. We believe food should be delicious, good for you, and easy on your pocket. We've made pacts with local farmers, ranchers and fisheries to bring fresh and natural ingredients from the source, directly to your plate. Going local is our commitment to the planet and the inspiration for our fresh, seasonal menu!


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The Hub LA Hub LA is about the power of people taking action for a better world. We are a new kind of membership club dedicated to the individuals and teams building the local, sustainable economy in Los Angeles and beyond. Anchored by a physical place in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown LA, the Hub offers members access to 4,000 square feet of creative industrial space to work, meet, learn, collaborate, and play; a curated community of values-aligned individuals and companies; and custom programming and events focused on personal and professional development. We combine the best of a cafe, innovation lab, business accelerator, serviced office, and community center to create a place for meaningful encounters, productive work sessions, exchange and inspiration all with the ambition to spur social innovation.

ADDRESS: 830 Traction Ave, #3A, Los Angeles, CA, 90013 Through parking lot & up purple sparkly stairs!

Street parking & $5 lot parking available. Yellow loading zones are legal after 6pm.



(¯`·._.· ABOU MINDSHARE LA ·._.·´¯)


Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our main event held in the 3rd week of the month and 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.

(¯`·._.· IN THE PRESS ·._.·´¯)


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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When & Where

The Hub Los Angeles
830 Traction Ave.
3A (up purple stairs at back of parking lot)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Thursday, December 13, 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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