|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 (7-8pm)
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, music and games!
THIS IS OCTOBER'S EVENT PAGE. SEE NOVEMBER 15th's EVENT PAGE HERE:
Mindshare LA Presents "Identity" & 5th Annual Masquerade!
7pm-2am, Friday, October 26th
The Mezz Bar, Alexandria Hotel, 2nd Floor. 501 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013
$30 Full Event (SOLD OUT!)
STILL WANT TO COME?
Join us from 9:30pm-2am for an awesome After Party - $20 / $15 online or with a mask / costume!
** This event at a bar so it's 21+ - you should bring your ID **
(¯`·._.· TONIGHT'S MASQUERADE SCHEDULE ·._.·´¯)
7-8:30pm: Reception & Happy Hour (TICKETS: SOLD OUT)
MUSIC: SuperTallPaul (National Looper Champion)
8:30pm-9:30pm: Talks: Masks, Spies & Psychology!
9:30-11pm: After Party! (TICKETS: $15 ONLINE / $20 DOOR)
MUSIC: AK & Her Kalashnikovs
11pm-Midnight: MUSIC: DJ ShyBoy (Bootie LA Resident)
Midnight - 12:30am: Costume Contest & Prizes hosted by Deciduous
12:30-2am: MUSIC: DJ ShyBoy
LIVE MUSIC: AK & Her Kalashnikovs
This is a unique and original musical ensemble. There is the diverse instrumentation --tinwhistles, accordions, violins, stand up bass, guitar, percussion and percussion that thinks it's a Ringling Brothers Circus. There are the Kalashnikovs, intense, virtuosic and inventive. And rhythmically tight as a drum.
The repertoire is a collection of sharp left turns and foreign tongues. From Gypsy love songs to Russian lullabies to Serbian ballads to Spanish Copla to French pop to what sounds suspiciously like rock n roll..
But the heart and soul is AK herself, Alissa Kueker. Her voice is, by turns, angelic and devilish, profoundly serious and as playful as the first days of love. It's rich rough coloratura contralto caresses and seduces and, when necessary, belts like a WWF Cage Fight.
PLUS: Insane Masups from DJ ShyBoy
Jason Arnold, known by his stage name ShyBoy, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and mashup artist. ShyBoy has performed on stages across the U.S., Canada and Europe and is also the lead singer for the band Hypnogaja.
As a mashup artist and DJ, ShyBoy has produced numerous concept albums (including The RuPaul Mixtape) and spins sets at clubs internationally. He is a resident DJ at Adrian & the Mysterious D's club Bootie in Los Angeles, where he spins sets regularly. He's also performed sets at other Bootie locations in the U.S. and Europe, including San Francisco, Brooklyn and Berlin.
ShyBoy is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut solo LP, Water on Mars (set for an early 2013 release).
(¯`·._.· MASQUERADE 2012 ART HIGHLIGHTS ·._.·´¯)
The Altervision 3D Blacklight Experience is an immersive art installation featuring fluorescent murals that come to life with incredible depth using special glasses.
John Park is gifted live painter who mixes layers of mixed media to create compelling narrative.
Armando Rosette is an up and coming artist that blew minds at Decom 2012!
Eric Gradman is a founder at Two Bit Circus. As a roboticist and interactive artist, he has developed computer vision software for such disparate applications as military robots and sock-puppet karaoke machines. His computer-vision-based art has been seen in museums and at events far and wide.
Matt Elson creates things he's never seen before. "Life is an experiment; a journey of exploration, creation and lifelong learning. The artists role is to reach into the chaos at the edge of perception and translate to others."
Michael Spezialy has painted hundreds of naked bodies, bringing out new dimensions of color and expression!
We Are Matik takes existing platforms to the next level by creating a richer user experience.
Consolidated Pixel is a new type of photo booth company. They capture the infinte slices of time between moments. They'll be bringing a brand new type of photo experience to our event!
Dan Busby is one of the clowns at Two Bit Circus. He uses real world physics to make bizarre creations. He'll be bringing his glove-box with his radioactive goo!
Cherie Rae, with the support Gabe, the Ying to her Yang is single handedly impacting the health of Los Angeles. The duo feed the minds, bodies and souls of countless people who come through the doors of Peace Yoga Gallery in Downtown LA. Cherie Rae will be brewing up delicious non-alchoholic drinks & raw vegan pies, balls & holes!
After the talks our resident hooperster Ashley will be leading a hoop jam! Feel free to BYOHoop but we'll also have hoops available to play with :)
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Face Paint (LLFP) was started by Julie Roth; a studio art graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and current Theme Park Artist.
Wise Guys are back for more merry hijinks with a custom designed game for the Mindshare LA audience! Silly hats? Strange objects in bags? Spy mystery? Just will they cook up next?!
Crashspace is a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things we can build with the pieces
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
-- Oscar Wilde
7pm / Doors & Happy Hour
Mix and mingle with the most exciting minds of LA and enjoy music, food and a full bar!
** Happy Hour starts at 7pm. **
We'll once again welcome Super Tall Paul (of Helios Jive) will be bringing his headphone lounge!
**BEFORE THE TALKS ONLY!**
8pm / Program Includes
Identity: Minds Behind Masks
Douglas Campbell / Co-Founder & Curator, Mindshare LA
Join Mindshare and friends as we celebrate our 5th annual masquerade! This special event will explore elements that pertain to our identity, from the physical, psychological, technological, ethical, political, spiritual and scientific. Why have masks played such a large role throughout culture? How can we play with our identities for fun... or for profession? What other characters might we harbor inside ourselves? After the talks we'll launch into an after party with music, art & more!
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 Grey Area of Identity
Dale A. Kelly / Kelley & Associates Investigations
What does "identity" mean from a law enforcement prospective? What happens to that meaning as agents embark on undercover operations? What sort of training do agents undergo to prepare themselves for criminal investigation and special operations and even more importantly how do they recover from their experiences? We'll answer these questions by exploring numerous undercover operations both in the Bureau and in private investigation.
Dale A. Kelley has over 35 years of investigation experience in the public and private sectors. Kelley is a former FBI agent having served in the Seattle, WA, Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX FBI Divisions. His FBI experience was all criminal investigations and he was a member of the SWAT teams in each Division. Kelley also worked for the State of California Peace Officers Standards and Training Agency, Department of Justice, and the Corporate Security Department of the Boeing Company in Seattle, WA
Land of the Free? The Power of Group Psychology
David M. Reiss, M.D. / Psychiatrist, DMR Dynamics
The observation of character development in socio-political systems reveals deep insights into the pathology of group psychology and how character development and disorders propagate through them. From seemingly innocuous pop-culture entertainment to the dark realms of cults, your brain is under constant psychological threat. Who's story are you buying into..?
Dr. Reiss is a practicing psychiatrist of 25 years, recognized for expertise in character and personality dynamics. His publications in academic journals and lectures have focused on understanding the significance of character and personality traits in regards to business organizations, personal development, medical and mental health treatment, socio-political systems, and sports / entertainment industries.
11pm / Costume Contest & Prize Giveaway
Also GIANT Jenga, The Great Candy Glory Hole, Turn Tricks for Treats and other holiday favorites!
PLUS Spectacular Flautas from Restautant Ensenada!
Flautas: $2 each -- Plate of 2 flautas rice and beans for $6 -- Shredded Chicken, beef and potato (vegan).
ABOUT THE VENUE
Built in 1906, The Alexandria was one of the premiere hotels in the country and catered to guests such as Charlie Chaplain, Winston Churchill & Theodore Roosevelt, to name a few. The Mezz Bar's ceiling was originaly the ceiling of the lobby below, which contained 'The Million Dollar Carpet', named for the amount of movie deals that were said to be cut on it every day...
There will be food options on premises... More TBA...
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Mezz Bar, Alexandria Hotel, 2nd Floor. 501 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Street parking & lot parking available... (Also, yellow loading zones OK after 6pm...)
TELL YOUR FRIENDS
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.
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.
If you haven't been to a Mindshare LA event, you haven't seen Angelenos at their eclectic best.
A forward-thinking cultural salon. New ideas flow as liberally as the alcohol.
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 (LA PBS affiliate)
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.
Tickets, Directions and Parking : http://mindshare.eventbrite.com
More info : http://www.mindshare.la
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