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Mindshare LA Salon: "Relate/Reframe" .. Thursday, Feb 16th

Mindshare LA

Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM (PST)

Mindshare LA Salon: "Relate/Reframe" .. Thursday, Feb...

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This Thursday we will be reframing relationships with bizarre animal love, romance in the age of social media as well as alternate relationship structures for humans in our "RELATE/REFRAME" salon.

(¯`·._.·  The talks will be accompanied by live poetry reading from Oscar S. Cisneros ·._.·´¯)


Mezz Bar


Mindshare LA / Thursday, February 19th

The Mezz Bar, Alexandria Hotel - 2nd Floor, 501 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

7pm / Doors & Happy Hour

Mix and mingle with the most exciting minds of LA and enjoy music, hors d'oeurvres, games & prizes! Happy Hour is from 7-8pm. Ensenada Restaurant will be hosting a full taco bar!


8:30pm / Talks


"Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception."

- H. P. Blavatsky



Douglas Campbell  

MC, "Relate/Reframe"
Douglas Campbell / Co-Founder & Curator, Mindshare LA

We see the world through a limited faculty of senses. While our brain attempts to construct a coherent narrative, we should still be aware that this is reality through a very limited lens. Relate/Reframe will explore the realtionships we have with ourselves, others and the world.

Doug 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 wearing tuxedos for charitable escapades.

Andrea Choe  

The Bizarre World of Animal Relations
Andrea Choe / Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech

Why do snails throw calcified darts at each other before mating? Why do birds like love shacks made from old cheeto bags? Here we explore some of the worlds strangest mating rituals, probing into the nature of animal magnetism at its weirdest.

Andrea is a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, currently studying ways to eavesdrop on worm talk and using their language to possibly cure autoimmune diseases. She currently holds a PhD from Caltech and is also obtaining her medical degree from USC. 

Alie Ward  

Social Media and You: A Love Story
Alie Ward / Writer and Drink Concoctioneer 

Relationships were already complicated, but now social media has taken PDA from public pucker-ups to a textual (and pictorial) level, putting people on different sides of the “Relationship Status” debate. So what are the rules of romantic (dis)engagement in the blog/vlog/Facebook/Twitter era? Has much changed since the analogue days? And are there some practices or traditions that persist despite, or even because of, all of technology’s vaunted advances and social effects?

AlieWard is a writer, a painter, and an American TV actress. Ward has written for L.A. Weekly and the L.A. Times. She makes appearances on KTLA's Brand X segment.  She has also achieved notoriety from her Alie and Georgia online videos, where she and her close friend, Georgia Hardstark, offer up their recipes for some rather odd culinary concoctions, such as the infamous McNuggetini.

  Reid Mihalko  

The Relationship Revolution
Reid Mihalko / Sex and Relationship Expert

 What's your self-Expression in love, friendship, family and intimacy? Discover why marriage, monogamy and dating seem to be shakier today than ever before. It's not that people are less able to commit; it's because we've got more choice and say in our relationship lives than ever before in history and yet, the cultural messages are the same as they were 200-years ago. Discover what relationships YOU should be choosing!

Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of Reid About Sex helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in relationships and sex lives. Reid has appeared on the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages. His workshops have been attended by close to 30,000 men and women.


(¯`·._.·  The talks will be accompanied by live poetry reading from ·._.·´¯) 

Oscar S. Cisneros / Technology Licensing Attorney and Poet. Author of The History of Dying Stars, a book of poetry and art.

9:30pm - Late / Interactions & Music

Stay for the interactive technology installations, stocked bar, music and entertainment!

Explore the MUSIC, GAMES & ART on display!



** Art, Games and Entertainment **

Tall Paul

Also, we'll once again welcome Super Tall Paul (of Helios Jive) will be bringing his headphone lounge! Local Hero Weekly says:"SuperTall Paul Newman is the man you call when you are looking for fun, silly, impressive, entertainment. "

We Are Matik . Combiform . John Park

We Are Matik takes existing platforms to the next level by creating a richer user experience. Mashing up the Digital and the Dimensional, we offer a brand new sector: Immersive Design forging engaging experiences that brands and people can interact with.

Combiform is a game platform that involves four wedge-shaped controllers that can be played separately or “stuck” together for cooperative play.

John Park is gifted live painter who mixes layers of mixed media to create compelling narrative.

Syyn Labs

Coined “The League of Extraordinary Nerds” by Fast Company Magazine, Syyn Labs is a Los Angeles-based organization that fuses the worlds of technology and interactive sciences with artistic mediums to design and construct visually dynamic spectacles that inspire thought and provoke conversation. (Read more…

Wise Guys

Wise Guys will be in the house once again, conducting another social game!

** Plus our Famous Taco Bar **

Restaurant Ensenada


Mezz Bar





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...)


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.


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

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.

--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 (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.

--LA Weekly


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When & Where

The Mezz Bar
Alexandria Hotel - 2nd Floor
501 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM (PST)

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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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