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Mindshare LA Salon: "The Cosmic Frontier" .. Thursday, Jan 19th

Mindshare LA

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM (PST)

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Mezz Bar


Mindshare LA / Thursday, January 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.


8:30pm / Talks

"The Cosmic Frontier"

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

- Carl Sagan


Douglas Campbell  

MC, "The Cosmic Frontier"
Douglas Campbell / Co-Founder & Curator, Mindshare LA

Are we alone in this universe? The odds seem unlikely, so why does the universe seem so 'quiet'? Kepler is finding potentially habitable planets. Will we be able to colonize another planet before it's too late? Join us for a night of interstellar insights!

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.



Adam Steltzner  

The Most Advanced Mars Rover Yet...
Adam Steltzner / Chief Engineer, EDL, Mars Exploration Rovers mission

It is built into all us human beings through our shared "curiosity gene" to  stare into the sky and wonder - What's out there? Adam Steltzner is working to give us some answers. The Mars Science Labratory rover is the most intricately designed, ambitious vehicle in the NASA Mars rover series yet, and Adam is working to get it on the ground. He unravels the tail of how the MSL is being developed - and where it is going.

Adam is the Chief Engineer for the Mars Science Labratory rover entry, descent, and landing phase. He has logged enough airline miles to go around the world more that a dozen times in ensuring that the heat shield, parachute, rockets, airbags and other devices, all worked individually and together to get the mission safely to the surface of Mars. He works at JPL and holds a PhD in Engineer Physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a musician at heart and a Mechanical Systems Lead by trade. 

Will Pomerantz  

When you go to Space..
William Pomerantz / Vice President, Special Projects at Virgin Galactic

Some people whine, “where is my jetpack?”  Mindsharians don’t whine, and we don’t restrict our pining to jetpacks. Many of us are planning now for the realization of another one of our childhood dreams: the days of regularly scheduled passenger flights to space. Space travel is no longer the exclusive domain of government astronaut corps. William Pomerantz will discuss how you, too, will be able to go space in the near future, whether for research, for education, or for fun.

Will is the Vice President for Special Projects at Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, the world's first spaceline, and is a trustee of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), the world's largest student space organization. He is a graduate of Harvard University, the NASA Academy, and the International Space University. This is his third time speaking at Mindshare—and his third different topic (previous topics: the Google Lunar X PRIZE and OpenGov @ NASA).

  Dmitriy Tseliakhovich  

Building the Future of Space Exploration
Dr. Dmitriy Tseliakhovich / Co-founder and CTO, Escape Dynamics LLC

Space is the new economic frontier and one of the greatest adventures that awaits humanity. What is holding us back? Why aren't we building space colonies and travel to the moons of Jupiter in search for new life forms? Why aren't we getting unlimited energy from Space Based Solar Power satellites predicted decades ago? The answers to these questions represent an unprecedented opportunity and present an extremely exciting challenge that will be addressed through the interplay of exponentially evolving technologies and new business models pioneered by young, innovative teams.

Dmitriy is a space scientist and entrepreneur devoted to the mission of opening space for large scale commercial, scientific and social exploration. He holds a M.Sc. degree in physics from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Caltech. Dmitriy is also a recent graduate of the Singularity University. In 2010 Dmitriy co-founded Escape Dynamics LLC with the goal of developing new space launch and space exploration systems based on exponentially growing technologies.


9:30pm - Late / Interactions & Music

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

Explore the MUSIC, GAMES & ART on display!




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DAN GOODS: While creating a pipe organ out of soda pop bottles, gardening at the Huntington Gardens and designing four-dimensional objects, I developed a passion. It is to give people experiences where they interact with something beautiful, meaningful, and/or possibly profound. I now get to do this as the Visual Strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where I create ways of communicating ideas, and through public and private art commissions. I am currently working on projects in Pairs, Sao Paulo, Atlanta, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Reno, and the AxS festival in Pasadena. I live in South Pasadena with my wife and 3 kids.


KASEY MACMAHON is a creative director and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her work is driven by interest in Space exploration and curiosity regarding our distinctly individual interactions with technology, the world and each other. Influenced as much by hardware stores and the monsters underneath her bed as by science, technology and fine art, Kasey believes imagination is a superpower we all possess and encourages the occasional sidestepping of grownup life to recall a child’s eager fascination with the mundane. Kasey loves exploring the connection between art and science, tinkering with technology, climbing mountains and trying to figure out how to get to outer space. Her work has been covered in a variety of print and online publications including Popular Science, Wired, CNET, AdBusters and Forbes and she was recently selected as one of LA Weekly’s Best People in LA.


ERIC GRADMAN is a founding member of Syyn Labs.  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.


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!




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, January 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM (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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