**UPDATE: Tickets for tonight's Salon have sold out, but we've created a $10 after 10pm tier for the after party - you can still join us for music, art, full bar and great company...**
Mindshare LA / Thursday, December 15th
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
Secrets and Lies
"The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived"
- Oscar Wilde
College of Lockpicking: Pick it like it's 1899
You can pick your friends. You can pick your beer. But can you pick... a lock? Discover the inner workings of locks from the 20th century BC and which ideas from the original designs are still found in locks today. Learn the parts of a modern pin-tumbler lock, and what makes picking them possible. Then join us at the College of Lockpicking table to try your hand at this mysterious art!
College of Lockpicking holds the philosophy that removing the veil of secrecy from the traditionally-guilded study of locks fundamentally alters the way we approach security, technology, personal property, and our communities, thereby enabling a more holistic consciousness of the interplay between our delicate social contracts and the illusion of security.
9:30pm - Late / Interactions & Music
Stay for the interactive technology installations, stocked bar, music and entertainment!
Explore the MUSIC, GAMES & ART on display!
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. "
ART, GAMES & INSTALLATIONS FROM
We Are Matik takes existing platforms to the next level by creating a richer user experience. They will bring back the latest version of "Anomaly", an interactive piece that works like a game of "video telephone".
Mear One is a Los Angeles artist who's vibrant work is emphasized by his implementaion of social commentary. He'll be doing a live painting during the talks this month.
Wise Guys will be in the house once again, conducting another social game!
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…)
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Mezz Bar, Alexandria Hotel, 2nd Floor. 501 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013
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.
--KCET Online (LA PBS affiliate)
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.