Mindshare LA Salon: "The Vast Blue"
Thursday, March 22nd
The Mezz Bar, Alexandria Hotel - 2nd Floor, 501 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
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...
"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."
- John F. Kennedy
No water, no life. No blue, no green.
- Sylvia Earle
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. The Taco Project will be hosting a full taco bar!
OCEAN-THEMED COSTUMES? Why not?! Feel free to come as anything related to the sea! Want to showcase your inner mermaid? Or perhaps your inner star-fish? Or maybe cause some trouble as the burly fisherman? Even if you don't come as anything we'll have a jelly-fish hat making station so you'll fit in nicely.
8:30pm / Presentations Include
9:30pm - Late / Art, Games and Entertainment
Stay for the interactive technology installations, stocked bar, music and entertainment!
Explore the MUSIC, GAMES & ART on display!
Inspired by the Oceans, theBlu is a socially-connected, global interactive screensaver. Each time you participate, your interactions and connections impact the flow of life in theBlu and everyone's experience of it. TheBlu is created and curated Academy Award-winning leaders and world-class artists and developers - we call them Makers. Each time you purchase beautiful species and habitats to add to the globally-connected Ocean, you support oceanic conservation.
theBlu Team inlcudes:
Andy Jones - Academy Award® winner, Avatar
Once again 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. " ALSO! Check out Super Tall Paul's latest creation: a movie about the lead up to Lucent Dossier's Lucent Lamour Valentines production! WATCH MOVIE HERE...
After the talks our resident hooperster Ashley will be leading a hoop jam! BYOHoop but we'll also have hoops available to play with or buy, hand made by our very own JaeZee!
JOHN PARK is gifted live painter who mixes layers of mixed media to create compelling narrative.
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 will be in the house once again, conducting another social game!
** Plus World Famous Tacos **
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)
When & Where
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.