Culture Changes Us: How Stories Work on Hearts, Minds & Bodies

Heidi Boisvert was invited to speak at the University of Connecticut for their Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design: 2021 Speaker Series. She shared some case studies of past pop culture campaigns that employed emerging technology to advance social issues with social justice organizations. She also detailed her current research methods and insights from the Limbic Lab. You can …

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Guild of Future Architects Share Day

Over the past five months CEO Heidi Boisvert, with Sydney Skybetter and Melissa Painter, incubated and prototyped Embodied Intelligence. This intuitive framework re-engages people with their bodies through games, open-source tools, community-building, and public awareness campaigns in the age of technology and surveillance. Embodied Intelligence asks the question: what would happen if we put our bodies first. Embodied Intelligence is …

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Unity for Humanity Summit 2020

On October 21-22 Unity hosted their 2020 Unity for Humanity Summit. Heidi was invited to speak at the two day summit for creators, activists, nonprofits, funders, philanthropists, and brands using 3D technology to spark social impact. Heidi used this opportunity to discuss futurePerfect Lab’s new project LeanOn during a fireside chat, “Turning data into future COVID preparedness.” She engaged in …

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Becoming America Fund

FuturePerfect Lab is proud to be among the initial round of grantees in Pop Culture Collaberative‘s Becoming America Fund.  This funding will allow us to continue our work in supporting the pop culture for social change field by using our current Limbic Lab framework, along with newly developed linguistic analysis and data scraping tools, to conduct real-time audience research.  By collaborating …

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Science in Theatre Festival

Transforma Theatre, a NYC based nonprofit, has partnered with The Cell to present a 3 day festival titled Science in Theatre Festival. “Our goal is to align forms of theater with current scientific research in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and epigenetics, and communicate this knowledge of technological possibilities to our audiences in a pioneering way of storytelling,” said Tjaša Ferme, the artistic director …

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Processing Community Day 2020

Processing Community Day NYC is a volunteer-organized event held annually in cooperation with the Processing Foundation and hundreds of other locally-organized collaborators around the world. It is a non-profit, community day, that brings together activists, artists, designers, teachers, programmers and students to learn and connect. This year it was hosted by the New School with additional funding from Code + …

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Theater Of The Mind

Denver Center’s Off-Center programming wing announced the creative team for the immersive production Theater of the Mind,  co-created by Talking Heads front-man David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar.   “Inspired by both historical and current lab research, Theater of the Mind takes you on an immersive journey inside how we see and create our worlds. Co-created by Talking Heads frontman and artist David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar, the …

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Ted Talk

How I’m using biological data to tell better stories — and spark social change. Can a TV show make us care about something? Can it move us to act? Heidi Boisvert is developing an open-source biometric lab to find out. She and her team are mapping the galvanizing, hot-button moments in various forms of media, and then trying to determine …

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NISS Forum at Viacom: The Power & Perils of Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms have transformed people’s relationships with culture, the media, and one another. These technologies have demonstrated that they have the power to sway popular opinion, raise awareness, and inspire movements. They can spark, build, and foster community…or be manipulated to create negativity and discord. On October 17th in Viacom’s White Box, the National …

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