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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NYCML’19 Keynote

NYCML’19 is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects and talent from across the City’s industry and university ecosystem. Through thought-provoking discussions, hands-on workshops, and 100 innovative demos, attendees will consider pressing issues related to digital media innovation. Heidi gave the closing keynote at NYCML’19 Summit on September 26th, which detailed her developments in building the Limbic Lab, an open-source …

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Audio Recording SXSW: Creating Pop Culture Stories for a Just World

With the current political climate attacking immigrants, Muslims, women, people of color, and more, Hollywood’s role in creating the stories and portrayal’s that shape the way society views these communities is more crucial than ever. This panel brought together social justice advocates, entertainment industry experts, artists and scientists to discuss the pop culture tropes and traps dangerously portraying these communities, …

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The Ethics of Button Pushing: Using biometric and AI for Media Effects Research

At the 2019 frank gathering, 8 pop culture for social change leaders took to the stage, and now you have a front row seat. Through their Ted-style talks, these movement leaders, narrative strategists, artists, academic experts, and comedians, will make you laugh so hard you might cry, blow your mind with their brilliant insights, and make you a believer that #popculture can change the …

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Wonderland Podcast: Episode 102 The Humanity of Storytelling

WONDERLAND, a podcast where we explore the connections between pop culture, human nature and social change. WONDERLAND is a “master class” in culture change. Podcast hosts Bridgit Antoinette Evans and Tracy Van Slyke apply their experience and perspective from careers spent at the intersection of social justice, entertainment and media to uncover the truth about the stories we’re telling as …

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  • Talks
  • November 14, 2017