Radical Evolution: 10 Glimpses into the Future

NEW INC hosted an afternoon of virtual presentations from their Creative Science track to explore the various topics the diverse cohort members research, ranging from how to empower communities with data sets to why eating invasive species is crucial. During the livestreamed zoom event Heidi Boisvert shared how the mind is imprinted by tech and society and futurePerfect lab’s unique …

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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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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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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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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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