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Saturday, August 4 • 10:30am - 2:00pm
Symposium: Tech, Nature, & the Future of the Small Town

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The theme of this symposium is the future of the small town and the power of localism as a source of societal change. It will explore the connection between Nature and Technology in a rural environment.
A world oversaturated with noise and light and interruption takes an enormous toll on our sensory systems, impoverishing our experience, attention span and empathy for each other. Itamar Kubovy, executive producer of Pilobolus, and Bruce Mau, chief creative of Massive Change Network and winner of the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, talk about the new medium of “live” and unmediated five-senses design as a path to impact and engagement.

The future of the small town – An extended conversation with:

Bruce Mau- Designing for time
Alex McDowell- Building a world.
Charlie Melcher – New Culture – What is the future of storytelling.
Barnaby Churchill Steele – New Art Tech and Nature
Charles Adler – Kickstarter – New resources for capital and ingenuity
Rachel Schechtman – the future of retail
Jacob Marshall - engaging a Community through art.
Beau Lotto - The human brain and design
Anne Pasternak - The Museum and the farm - bringing world class art to the small town and the small town to world class artists

Tickets $30

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Anne Pasternak

Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, The Brooklyn Museum
Since 2015, Anne Pasternak has served as the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest and largest fine arts institutions in the nation. For more than thirty years, Anne has devoted her career to engaging broad audiences with the limitless power... Read More →
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Barnaby Churchill Steel

Cofounder, Marshmallow Laser Feast
Barnaby Churchill Steel, cofounder of Marshmallow Laser Feast, believes the power of virtual reality lies in its ability to make the invisible visible and the impossible possible. Virtual reality is an important tool that can be used to expand perception and increase awareness of... Read More →
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Beau Lotto

Dr Beau Lotto is a globally renowned neuroscientist whose studies in human perception have taken him well beyond the scientific domain and into the fields of education, the arts and business. Public engagement, in the broadest sense, is at the core of what Beau does – whether he’s... Read More →
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Bruce Mau

Designer, Author, Innovator, Massive Change Network / Freeman
World-leading visionary, innovator, designer, and author, Bruce Mau is committed to creative, healthy, ecological and economic abundance.Informed by 25 years of studio experience in design innovation and collaboration with some of the world’s leading artists, institutions and businesses... Read More →
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Charles Adler

Founder, Center for Lost Arts, Co-Founder, Kickstarter
Eternal nomad, culture hound, cyclist, flaneur. Adler's work reflects on culture, applying technology and design for positive societal change.
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Charles Melcher

Founder and Director, Future of StoryTelling
Charles Melcher is the founder and director of the Future of StoryTelling (FoST). FoST produces the annual invitation-only FoST Summit, as well as exhibitions, an annual series of short films, tech tastings, and workshops. In 2016, FoST debuted the Future of StoryTelling Festival... Read More →
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Itamar Kubovy

Executive Director, Pilobolus
Before joining Pilobolus as its first Executive Director in 2004, Itamar studied philosophy at Yale, ran theaters in Germany and Sweden, directed plays by John Guare, co-directed the 2002 season finale of The West Wing, and made a film, Upheaval, starring Frances McDormand. Over the... Read More →
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Jacob Marshall

Musician, Writer
Jacob Marshall is a musical artist, lecturer, writer, artist manager, social entrepreneur, and pioneer of humanitarian art campaigns. He serves as a Senior Connector at More Partnerships, working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative public and private companies to... Read More →
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Jill Faherty Lloyd

Jill is a Managing Director and Financial Advisor at Evercore Wealth Management, focused on business development and client relationship management. She works closely with the firm’s planning and investment professionals to advise individuals and families on retirement planning... Read More →
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Rachel Schechtman

Entrepreneur, STORY
Rachel Shechtman is a fourth generation entrepreneur who loves finding the next big thing as much as sharing it with others. In 2003 Rachel launched Cube Ventures, a retail and marketing consultancy whose clients included: Lincoln, TOMS, Kraft Foods, GILT, GAP, and AOL. In December... Read More →

Saturday August 4, 2018 10:30am - 2:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA