In Homo Sapiens, I Hear You, A/D/O's year-long series of seminars led by the “Willy Wonka of Design,” Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, we question, debate and modernize Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Over the past six months we’ve explored Sleep, Food, Air, Safety, Fear and Friendship. During July’s seminar, we’re investigating Curiosity. We’re bringing together experts and pioneers in storytelling, conservation and magic to help us understand our deep-rooted desire to know and learn.
Featuring Gabo Arora, award-winning VR/AR Creator, Professor and Senior Advisor at The UN (and the UN’s first Creative Director), Julie Arslanoglu, Research Scientist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Matthew Holtzclaw, one of the top performers and technicians in the world of magic and special effects. Also, a surprise in the form of paleontology and archeology!
We open with a presentation by Arora on his latest VR and UN projects. Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun will then lead a fireside chat with panelists whose work runs on curiosity. Together, we’ll uncover how evolution has made us both the ultimate learning machines and possibly a soon to be extinct species. Unravel curiosity and paleontology through design and philosophy with us on July 12th.
Thursday, July 12 | 6:30 pm
29 Norman Ave NY 11222