The Futures Lab

The Futures Lab

Welcome to The Futures Lab.  We are launching Futures programming — events, programs, and media — that will help organizations and individuals explore and build alternate futures together.  

Building Campfires . . . with Arturo O’Farrill

Question: How can you build campfires, mixing music and social activism? Guest: Arturo O'Farrill, Founder, Artistic Director, Afro Latin Jazz Alliance; Professor, Global Jazz Studies, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and...

Asking for What You Want . . . with Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia

Question:  What can you do with focus on drive in both toys and STEM?  And what can a persistent Shirin Salemnia do? Guest: Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia, Founder and CEO, WhizGirls Academy and PlayWerks Shirin shares a passionate tale of drive, success with extreme...

Making Sense Backwards…with Jeremy Yuille

Question: How can life make better sense backwards? How can we weave together arts, spatial sound, architecture, and organizational change? Jeremy Yuille, with Meld Studios in Melbourne, Australia, works with organizations to transform how they work in the face of...

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AR x Love of Lab . . . with Ippolito Caradonna

AR x Love of Lab . . . with Ippolito Caradonna

Question:  How can we use Augmented Reality to enhance the practice of collaborative biology? Guest: Ippolito Imani Caradonna, Co-Founder/CEO, Aug Lab; Director, HoloPractice Ippolito Caradonna mixes his love for biology with his background in film and passion for...

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Leaning Out Over His Skis . . . with Jeremy Sirota

Leaning Out Over His Skis . . . with Jeremy Sirota

Question:  How can a Creative Innovator make big jumps and leaps into new areas? Guest: Jeremy Sirota, CEO, Merlin Our first guest of Season 2 shares his tales of two loves: music and technology. His journey to Merlin includes early fandom in the Orange County punk...

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That Was an Accident . . . with Martin Atkins

That Was an Accident . . . with Martin Atkins

Question: How do you decide what adventures to take in your nonlinear career?  What are intentional plans vs. accidents? Guest: Martin Atkins, Music Industries Coordinator, Millikin University; producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, DJ, and teacher Photo: Kara...

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A Very Human Culture . . . with David Hernandez

A Very Human Culture . . . with David Hernandez

Question: What if you could build a company around your passions? In this episode, David Hernandez shares how he is unlearning and relearning what he knows to create competition for his company . . . in his own company!  He runs Colonize Media, a multiplatform network...

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Ceremony and Story . . . with Beatie Wolfe

Ceremony and Story . . . with Beatie Wolfe

Question: What if you could pursue the creative projects that you already saw in the world? Guest: Beatie Wolfe, Singer, Songwriter, Technologist (Photo: Ross Harris) In this episode, Beatie Wolfe takes us through her creative journey to become the technologist and...

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Finance, Story, and The Storm . . . with Christopher Zyda

Finance, Story, and The Storm . . . with Christopher Zyda

Question: What if you need to leave creative work to deal with crisis?  How can you bring your creativity to other fields? Guest: Christopher Zyda, Author; CEO, Mozaic LLC In this episode, Christopher Zyda shares his journey through the 1980s AIDS pandemic as a young...

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