The Experience Economy. Artistic Intelligence with Chadney Everett and Conor Peterson of Meow Wolf
Ecosystems have become the lifeblood for innovation and the hub for entrant, skill professionals. Hear the story of Meow Wolf, which has built an ecosystem of artists through their highly immersive and interactive art such as the House of Eternal Return.
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
– Creating an ecosystem for artists to thrive
– Tapping into the “experience economy”
– The ironic elitism within the art industry
– The magic and mystery of the House of Eternal Return
– Emerging technology requires access (not necessarily education
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Speakers, Panelists and Moderators
CHADNEY EVERETTSenior Creative DirectorMeow WolfChadney is a lifelong artist who's explored many creative mediums. He has been a full-time gallery artist and portraitist; a commercial illustrator; a theatrical set designer; had an award-winning play produced; and worked for many years, and in several creative disciplines, for film and television. You can find a selection of his work at www.chadneyeverett.com Chadney joined Meow Wolf in 2015 for the build of their first permanent exhibit: The House of Eternal Return, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He now serves as the Senior Creative Director for Meow Wolf's Denver exhibit, slated to open in the fall of 2021.
CONOR PETERSONGeneral Manager of TechnologyMeow WolfConor Peterson was born in the Seattle area in the early eighties, spending his teenage years during the dot-com era training as a computer programmer. Foreswearing software after Y2K, he instead studied analog photography at the Evergreen State College in Olympia WA. In 2010 he returned to the digital world, moving to Albuquerque to pursue an MFA in the Experimental Art and Technology program at the University of New Mexico. While there he produced work combining sound, interactive media, embedded electronics, and sculpture. In the years that followed he taught a variety of courses that sought to render technology more accessible to artists, first as a Visiting Artist at UNM, then as a Visiting Professor at New Mexico Highlands University. He spent two years at Hampshire and Smith Colleges in Western Massachusetts as a visiting Five College appointment, emphasizing interdisciplinary studies and shop fabrication within the digital arts. In 2017, Conor returned to New Mexico to join Meow Wolf as a Designer/Developer. He continues to work there as General Manager of Technology, focusing on the production of interactive art for Meow Wolf's upcoming installations in Denver, Las Vegas NV and Washington DC.
NEIL SAHOTAWorld Wide Business Development LeaderIBM WatsonNeil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, Neil works to inspire clients and business partners to foster innovation and develop next generation products/solutions powered by AI. Neil's work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, he is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.
MICHAEL ASHLEYScreenwriting ProfessorChapman UniversityA Former Disney Story Consultant, Michael Is A Screenwriting Professor At Chapman University. He Has Written Over Twenty Books On Numerous Subjects, Including Four Bestsellers. He Recently Coauthored Own The A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy To Disrupt Your Competition (McGraw Hill). The United Nations Hosted The Book Launch At Its AI For Good Global Summit In May. It Has Since Been Named By Soundview As One Of 2019’S Top Business Books. Michael Also Recently Published It’s Saturday Morning: Celebrating The Golden Era Of Cartoons (Becker&Mayer). A Columnist With Forbes, Entrepreneur And Green Entrepreneur, Michael Began His Career As A Reporter For The Columbia Missourian. He Has Been Featured In Entertainment Weekly, The National Examiner, The United Nations’ ITU News, The Orange County Business Journal, And The Orange County Register. Michael Serves As A Professional Speaker, Delivering Keynotes To Business Groups And Guests On Thought Leader Panels.