Foossa Finds is on jury duty this week, so just two announcements:
Join Be Social Change for Design Thyself on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30pm w/ Lee-Sean Huang, Co-founder and Creative Director at Foossa. Are you interested in learning about design principles to affect change in the world? Why not start with yourself? #DesignThyself brings design thinking and design doing to a personal level. Learn how to use design as a tool for changing your own creative habits and behavior.
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It is with great pleasure that I ask you to join us on Sept. 19th (from 7 to 9 pm) in New York City for a lovely little salon to debut the musings of an emergent community of thinkers, the Wisdom Hackers. In an effort to bring more raw and unformed narratives to the world - so that we might better witness not just the output of thought, but it’s beta process - our little group of Seekers will share some of what they’ve been wrestling with and engage you in discussion around some big questions.
SEPT 19th - 7 to 9 PM
THE MAKESHIFT SOCIETY
55 HOPE STREET (WILLIAMSBURG)
BROOKLYN, NY 11211
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Wisdom Hackers: An Incubator for Philosophers to Launch Oct. 6th
The 6th of October 2014 sees the launch of an exciting series of philosophical dispatches from young, edgy thinkers from major cities across the globe – Berlin, London, Mexico City, Nairobi, New York, Paris, and San Francisco.
Founded in the summer of 2014, Wisdom Hackers brings together fresh voices from art, activism, technology, and design to ask “ancient questions in modern contexts.” Over the course of eight weeks, participants (affec- tionately called “Seekers”) each explored a deep question and produced meditations on these questions in the form of dispatches. Questions related to the future of democracy, technology consumption, the inherent wisdom of children, the evolution of consciousness, and the nature of Enlightenment in the world today.
The community of "Seekers" includes British novelist Anna Stothard, actress and poet Grace Dunham, Occupy journalist Nathan Schneider, hacker and activist Brett Scott, and artist and TED Fellow Rachel Sussman. For a complete list of Seekers see: www.wisdomhackers.com/seekers
The philosophical dispatches will be published through a new digital literary start-up called The Pigeonhole, starting on October 6th. The Pigeonhole harnesses 21st-century technology to bring back the serialized book, a format made famous by Dickens, Dumas and Dostoevsky. Through the Pigeonhole bespoke app and transmedia platform, Wisdom Hackers will publish their dispatches direct to readers.
"Our aim in partnering with the Pigeonhole is to create new markets for self-expression outside of traditional publishing," says Wisdom Hackers Founder Alexa Clay. "Our very real challenge is to understand how philosophy and wisdom can be adapted for our digital age. We want to create a learning community of the future where spirited inquiry into life’s burning questions are actively encouraged and shared with a wider public."
Wisdom Hackers participant and journalist, Nathan Schneider offered his own observations on the experience, "It’s such a relief to be able to have an excuse to put the quest for wisdom at the center of one’s work for a spell. Even if we wouldn’t say it out loud, it’s that quest that secretly motivates so many of us. Wisdom Hackers has been a much-needed coming-out party for clandestine mystics, dreamers, wanderers, and guerrillas in a world that ordinarily prefers not to make a place for them—for us."
For more information contact:
Founder, Wisdom Hackers
+ 49 (0) 176 8473 8303
Hello Public Relations
+44 (0) 7824 812520