REINVENTING HOW WE SIT AND LISTEN

 

PART 1. PASSION PUZZLES

Conference: Power of Perspective
Project Length: 1 month
Team: Cory Warshaw, Mimi Giese
Key Role: Conceptualization, Production

Each year our attendees submit three passions. Their work, ulterior motivations, beliefs and hobbies. In turn we print these ulterior on their badges to help spark discussion. We thought about these pure interests as a symbol of their being, and used this ‘passion’ datum to represent the community. Using nounproject.com we symbolized each unique attendee with an icon. These tokens were laser cut and etched from Douglas Fir. Attendees were given a random token at check-in, and were instructed to find the person who brought that passion-piece. Trading was encouraged and prompted.

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PART 2. PAPER AIRPLANES 

Conference: Power of Perspective
Project Length: 2 months
Team: Cory Warshaw, Mimi Giese
Key Role: Conceptualization, Production

Our keynote speaker was launching an idea-to-action website. We brought our audience onboard using paper. The project was supposed to involve the public in volunteer projects that were local to Davis. For instance, bike repair stations. Near the end of his talk, he instructed the audience to retrieve a piece of paper taped to the underneath their chairs. Our seat-stricken idealists were given a chance to soar. After a hurried moment of writing a countdown was given. A wave of planes soared before arriving on stage. 

After the show, the ideas went live. We collected and published the ideas online, inaugurating the first 400 ideas and users.