PRESENTATIONS & KEYNOTES
We have a number of presentations available on a range of topics related to creativity, innovation, using multimedia in school curriculums to enhance how students create knowledge by doing, using art and artists to expand your creative capacities to name a few. We use artworks in all of our presentations to reach our audiences visual sense of amazement. If we can't find artworks to speak about what we want (and we comb the world looking) we create them ourselves, or commission other artists . We believe in taking art outside of the museum walls and putting it where it can also serve utilitarian purposes, like inspiring new products, new lesson plans, new public policies.
The art pieces on this page (going clockwise) were, first, created to speak about the deluge of news and media that obscures understanding as much as it informs. This piece was commissioned to talk about news media coverage of 9/11. The plexiglass replicas of front pages of the New York Times were built into a house of cards in exact proportion to the World Trade Center, standing 12 feet tall.
How do you talk about the loss of innocence and childhood at the hands of a growing problem of youth involvement with drugs? Our talk was the opening event at a school workshop of parents and teachers to try to come up with creative ways to reach young students to stem the rise of illicit drug use among their sons and daughters.
When oil was exceeding $100 a barrel and commodities like rubber were through the roof, the cost of making tires out of rubber had become astronomical, sending one tire maker on a quest to investigate other options.
To expand the conversation beyond the predictable, we presented a customized talk about rubber, art and the many ways tires have been used. The gold leaf 12 foot tall homage to the tire stood at the entry way to the conference room as a stirring if playful reminder of the object at the center of our thinking.
Art piece created for a speech about the growing drug problem at younger ages.