Contributing Writers

FutureVision features writers working in a variety of fields covering topics such as; future trends in the arts and media, emerging technologies, philanthropic and educational uses of the arts and media, sci-arts, artist development, neuroscience and research in the arts and media, storytelling and narrative design, and interviews with artists and thought leaders.

Lila Moore

Lila MooreLila Moore is an artist film-maker, screen-choreographer, performance and intermedia practitioner, exploring the transformative potential of film and screen-based imagery and art forms. Likewise, she is an academic with a PhD degree in Dance on Screen, which incorporates her creative practice, from Middlesex University, 2001, UK. Her doctorate demonstrates the emergence of new cinematic art forms with a focus on the art form of screen choreography and screen-dance in the context of artists’ films and modern and contemporary art. In parallel to the formal aspect, she analysed dance for the camera and her own ritual-dance film, illustrating the mythic journey and the process of transformation as it is expressed and induced by film images, with reference to Jungian psychology, the metaphoric body in holistic therapy, and women’s spirituality…

 

Jennifer Howd

Jennifer HowdJennifer Howd is a writer, creative consultant and mindfulness facilitator with over 15 years of experience working in the entertainment industry in NYC and Los Angeles. She studies mindfulness at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) and offers mindfulness classes, workshops, and consultations to facilitate mindfulness as a way of life. Her debut memoir, The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat is currently available in paperback and on Kindle…

 

Dana Klisanin

Dana KlisaninDana Klisanin is passionate about using the arts, media, and technology to encourage people to recognize their essential interdependence with the natural world, each other, and their own divine essence. As an author, psychologist, and social entrepreneur, Dana is committed to creating, promoting, and assisting in the development of media that encourages people to live consciously. To facilitate that end, she has pioneered a new “integral media” framework for the creation of “conscious media” __ media designed to support conscious evolution and the societal emergence of planetary consciousness. The conscious media model supports a global renaissance of human values and a profound shift in our relationship with the natural world….

 

Jahna Perricone

Jahna Perriconec3 supports the growth and development of the individual artist and creator through a whole system approach. Since 2011, c3 has collaborated on a number events with MARC: Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at UCLA to explore mindfulness and meditation as an approach towards optimal creativity and wellbeing.

As a result, we are implementing both an ongoing monthly Mindfulness gathering which will take place at a location in Santa Monica and will include accompaniment by Tibetan Singing Bowls, a group Mindful meditation sits and open discussion.  Additionally, Jahna will be facilitating workshops specially designed for the creative professional…

 

Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger

Coni KoepfingerArtist, educator, and hybrid playwright, Coni Koepfinger believes truly creative energy is never lost- it just changes hands and hearts. Koepfinger is an avid supporter of the singularity of technological transformation, realizing that art has always had a vital role in the development of society, it now can exponentially increase its effect via tech advance. After years of teaching writing at Carnegie Mellon and other universities, she is now the Associate Director and Playwright-in-Residence of Manhattan’s The Spiral Studio Theatre. Notable publications include Coffeehouse Magik , Garrett, the Blue Giraffe, Candledancing, Unspoken Acts, Choir Practice, Sleeping with Destiny and The Guardian in an international anthology along with a variety of children’s plays, books and musical commissions…

 

Nijole Sparkis

Coni Koepfingerc3′s Community Communications Catalyst and Editor, FutureVision Newsletter
My purpose in life is to inspire, empower, and support others to their highest self-actualization through consciousness and the arts, and in my own artistic expression to bring forth greater consciousness through the media.
I started acting at the age of 4 and was immersed in all aspects of theatre throughout my childhood. I turned to music in my teens and started writing songs and singing in clubs at the age of 15, as well as touring the Midwest with my own Lithuanian folk group…