Creating a better future through arts and media…
c3’s VisionLAB recognizes the tremendous power of artists, mediamakers and entertainers to make a difference in the world through interdisciplinary collaboration with experts and leaders in all arenas of civil society.
We are dedicated to supporting this initiative in alignment with our charter to create a better future through arts and media and are currently focused on a strategic partnership with THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgments selected by its 40 Nodes around the world. The work is distilled in its annual State of the Future report, Futures Research Methodology series, and special studies.
As a partner, the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity was selected to help create and Chair the Millennium Project’s new GLOBAL ARTS AND MEDIA NODEwith the goal of; 1) inspiring artists and content creators to advocate and assist in the creation of projects that disseminate information and solutions to Global Challenges through transformational works, 2) aggregating information on future trends in the arts, media technologies, entertainment and transmedia storytelling, 3) researching and exploring emerging arts and media genres, and 4) producing an annual symposium. Please click here for more information.
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The 2012 State of the Arts: Amplify event took place on September 20th in the Vortex Dome at LA Center Studios in collaboration with the EMA: Electronic Music Alliance. The event featured panels and talks by professionals such as; UCLA NueroScientist, Dr. Robert Bilder, Director of the Mindfulness Awareness Research Clinic, Diana Winston, EMA Founder, Jeanine Jordan, Sandra Buffington, Director of Hollywood Health and Society and many more. The event included a premiere performance of “BollyDoll” with artist and musician, Amrita Sen and composer, Anthony Marinelli, and a worldwide premiere of “Blue Apple,” a 360 immersive Ballet by Director and Choreographer, Stefan Wenta with visual artist, Audri Phillips.
The 2011 State of the Arts: Producing Change event took place on Thursday, September 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in collaboration with the PGA Producers Guild of America and The Millennium Projectat Los Angeles Center Studios.
A fantasic group of innovative arts, media and entertainment professionals came together with scientists, futurists, educators and experts in complimentary fields to synergize and inspire powerful collaborations and projects that will help to transform our world.
On June 19, 2010 c3: Center for Conscious Creativity and its partnering organizations presented the first c3: VisionLAB: 2010 State of the Arts, a symposium addressing future trends in the arts and media and the power they hold to effect change in culture and society. Inspired in part by theLA Opera Ring, this inquiry functioned as a celebration of the Ring Festival LA, and served as an inaugural event to launch the creation of a Global Arts and Media Node in partnership with the The Millennium Project and the State of the Future annual report.
This unique symposium functioned as a transdisciplinary inquiry into the function of art and media in society — past, present and future — by bringing together organizations, professionals and thought leaders in the areas of the arts and media, entertainment technologies, science, creativity and consciousness research and future studies.
The symposium took place at Los Angeles Center Studios on Saturday, June 19th and consisted of a series of provocative panels, art and technology exhibitions, music, and a special performance of Kenji William’s BELLA GAIAthat evening in the Vortex Dome space now located at the studio.
Inspired by the Ring Fest LA, and in the spirit of the Florentine Camerata Society, as well as Richard Wagner’s concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, this symposium served as the c3’s contribution as an official partner of the LA Opera and the Ring Fest LA.
For more information and photos, please visit the event page.
This year’s STATE OF THE ARTS 2016: A.I. and for Good and Music that Transforms focuses on the power of artificial (or machine) intelligence and music to transform our lives. From personal wellbeing, to education, arts and healing, this year’s event will honor both 2016 FutureVision Awardees; invetor Eric Shuss, and musician and composer, Ricky Kej…read more
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER
OF VIRTUAL REALITY
An Evening with Nonny de la Peña
The Vortex Dome, Los Angeles Center Studios,
Los Angeles, CA
Discover the latest trends emerging in well-being and research into new healing modalities using mindfulness practice in a virtual world…read more
The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity and The Millennium Project with presented STATE OF THE ARTS 2013: The Future of Fulldome The Vortex Dome at Los Angeles Studios Thursday, December 12, 2013 “Exospace” is an experimental full-dome projection piece that plays with the surreal slippages between psychological and physical space. The project was a collaboration between Lauren Fenton, Karl Baumann, and Nicolette Daskalakis. It was shown at the State of the Arts: Future of Full Dome Festival in LA on Dec 12, 2013. The project began from Lisa Mann’s (USC) installation class that worked with the Vortex Dome LA group. (This is the lo-res version mixed with documentation footage. The original exhibition was projected at 2800×2800.) Discover the latest trends emerging in the planetarium and fulldome space. Hear from a panel of experts, experience samples of 360 content, including an immersive performance and a live 360 VJ/DJ session. This year’s State of the Arts 2013 event is designed to present a unique perspective on the cutting edge trends in the fulldome space and how this powerful format can be used to educate, entertain and enhance the arts and media, and what that effect can be be on education, society and culture within the context of immersive storytelling and art. The goals of the evening are twofold; to update the audience on this emerging medium and how it might evolve in the coming decade, what new career opportunities the fulldome space offers, and the social impact and responsibility of creating with conscious intent, from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The second goal of all c3 events is to create networking events that bring together thoughtful, visionary creatives, artists, mediamakers, academics, students, business leaders, futurists, scientists, consciousness professionals and those interested in working to discover new ways to progress humanity’s evolution. The State of the Arts 2013 will highlight the unique marriage of art, media, education and technology in our evolving tech-driven age and to look at the future with a perspective on socially beneficial storytelling and content, how the power of Arts, Media and Entertainment can effect consciousness and catalyze individual, educational, social and global transformation....read more
STATE OF THE ARTS 2012: AMPLIFY! The dialogue and — introducing an exciting new LA experiential showcase of the lastest and greatest in emerging immersive arts and media trends and entainment technologies and their power to transform. SAVE THE DATE! 9/22/2012 Thought provoking speakers and panelists joining the roster: To read more about the speakers, click here. The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity with the Electronic Music Alliance, and The Millennium Project presents STATE OF THE ARTS 2012: AMPLIFY! This year’s State of the Arts 2012 symposium is designed to present a unique perspective on the cutting edge trends in the arts and media and their effect on education, society and culture within the context of immersive media. The goal of the symposium is to illicit dialogue around the function of art and media in society and education, how emerging communications and technologies are changing the arts and media, the phenomena of the Electronic Music Dance culture and PLUR, what new forms of art and media might emerge in the coming decade, new career opportunities and the social impact and responsibility of creating with conscious intent, from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The State of the Arts 2012 symposium will highlight the unique marriage of art, media, education and technology in our evolving tech-driven age and to look at the future with a perspective on socially beneficial storytelling and content, how the power of Arts, Media and Entertainment can effect consciousness and catalyze individual, educational, social and global transformation. This year we are pleased to introduce the seed of a new idea incubated by the c3 called f2: FUTUREFEST — think of f2 as a 21st Century “Worlds Fair” of culture. This experiential showcase features cutting-edge immersive entertainment technology exhibits, an arts and performance showcase, music, film, and new types of educational experiences as LA’s first ever fulldome immersive festival sponsored by IMERSA. Click here to see the SOA 2012...read more
The State of the Arts 2011 PRODUCING CHANGE took place on September 15, 2011 and was co-produced with the PGA New Media Broadband Committee and The Millennium Project. The event was preceded by a special c3: VisionLAB Think Tank held in the Vortex Dome. The conversation was led by c3 Founder and Executive Director Kate McCallum and Jerome Glenn, Futrist and Founder of The Millennium Project and was live streamed by Dyal Productions. Attendees shared projects and initatives they were supporting and brainstormed on possible ideas and projects that could be activated in support of brining awareness to the 15 Global Challenges and solutions. Attendees inlcuded featured speakers from the State of the Arts 2010 event, scientists, artists, producers, journalists, educators, city officials and futurists and a philosopher. The evening event featured a panel moderator by Jeanette de Patie, event producer and Chair of the PGA Broadband Committee. Kate McCallum, c3 founder and Chair of the newly formed Global Arts and Media Node of The Millennium Project, kicked off the event with a welcome and introduced Jerome Glenn who did a brief talk on the Global Arts and Media Node Panelists included Jennifer McClure, founder of SNCR: Society for New Communications, Writer/Producer Tim Kring recieved the first FUTUREVISION AWARD for socially beneficial storytelling and creativity through the creation of his innovative project CONSPIRACY FOR GOOD. Please click here to see more photos from this event. Our Thought Provoking Evening Speakers and Panelists: Panelists:Richard Cummings Jr. — Actor, Producer, Director and VP of Acquisitions for pic.tv, an online site dedicated to showcasing educational videos that help you life a better life.Kathy Eldon –– Producer, Author and Co-Founder of the Creative Visions Foundation which is providing a new digital platform for cause-driven storytellers and artists. Elizabeth Huttinger — Board of Directors Manobi corporation, a group that is using cell phones to help West African Farmers secure their lands and get fair prices for their crops. Tim Kring — Multi-Platform Storyteller, Executive Producer (Heroes, Touch) and Creator of “Conspiracy for Good” a socially beneficial ARG game designed to raise funds for libraries in Africa. Marc Levey — Creator and Producer of Circle Up Now, a series of global grassroots campaigns that utilize a unique mix of art, activism and aerial photography to create “visual petitions” for critical causes. Panel Moderator: Jeanette DePatie — Producer, Writer, Author and PGA New Media Council Board Member and Broadband Chair. Speakers: Jerome Glenn — Futurist, Author, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Millennium Project a global futurist think tank addressing 15 Global Challenges and solutions updated and published annually in the STATE OF THE FUTURE report. Jennifer McClure — Founder and President of the Society for New Communications Research and Social Strategist with Thomson Reuters. Kate McCallum — Producer, Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Director of c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, Chair of The Millennium Project’s Global Arts and Media Node and a Fellow of the Society for New Communications...read more
On Saturday, June 19th 2010 c3: VisionLAB presented STATE OF THE ARTS: 2010, a symposium addressing future trends in the Arts and Media and their function in Culture and Society. Inspired in part by the LA Opera Ring, this inquiry also functioned as a celebration of the Ring Festival LA and served as an inaugural event to launch the creation of a global arts and media node in partnership with the The Millennium Project and the State of the Future annual report. This unique symposium served as a transdisciplinary inquiry into the future of and function of art and media in society by bringing together thought leaders in the areas of the arts and media, technology, science, creativity and consciousness studies. For more information and photos please visit www.c3so.com. LA Opera Ring Fest More than a century ago, composer Richard Wagner conceived his epic four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen as a festival event that completely engaged the city of Bayreuth, Germany. In 2010, LA Opera joined forces with more than 75 cultural and educational institutions in Los Angeles to stage Ring Festival LA. Southern Californians and cultural tourists from around the world will be able to enjoy a wide variety of special exhibitions, performances, symposia and special events all centered on LA Opera’s presentation of Wagner’s Ring cycle in 2010, the first time that the epic masterwork will be presented in its entirety in Los Angeles. Ring Festival LA events took place in a wide variety of venues throughout Southern California from April 15 through June 30, 2010, with each organization providing its own unique point of view on the influences of Wagner’s art and philosophy from the 19th century to the present day. IMAGINE TOMORROW TODAY…And Then Create IT! The State of the Arts 2010 Symposium presented a unique perspective on cutting edge trends in the arts and media, and their effect on society and culture. The symposium examined the function of art and media in society, how emerging communications and technologies are changing the arts and media, what new forms of art and media might emerge in the coming decade, and the social impact and responsibility of creating with conscious intent, from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The State of the Arts 2010 Symposium is an annual one-day international eventdesigned to highlight the unique marriage of art, media and technology in our evolving tech-driven age and to look at the future with a perspective of how the power of Arts, Media and Entertainment can foster global change. Some of our Panel Highlights from this year’s SOA 2010 Symposium Panel 1 – Evolution of the Arts; Past, Present & Future SOA 2010 Symposium -Panel 1 on Prezi Panel 2 – Arts & Media in the Digital Age SOA 2010 Symposium – Panel 2 on Prezi Panel 3 – Immersive and Interactive Arts SOA 2010 Symposium – Panel 3 on Prezi Panel 4- Conscious Creativity & Creative Activism SOA 2010 Symposium – Panel 4 on Prezi Panel 5 – Trans-Cultural Creation: The Global Landscape of Arts and Media SOA 2010 Symposium – Panel 5 on Prezi ...read more