State of the Arts 2015


The Millennium Project & c3: VisionLAB™ as an Arts and Media “Node”

The Millennium Project was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. Now an independent non-profit global organization, it acts as an international research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses finding from 40 Nodes around the world, culminating in an annual “State of the Future” publication and reports dedicated to understanding how humanity can work together to improve the human condition, as well as catalyzing projects through better interdisciplinary knowledge share.

In 2010 the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity was invited by the Millennium Project to chair and create a “Global Arts and Media Node,” and has been contributing to their growing information base updated annually in the STATE OF THE FUTURE report they publish.  The c3 has committed to producing an annual event to focus on trends in the arts and media and launhed the inagural event at LA Center Studios in 2010 called STATE OF THE ARTS 2010.  In 2011 the c3 collaborated with The PGA: Producers Guild of America for the STATE OF THE ARTS 2011 event called PRODUCING CHANGE.  The c3 also inspires and focuses on projects addressing the organization’s 15 Global Challenges: Sustainable development and climate change, clean water, population growth, democracy and equal rights, long-term perspectives, global convergence of information and communications technologies, ethical market economies, global health issues, global decision making policies and process, peace and conflict, status of women, crime, energy, scientific and technological, and global ethics.

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