Oct. 6, 2012
Collaboration with Geoffrey West
Feast Social Innovation Week, NYC
During The Feast Social Innovation Week, five artists will be partnered with five remarkable innovators to build out installations in a raw warehouse space that showcase the kinds of innovation that make the world work better. A new take on the World’s Fair, The Feast Pavilion will be open for one day, a public festival to conclude this year’s Social Innovation Week, and will feature these amazing works along with food, music and activities. The public pavilion is located on the Lower East Side of New York City.
Check out Geoffrey West’s TED Talk on “The Surprising Math of Cities and Corporations.” West is Distinguished Professor and former President of the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) and an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School, Oxford University. Prior to joining SFI in 2003, he was leader of high energy physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he remains a Senior Fellow. He received his BA from Cambridge University in 1961 and his PhD in physics from Stanford University in 1966. After spells at Cornell and Harvard Universities, he returned to Stanford in 1970 to join the faculty. He was President of SFI from 2005 – 2009. His work was selected as a breakthrough idea of 2007 by Harvard Business Review and, in 2006, he was named to Time magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People in the World”.