Over 150 Unique Events in LA Since 2006


Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather hundreds of Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our most popular salon-style events include short eclectic presentations, live music and interactive installations. Since 2006, Mindshare has hosted over 150 events and become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other forward thinking characters looking for inspiration and connection across this vast city.

Mindshare and its event partners host some of the most unique events in Los Angeles. From scientific pursuit to twisted storytelling stay up to date with the best of these events by subscribing to this calendar.

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Mindshare Presents “Science Meets Art”
at Cross Campus Santa Monica

Science and art both are both dedicated to the quest for truth yet they tend to employ very different methodologies in the pursuit of this goal. Yet it’s at their intersection that some of the most remarkable discoveries get made. It has appeared through the ages in the sketchbooks of Leonardo da Vinci to the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller. From the spirals of distant galaxies to the microscopic realms of the nanoscale, the intersection of science and art has long been a fertile domain for inspiration, creativity and expression.

Join us as we explore a handful of projects going on around Los Angeles that help us further understand ourselves and the world around us. The evening will gather three presenters, music and other surprises!

WHEN 7pm-11pm, Thursday, January 29th

WHERECross Campus – 929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica

FOOD / DRINKS Complimentary Beer, Wine & Snacks + Food Truck TBA!

TICKETS $20 Pre-Sale / $25 Regular / $30 at the Door

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The Intersection of Art & Science

Victoria Vesna Ph.D. / @uclartsci

Media artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)

Victoria’s work can be defined as experimental creative research that resides between disciplines and technologies. With her installations she explores how communication technologies affect collective behavior and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Victoria has exhibited her work in over twenty solo exhibitions, more than seventy group shows, has been published in excess of twenty papers and gave 100+ invited talks in the last decade. She is the North American editor of AI & Society and in 2007 published an edited volume – Database Aesthetics: Art in the age of Information Overflow, Minnesota Press and most recently an edited volume entitled Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts. (co-edited with Christiane Paul and Margot Lovejoy). Intellect Press, 2011.

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Art on the Edge of Pragmatic Data Visualization

Santiago V Lombeyda

Computational Design, Caltech & Professor of Interaction Design, Art Center College of Design

Santiago is a Computational Scientist for the Center for Data-Driven Discovery at Caltech, working on visualization tools in collaboration with a wide spectrum of researcher’s around Caltech, ranging from Geo-Physicist to Biologists. Santiago also teaches a class in Scientific Visualization at Caltech, as well as Art Center as part of their Interaction Design program. His work has graced the covers of Nature and Science, has been shown several times at Siggraph’s Art Gallery, and most recently is being shown as part of the REALSPACE Exhibit at the Williamson Gallery at Art Center, currently running until the 25th of January.

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The Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Artist

Dennis Callahan PH.D. / @DennisMichaelJr

Post-Doc, Materials Science, Caltech

Science and mathematics have the unique opportunity to create novel works of art that no one else can, from whole a system of generative art that grows itself, down to micrography that captures images of the tiniest things on Earth. The emergence and rapid development of technology that is allowing whole new art mediums to pop up as quickly as we can blog about them. But scientists are of the privileged few who can make use of these devices, in labs and universities, that create beautiful works that are left under microscopes, and hence underrappreciated by most. Callahan asks us to consider the beauty of science as an artform all its own.

Dennis is a Post Doc in Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology, where he studies the microstructure of solar cells. He has achieved local and national recognition for his many types of stunning scientific art. In his spare time Dennis is an amateur photographer and musician. He also experiments with generative art, which is an art form at the intersection of abstract drawing and computer programming in which artistic works are created with a computer through the use of human designed algorithms.

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Cross Campus is a membership-based, collaborative work environment and business event venue. “Our vision is to redefine the concept of ‘office’ by making it more inspiring, productive, and socially connected. We do this through great space design, frictionless provision of workspace and services, and market-leading event programming.”

With thirty five thousand square feet between our locations in Santa Monica and Pasadena, Cross Campus serves a large and diverse segment of So Cal’s creative, startup and technology communities. Founded in 2012 in Santa Monica, Cross Campus is expanding aggressively throughout Southern California.

ADDRESS: 929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica. CA 90401

Street parking & lot parking available. Yellow loading zones are legal after 6pm. Cross Campus says: “There is also public parking on Broadway and 4th Street if you don’t mind a bit of a walk!”

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NEED OFFICE / MEETING SPACE? Email apply@crosscamp.us

WANT TO HOST AN EVENT? Email events@crosscamp.us

CROSS CAMPUS IS HIRING! Check out the job postings page

MORE INFO http://www.crosscamp.us

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Art, Technology & Entreprenership: Mindshare finds a permanent new home at Cross Campus

Cross Campus, which has emerged as a prominent player in the Los Angeles coworking arena, has officially hired Mindshare LA Founder Dougie Campbell as its full time “Experience Director”. As part of his role, Dougie will continue to host events across a budding network of Cross Campus locations as well as spearheading the launch of its brand new campus in Old Town Pasadena which is opening later this month.

And it’s an fortuitous partnership. Since 2006, Mindshare LA has become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other forward thinking characters who are looking for inspiration and connection across this vast city. Meanwhile Cross Campus, which was founded in 2012, is reinventing the workplace as a place of inspiration, connection and productivity by creating technology equipped worspaces which are designed from the ground up with its members in mind.

Even President Barack Obama, who visited Cross Campus back in October, sees the huge impact of what Cross Campus is building when he addressed a packed crowd of bright eyed creative profesionals:

“When I come to places like this, it inspires me and reminds me of why I am chronically optimistic about the future of America.

And we can’t help but feel the same way. After years of bouncing between locations Mindshare LA has now been given a homebase, a place to grow and to do what we do best: hosting unique events and connecting energized people.

We are currently working on our 2015 calendar of events so stay tuned!


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Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our main event held in the 3rd week of the month and includes live music, games, art and a curated program of short, eclectic presentations. Over the years Mindshare has become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other progressive characters to meet, broaden their perspective and expand their networks.

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Mindshare’s ballooning popularity is emblematic of generation steeped in chaos and an unabashed need for personal fulfillment. If you ever come to LA, come to Mindshare.

Fast Company

A forum for human technology in its most literal form – shared knowledge. Fueled by fancy pastries, an exceptionally well-stocked open bar and a room abuzz with stylish people.

The LA Times

If you haven’t been to a Mindshare LA event, you haven’t seen Angelenos at their eclectic best.

FlavorPill

A forward-thinking cultural salon. New ideas flow as liberally as the alcohol.

Brand X

This is what it would be like if the internet jumped out of the box and grabbed your arm for a trip into Alice’s Wonderland of ideas and madmen.

KCET Online

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