Our world is no longer what we have thought it to be, and a new world is struggling to be born.
Visionary Creatives are driven to bring this new world to all of us.
26th September 2016

A Lecture by John Lobell

VC cover copy 2“Visionary Creativity,” a lecture by John Lobell at Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, September 29, 2016.


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WHERE: Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Higgins Hall, 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238

What is Creativity? Everything we do at Pratt is based on Creativity, but are we sure we know what it is? Lobell writes: “These are times of turmoil. But times of turmoil can also be times of creativity as we become aware of new possibilities in our arts, sciences, and industries, and of new directions for our lives. Today’s challenges all have one thing in common: they call out for Visionary Creativity.” Lobell will explore creativity’s role in our culture and in who we are.

Following a brief presentation, Lobell will be interviewed by Meredith TenHoor, and will then answer audience questions. The lecture will be followed by a reception with snacks at which Lobell will sign his book, “Visionary Creativity: How New Worlds are Born.” Find out about the book at VisionaryCreativity.com.

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3rd September 2016

“Visionaries,” a New Radio Program with John Lobell



Wow, I’m doing a “radio” show!

Join me starting Monday, September 12, and every Monday at 10 AM, Eastern Time, for “Visionaries,” on the internet on the Progressive Radio Network.

Find us at: http://prn.fm (In case you are not free Mondays at 10 AM, can listen to any of my back shows, as soon as I have them, at any time on the PRN archives.)

On “Visionaries” I talk with people in art, technology, science, culture, and spirituality about how we can enrich the world and ourselves by tapping into the energies of the cosmos through creativity.

Join me and join the dialog each week with some of today’s most interesting visionaries looking at the world we live in and the worlds they are creating.

Upcoming programs include:

September 12. “Visionary Creativity.” Our first show looks at the role of Visionaries in bringing us new worlds. Visionary Creatives swim in the culture of their day. The things they create—in art, design, science, technology, business—embody their culture and at the same time pull it into the future.

September 19. Luis Arana, senior artificial intelligence engineer for Robots Without Borders. Luis’s focus is building humanitarian AI systems and robotics to solve widespread problems in society, especially in impoverished and under-served parts of the world. We will discuss how AI and robotics will change our world. http://www.seriouswonder.com/robots-without-borders-conversation-engineer-luis-arana/

September 26. “Joseph Campbell.” Campbell was a mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and religion. We will discuss Campbell with Bob Walter, the president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation. http://www.jcf-myth.org

Future guests will include:

Natasha Vita-More, PhD, advocate for radical life extension and human enhancement. Natasha is chair of the transhumanist organization, Humanity+, and is a Professor at the University of Advancing Technology. We will look at the future of human beings and the relationship between design, science, and technology. http://www.natasha.cc

Phil Cousineau, award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, lecturer, travel leader, storyteller and TV host. We will look at how we define ourselves through our stories. http://www.philcousineau.net

John David Ebert, whose many books include “Twilight of the Clockwork God,” “Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons,” “Dead Celebrities, Living Icons,” and “Post-Classic Cinema,” And most recently, a series of book on classic movies, “Scene by Scene.” We will look at our myths today. http://cultural-discourse.com

Michael Silver, Professor of Architecture at SUNY Buffalo. We will talk about Mike’s pioneering research in sustainable design, digital mapping, green technologies, robotics, and artificial intelligence. http://ap.buffalo.edu/People/faculty/department-of-architecture-faculty.host.html/content/shared/ap/students-faculty-alumni/faculty/Silver.detail.html

Suggestions for guests are welcome. Email me at JohnLobell@mac.com


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