Creating a better future through
arts and media…
c3: VisionLAB is the cutting-edge arts and media project of the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, a 501(c)(3) research and educational arts organization dedicated to creating a better future through arts and media. The c3: VisionLAB project focuses specifically on the future of arts, media and communication technologies, and the collective power artists and creators can contribute towards addressing global challenges and solutions.
c3: Center for Conscious Creativity has partnered with the The Millennium Project, an internationally recognized global futurist think tank, to chair and assist in the creation of a Global Arts and Media Node with the goal of providing creative solutions for the Millennium Project’s 15 Global Challenges. The Global Arts and Media Node will serve as a major contributor to The Millennium Project’s annual State of the Future report, an informative publication that gives invaluable insights into the future for the United Nations, its Member States, and civil society.
c3: VisionLAB’s primary initiatives include:
• Acting as a catalyst for collaborative international projects with artists, media makers and experts in relevant fields based on the c3:VisionLAB’s initiatives
• Researching arts, traditional and new media, entertainment and communications, technology, neuroscience, and social sciences with a focus on next generation arts and media, designing the future of arts and media, as well as targeting their relation to global challenges and influence on creating solutions and driving global change
• Analyzing and implementing projects and solutions from a trans-disciplinary and transmedia perspective
• Projecting future trends from advanced findings in above areas
To accomplish these initiatives, c3:VisionLAB, together with the Millennium Project, brings together artists and content creators with interdisciplinary experts in a wide variety of fields. Participants include a leading group of international futurists, scientists, scholars, business leaders, communicators, artists, media professionals, technologists and cognitive sciences experts – collaborating together on research initiatives, educational offerings, and projects addressing solutions for global challenges.
c3: VisionLAB produced the 2010 and 2011 State of the Arts Symposium which brought together thought leaders and professionals in the arts and media, consciousness research, education, future studies, and leading-edge immersive technologies for an extraordinary range of panel topics, exhibits and immersive inter-active experiences. This inspiring inquiry explored emerging trends in the arts and media and examined the power of arts, media and entertainment to transform the individual, culture and society. This year they will present 2012 State of the Arts: AMPLIFY with the EMA: Electronic Music Alliance and The Millennium Project.
The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity shares offices and the Vortex Dome studio with sponsor Vortex Immersion Media at Los Angeles Center Studios. For information and updates, please visit c3so.com.
“Life is too short not to do great things” Kate McCallum, Founder, Executive Director c3