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Sonic Humanism: Constructing New Realities Through Sound

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Man Made Music at the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab meetup for an evening of mixing theory and practice.

Sonic Humanism: Constructing New Realities Through Sound

Music and sound allows us to construct new realities, giving us the super powers to make our lives richer and simpler. The sonic experts at Man Made Music call this Sonic Humanism.

Join Man Made Music and Digital Storytelling Lab for a night of discovering the invisible power of sound and how it can transform your everyday life.

7:00 – 8:30 Fireside Chat
Man Made Music Director of Business Development and Partnerships and recent TEDx keynote, Kristen Lueck, will moderate discussions uncovering the role sound has to play in Urban Design, Hospital Design and Accessibility Design with guests including:

- Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, Washington D.C.: as DC’s first Chief
Resilience Officer, Bush leads citywide efforts to build resilience to shocks and stresses and oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive Resilience Strategy

- Dr. Bon Ku, Assistant Dean for Health and Design at Thomas Jefferson University: Ku’s design program, the first of its kind for a U.S. medical school, empowers future doctors to redesign healthcare systems, services, spaces and medical devices.

- Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator for Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt,
Smithsonian Design Museum: Lupton is a writer, curator, educator and designer. Her exhibition, The Senses: Design Beyond Vision is open at the Cooper Hewitt through October 21, 2018.

8:30 – 10:00 Sonic World Building
The evening will conclude with hands-on application of our learning through prototyping an ideal urban environment - with Gotham City serving as our inspiration. You’ll walk away with an understanding of the crucial role Sonic Humanism has to play in transforming and enhancing
your life experiences.