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Inspired by genius of Michelangelo. With talks by Rita King, James Jorasch, Gary Schwartz & James Heaton. Followed by intimate 5-course Renaissance feast in Science House by chefs from Feast on History!
Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 05:30 PM    Cost: $200 (5-course dinner, wine reception & workshops). $125 (Wine reception & workshops only)
Science House, 122 E 38th St

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A New Series Launching May 1st at Science House! An Evening for Innovators inspired by the Genius of Michelangelo.

Feast on Innovation is a new series that places today's innovators in context with the great masters. Michelangelo is the guiding spirit of our May 1st event at Science House in which we'll explore genius, innovation & collaboration.

Talks & activities by major thought leaders in design, science & technology will show today's innovators how they can draw upon the genius of Michelangelo to push the next frontier of innovation.

The evening concludes with an exclusive dinner for just 12 guests inspired by Michelangelo's shopping list.


Carine Carmy is Director of Marketing for Shapeways, the leading consumer 3D Printing service that enables individuals to make, buy & sell custom products. Prior to Shapeways, she worked in strategy consulting at Monitor Group & MarketspaceNext where she helped clients integrate customer insights & emerging technology to drive business growth.

Carine has published work in Ad Age, PSFK, Technology Review & on e-commerce, brand management, social media, & interaction design. She has also conducted extensive research on science, technology, & economic trends for The Milken Institute & Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a BA in Economics.

Robert Counts

Robert is Associate Creative Director & Brand Manager at Epoch Times, an award winning, independent newspaper in Manhattan. He is also Brand Expert for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Robert & team were most recently awarded for Best Advertising Design, Best Overall Designed Newspaper & Best Photography by New York Press Association.

Having roots in classical oil painting, Robert uses knowledge of the past combined with the latest innovations in design to lead his team & approach design & brand problems.

James Heaton

James Heaton is President & Creative Director of the brand strategy firm Tronvig Group. Described as a "brand therapist," he helps organizations find & understand their true, best selves. He then facilitates the behaviors that allow an organization to live, breathe & communicate in ways that resonate with the right target audience.

Twitter: @tronviggroup

James Jorasch

James is an entrepreneur & a named inventor on more than 600 issued patents focused on how people use machines & technology. His patents are currently owned or licensed by companies such as Facebook, Groupon, Zynga & eBay. A chess expert, memory competitor & improv teacher, James is a frequent speaker at conferences & has appeared on CNN, The Atlantic Monthly & in Forbes magazine. Psychology Today's profile of James called him the Father of Invention.”

Prior to starting Science House, James was head of Inventing at Walker Digital where he helped incubate a number of businesses over a 15 year period, including & RetailDNA. Before joining Walker Digital, James was a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche & a Financial Analyst for the Tropicana Casino. He received a B.S. & MBA degree from Cornell University.

Rita J. King

Rita currently serves as futurist at the Science & Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences, inventing future scenarios, characters, gadgets & story architecture for film & TV. She has served as futurist at NASA Langley's think tank, the National Institute of Aerospace. She is the Director of Future Systems for Flat World Knowledge, & a Weizmann Advocate for Curiosity. She served as Innovator-in-Residence at IBM Analytics Virtual Center. She is a former Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where she worked on a global ethnography related to identity across the physical & virtual world. She's a Salzburg Global Fellow with a focus on the future of intercultural collaboration through art & science.

Rita is a former investigative journalist on the nuclear industry. She is an ethicist who focuses on the unintended consequences of technological development, including machine intelligence. Features by her or about her work have appeared globally, including on or in Forbes, CNN, Fox News, The BBC, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, Le Figaro, The Village Voice, The Atlantic, The New York Times & The New York Times Magazine,Scientific American, the Design Observer, Al Jazeera & TIME. She writes a monthly column about the future for Fast Company. Rita is the creator of the Imagination Age & a LinkedIn Influencer. She also makes Mystery Jars.

Twitter: @RitaJKing

Gary Schwartz

Over the past 15 years, Gary has played a leadership role in the mobile industry. Gary is the CEO of Impact Mobile & the author of "THE IMPULSE ECONOMY" & "FAST SHOPPER, SLOW STORE" published by Simon & Schuster, Atria Imprint. In 2013, Gary was recognized by Mobile Marketer publication as the "Mobile Commerce Evangelist of the Year.”

Gary ran the first cross-carrier short code campaign in North America. In 2006, Gary founded & chaired mobile committee for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) helping to establish a joint task force between the IAB, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) & the Media Rating Council (MRC) to develop global, auditable mobile measurement standards for which he received an IAB award for industry excellence in 2009. Gary was elected for three terms as the Chairman of MEF North America ( with a remit to develop a mobile commerce practice to service payment vendors, retailers & content owners for which he received a MEF award for industry excellence in 2010.

Gary presently is the Global Director of the Location Based Marketing Association; the Executive Chairman of 4More Innovation & Special Adviser to The Wireless Registry.

Gary is the recipient of the Macromedia People Choice Award, Retail Touchpoints Customer Engagement Award, as well as the Dodge Foundation award for innovation. Gary is an Asia & Japan Foundation Fellow.

Twitter @impulseeconomy
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