Applied Brilliance 2013
Being Human in a Digital Age: Breakdowns + Buildbacks
It's a brave new world. We make a purchase on Amazon riding in the car as we roll though
the EZPass lane. We scout online for potential partners and new friends in the comfort of our
kitchens. We design mind-bending places, spaces and things with digital tools, because we can.
The mobile device has become the revolutionary's tool of choice, and digital imagery can incite a
Digital technology, and its offspring, social media, is the single most powerful global connector
we have. Join us at Applied Brilliance 2013 to explore Being Human in a Digital Age. Learn from
brilliant thought leaders what our global society is facing at the crossroads of change.
- Two tracks - Breakdowns and Buildbacks will take us on a journey through the
unprecedented topography of being human and shaping the future at work, at home and
- Breakdowns explores how technology is impacting our lives, and changing our values
- Buildbacks is a discovery of how technology is transforming creativity, innovation and the
Applied Brilliance 2013 is a festival of ideas and makers. It's an idea and innovation boot camp
balanced with entertainment and unpredictable fun. This year, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we'll use the creative community as a backdrop to showcase applied brilliance on-site with field
trips to spaces and places that are being transformed by young urban pioneers. Williamsburg is
one of the hottest creative hives for Next Gen innovation and entrepreneurship. You'll be able to
discover some of the brightest and most creative minds at work today. Plus we'll have our own
Applied Brilliance Maker Faire. You'll learn how to be a maker from artisans, artists, aerialists,
pioneers, distillers, magicians, dream weavers.
Each day includes an on-site Applied Brilliance experience and is capped off with a makerq
faire, festive cocktail reception, keynote presentation, and dinner with current and past Applied
Brilliance past and current presenters who are curated for each table to provide unpredictable,