Title: The Power of Wonder
40 years ago, we sent Voyager 1 and 2 out to explore the galaxy. On board are some records – if they’re played, it won’t be a human listening. 40 years later, Lawrence looks at the wonder that caused us to launch the spacecraft, and these records, and has some questions for us. What does it mean to communicate and, maybe more importantly, what is the power of wonder?
Lawrence Azerrad is a Los Angeles based Graphic Designer and Creative Director. Azerrad founded LADdesign, a graphic design studio dedicated to elevating our cultural experience through design excellence.
Title: The Embrace of Discomfort
We encounter adaptation every day (culture shock is an example of adaptation). Sitting next to someone at work you don’t really know. Trying to understand someone speaking a different language. You are always being asked to adapt, and the thing that differentiates us as humans is that we can consciously choose to adapt or to reject. I think our next speaker will make discomfort comforting.
Iris Angelopoulou is currently studying Design Communication Arts at UCLA Extension, focusing on experience and environmental graphic design. She also holds a BA in Communication & Media from the National University of Athens and a BS in Business Management from the University College London.