Tales of Creativity and Play

I am prepping for a talk I will be giving as part of a panel at the ISSST conference (International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology) in May.  I have been asked to give my perspective on the power of play to a room filled with open-minded Scientists and Engineers from academia and industry. I said yes instantly as this is the tribe that we at Laboratory5 live for!

I was sent this TED video as inspiration:

I am inspired! I am working on presenting my angle of creativity and play as innovation. I am excited so stay tuned for more.

Place Making


I recently presented and moderated a panel for Art Place Summit 2016 The conversation was focused around craft and culinary as place making models. I had the pleasure of working with Deacon Stone of Coalfield Development Corp and Reclaim Appalachia  who is doing absolutely amazing work in West Virginia Appalachia country and with Nancy Halpern Ibrahim of the Esperanza Community Development Corp and Mercado La Paloma, she is an amazing spirit doing brilliant work in South Central Los Angeles.


Craft and food along with Culture and Community creates a ripe environment for celebration. With the attendees we create cross community celebrations and had great discussions!!