300 East Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, California 90802

On Sunday, February 14, the Aquarium of the Pacific and 5D will host two TED speakers, an acclaimed Hollywood Producer/Director, and an internationally known designer and climate change communicator as they explore one of the most important, urgent and challenging topics in all of human history—Ensuring that Earth can continue to sustain human life.

Human activities have set Earth onto a trajectory that will lead to a very different Earth by 2050 and certainly by 2100. It may be an Earth that will be inhospitable to support life as we know it, including human life. The two biggest challenges are the ways we grow and harvest our food and the kinds and amounts of energy we use. To avoid the collapse of ecosystem services needed to support human life, we will have to challenge conventional wisdom and employ bold strategies, including geoengineering the Earth's climate system and producing genetically-modified crops. How can designers work with scientists to set the stage for a major shift in our Earth's trajectory by visualizing new possibilities through storytelling and immersive experience?

Who: Moderator Jerry Schubel: President, Aquarium of the Pacific

Tom Bowman: Designer, Climate Change Communicator

Stewart Brand: Environmentalist, Innovator, Author, TED Speaker

Sylvia Earle PhD: Oceanographer, TED Prize Winner and Speaker

Jerry Zucker: Film Producer/Director, Storyteller
When: Sunday, February 14, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Where: Center Theater, 300 East Ocean Boulevard

(Part of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Complex & Convention Center)

Free with Pre-Registration. RSVP to Linda Brown [email protected] with your reservation request.
This event is curated by Jerry Schubel and Paulynn Cue, and is sponsored by Aquarium of the Pacific and 5D/DisC. DisC’s Presenting Sponsor is the Unified Field Corporation www.unifiedfieldbank.com


The 5D: The Future of Immersive Design Conference is a leading entertainment industry design, technology and innovation conference and is the platform for exploring the present and future of immersive design, and its impact on all aspects of the creative media space. www.5Dconference.com

5D The Future of Immersive Design

Sponsored by the Art Directors Guild; University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach; and Autodesk

Added by ArtDirectorsGuild on February 10, 2010

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