The world frontiers forum
The World Frontiers Forum unites leaders in industry, culture, and government with pioneering creators across frontiers from contemporary art and music to machine learning and biology. Established around an annual gathering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the WFF aims to catalyze audacious pioneering dreams into works that touch the lives of millions and improve the human condition. The future exists in our collective belief in such efforts.
At the heart of the WFF is the Convergence Project. This unique international collaboration addresses United Nations sustainable development goals and is led by young pioneers—artists, scientists, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs—who work with WFF members to realize their vision. The 2018 Convergence Project, which targets the problem of under-nutrition, is called Foods That Matter.
Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination - Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) to the United Nations - (c)Phase One Media Group
The second annual World Frontiers Forum took place on October 14 and 15, 2018 and was attended by some 150 leaders from around the world, including seven U.N. ambassadors and Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination Fabrizio Hochschild. Following an opening address on future challenges and opportunities for frontier change, artists, humanists, engineers, chefs, and other pioneers gathered for talks, performances, networking, meals, and other memorable experiences that included brainstorming sessions with the young pioneers around the Foods That Matter effort.
Tavares Strachan, 2018 Frontier Art Prize recipient, teams up with SpaceX to launch Satellite in space.
Strachan’s Enoch project began back in 2014, when he was selected as one of the first artists to participate in The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)’s Art + Technology lab. Enoch holds this canopic jar sculpture with a bust of astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. This is an unusual satellite in the form of a 24-karat gold urn. Strachan began his collaboration with SpaceX president, Gwynne Shotwell back in 2014. Gwynne Shotwell spoke live from her office, about of her collaboration with Strachan during this year’s World Frontiers Forum. To read more about this fascinating project, read this month’s New York Times article as well as the LACMA’s press release.
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