#CultureBrainPickings Draws a Curious Crowd

culturebrainpickings On Wednesday evening, fans of came out in droves to see  the popular blog's NYC-based founder Maria Popova get her brain picked by CultureBrain's Sharon Ann Lee. The event - appropriately tagged #CultureBrainPickings for the social media savvy crowd -   featured an inspiring conversation between culture and trend analyst, Lee and interestingness hunter, Popova.

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Enjoy these choice tweets from this special event:

First ArtsTech LA meet-up at CultureBrain Academy at Maker City LA

IMG_0382 Last Saturday, #ArtsTech founder and Director of the New Museum’s Incubator for Art, Technology and Design, Julia Kaganskiy, spearheaded an exploratory discussion about the unique terrain of LA’s Art + Technology communities and culture. A diverse group of  LA-based artists, makers, technophiles, museums, creative professionals turned out to mix, mingle and hear from a distinguished panel of experts that included: Kaganskiy, Bret Nicely (Associate Director of Digital Media at MOCA), Amy Heibel (VP Technology, Web and Digital Media at LACMA), Mileece (Sonic and environmental installation artist - and Maker Cit LA Artist in Residence), Mark Allen (Founder of Machine Project), Sharon Ann Lee (Culture Analyst, Co-Creator Maker City LA) and George Bloom (Executive Producer at CBS Digital/Visual Effects).

Here's a smattering of twitter highlights and take-aways from the conversation:

All in all it was an illuminating afternoon and we can't wait until the next event!