If your dream job doesn’t exist yet, how do you hustle your way forward? That’s a perfect question for Amy Emmerich, the Chief Content Officer at Refinery29 and your newest career cheerleader. Amy started out behind the camera and is now driving content strategy across all platforms, constantly adapting to an ever-changing storytelling landscape. Amy discusses the key ingredients that have helped her succeed in a highly original career path—and she shares tons of inspiring takeaways for you as you journey along your own.
It’s an extra special highlights episode! We’ve gathered together some of our favorite advice for new graduates, parents of graduates, and anyone taking a big leap or starting something new. You’ll hear from visual artist Lia Halloran, MET Orchestra timpanist Jason Haaheim, Fractured Atlas founder Adam Huttler, and LEGO artist Adam Ward. Listen in as you prepare for your next big adventure!
If you want to know how 1218 drones made a flying snowboarder in the sky at this year’s Winter Olympics, listen up! We’re geeking out with Intel’s General Manager of Drone Light Shows, Natalie Cheung, about pulling off epic spectacles at the Olympics, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance, Coachella and lots more. Natalie shares how she ended up with a job that didn’t exist until recently and gives advice on jumping into a line of work that may require skills beyond your current resume. Plus, so much cool stuff about the art and science of drones!
Can you picture Henry David Thoreau’s Walden as a video game? After meeting Tracy Fullerton, a professor of interactive media and games at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the director of USC Games Program, we promise you can. Tracy tells us how experimental game design intersects with art, science, politics, learning and more—and totally redefines our idea of gaming. Get ready to rethink the role that games can play in society and in your life. Game on!
We’re coming to you live from the The Conference For Research On Choreographic Interfaces at Brown University (think: artistic entrepreneurship, robotics and dance)! You’ll hear two conversations with badass interdisciplinary collaborators on tapping into your creative identity, finding the right space to do your thing, maximizing collaborative potential and much more. Plus, a special Q&A segment and an epic Lightning Round!