We talk with Leah Gilliam, the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Girls Who Code. Leah began her career as an artist, filmmaker, and academic before shifting over to game design and STEM education. We discuss how to narrate your own Human Venn Diagram story in a way that gets you hired, the highly valuable creative skill that you may not realize you have, and how to stay close to the things you find interesting. Plus, Christina’s Women’s March On Washington experience and Cate’s “Math Brain”!
We hang out with Adam Ward, a multi-hyphenate artist who works primarily in LEGO. Adam has created major installations for brands like Tumblr, Microsoft, Genentech, and The Oscars, and is in the second season of his hit YouTube series BRICK X BRICK. We discuss how LEGO can be a tool for social change, how you can start from wherever you are (using whatever materials you've got), and how to turn play into a career. Plus, artificial intelligence, the uncanny valley, and plenty of LEGO math!
We interview Marquise Stillwell, the Founder and Principal of Openbox, an independent design and innovation consultancy that helps organizations and communities think, build, and grow together. Why you should play early and play often, the power of curiosity and vulnerability, why failure shouldn't be a way of life, but a way of learning... and so much more. Plus, Marquise fills us in on the Lowline, which plans to use innovative solar technology to become the world's first underground park! Oh, and we talk about how we talk.