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(Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel)

TEDxSantaCruz Radical Collaboration happened Friday April 24, 2015 at the Rio Theatre. The all day event was a rousing triumph.

Helen Mayer & Newton Harrison of the Harrison Studio were a big part of the success of the day. It’s a great pleasure to be able to speak to about their experience of giving a TEDx or TED type talk.

Our interview was April 28, 2015 at noon on KZSC. Helen and Newton are co-directors of the Center for the Study of the Force Majeure at UC Santa Cruz and are leaders in the eco-art movement

This year,  I was both the project manager & main co-organizer for the event working on every single aspect from programs, name-tags, set design, developing and launching our new website, animation, speaker curation, budget, schedule, MidTown Lunch Mingle, Bus Booth..etc.. I put four months of full time work into making this event.

The theme, Radical Collaboration,  was very close to my heart and something I’ve been thinking, doing and researching all my life. The concept came to a head for me in the 2009 when I videotaped the Art of Collaboration Conference at UCSC.

For more information, you can go to the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s Article, the cover story in the  Good Times, Smells Like Team Spirit or listen to our interview below.


I'm a radioactive media making artivist working every day to make the world a better place.

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