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Open.Ed | Messaging the Future:

How Long-Term Thinking Can Help Students Navigate an Uncertain Tomorrow

2023年2月28日 下午 5:30 - 下午 7:00

570 Meridian Avenue San Jose, CA 95126

From nuclear waste warning markers to artifacts on the planet Mars to the Voyager Golden Record, Artist Jon Lomberg has helped design some of the most unusual message artifacts ever made, intended for recipients far off in space and time.

In conversation with Will Lidwell, Jon will explore the importance of long-term thinking, creativity in education and the skills students need now to navigate an uncertain future.

Open.Ed is Avenues the World School's global thought leadership series addressing key issues facing students, parents and educators today — with an eye toward their impact on the world of tomorrow.

Meet Our Speakers

Jon Lomberg
Multimedia Artist and Design Director for NASA’s Voyager Golden Record

Jon Lomberg was the Design Director for NASA's Voyager Golden Record, designing the image and sound sequences on that legendary project. He is also one of the world's most distinguished artists inspired by astronomy. He specializes in designing and executing visual presentations about astronomy in all media, including exhibit design, film and television, computer graphic, print and electronic media. In addition to creating his own art, he has managed and led teams of artists and technicians on major projects using sophisticated image technology.

Will Lidwell
Chief Research and Development Officer, Avenues The World School

William Lidwell is the chief research and development officer at Avenues. Will began his career as a systems designer and consultant for NASA, specializing in cockpit automation and astronaut training. He is author of several books, including the best-selling Universal Principles of Design, which has been translated into more than 20 languages, and The Elements of Education book series. In addition to Will’s literary contributions, he holds a diverse array of patents, ranging from coffee table and eyeglass frame designs to advanced methods of interacting with online animated assistants.