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Innovators and creators share stories of how they are changing the way that we create and reimagine in music, art, live events, virtual events, video, film, education, sciences, and social innovation. Interviewed by long-time change agent and interviewer Dr. Gigi Louisa Johnson, guests discuss their journeys of how they became passionate about innovation and transform various creative and social change sectors.

Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson Maremel Institute

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Innovators and creators share stories of how they are changing the way that we create and reimagine in music, art, live events, virtual events, video, film, education, sciences, and social innovation. Interviewed by long-time change agent and interviewer Dr. Gigi Louisa Johnson, guests discuss their journeys of how they became passionate about innovation and transform various creative and social change sectors.

    Architecture, Mars, and VR . . . with Alfredo Muñoz

    Architecture, Mars, and VR . . . with Alfredo Muñoz

    Questions: How do we design for extreme conditions and resource challenges? Is that for Mars or Earth?
    Guest: Alfredo Muñoz, Architect; Founder; Onteco; Founder, ABIBOO Studio; Chair for Memberships of the Technical Committee of Space Architecture at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Digital twins? Space architecture? Alfredo Munoz combines astrophysics and architecture to let us pilot new ways of building in VR on Earth . . . as practice for Mars . . . to improve how we live on Earth. He’ll share elements of a digital twin of a compound in Mars that you can engage with here on Earth to try out better ways of working, living, and creating. He also shares his own journey through innovative architecture and bringing those skills and insights to connect with space architecture and collaborative virtual reality.




    Bio


    Alfredo Muñoz is the founder of Onteco and ABIBOO Studio. He is also the Chair for Memberships of the Technical Committee of Space Architecture at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


    Mr. Muñoz has been considered the youngest among the most influential Spanish Architects and the youngest European Leaders (EYL40).


    His clients range from Fortune Global 500 conglomerates to governments to private high-net-worth individuals on five continents.


    Alfredo has been teaching and speaking at elite Universities, and his work has been featured in media outlets across the world.


    He holds a Master's in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Master's of Advanced Studies in Architecture from BarcelonaTech.





    Mentioned Links:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alfredo-munoz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alfredo-munoz/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbibooArchs (https://twitter.com/AbibooArchs)
    https://www.facebook.com/ABIBOOStudio/ (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABIBOOStudio/)
    ABIBOO YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAKg_w7V0PquCiyCCO8mdvA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAKg_w7V0PquCiyCCO8mdvA)
    Onteco https://onteco.com/ (https://onteco.com/)
    ABIBOO - https://abiboo.com/ (https://abiboo.com/)
    Mars Society and the Mars Desert Research Station - MDRS - https://mdrs.marssociety.org/ (https://mdrs.marssociety.org/)
    Nüwa City: https://abiboo.com/projects/nuwa/ (https://abiboo.com/projects/nuwa/) - https://vimeo.com/468344643 (https://vimeo.com/468344643)
    Space Analogs in Israel - D-Mars 2021 - AMADEE-20 Mars simulation, led by the Israel Space Agency and the Austrian Space Forum,https://www.israel21c.org/astronauts-carry-out-space-mission-in-israeli-desert/
    NASA Analogs - https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/563511main_NASA-Analog-Missions-06-2011_508.pdf (https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/563511main_NASA-Analog-Missions-06-2011_508.pdf)
    Friends of Europe / EU - 40 People Below 40 - https://www.friendsofeurope.org/insights/read-all-about-it-the-names-of-the-eyl40-class-of-2019-are-finally-out/ (https://www.friendsofeurope.org/insights/read-all-about-it-the-names-of-the-eyl40-class-of-2019-are-finally-out/)
    Dr. Guillem Anglada-Escude and Proxima B - https://www.alphr.com/space/1004184/proxima-b-scientists-discover-a-new-earth-20-just-four-light-years-away/ (https://www.alphr.com/space/1004184/proxima-b-scientists-discover-a-new-earth-20-just-four-light-years-away/)
    Oxford Union Debate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wAP0mVpPlw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wAP0mVpPlw)





    Your Host: Gigi Johnson, EdD


    I run transformative programs, speak/moderate, invest, advise, and produce multimedia on creativity and technology. I taught for 22 years at UCLA, where I ran the Center for Music Innovation and the podcast "Innovating Music," built four industry-connecting programs, and taught undergraduates, MBAs, and executives about disruption in creative industries. Before UCLA, I financed media MandA at Bank of America for ten years.


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