FIU Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator presents "Tech Conversations" hosted by Director, Dr. Jacek J. Kolasinski and co-hosted in Season 2 by producer, Maggie Salas-Amaro.
The talks invite listeners to tune in to innovative and impactful tech conversations - from all the intersections of technology, creativity and entrepreneurship ,to the future of art, full body experiences with virtual reality and emerging cities and counties as new tech hubs during these unprecedented times.
Go Like Mariana! with Mariana Atencio
Go Like Mariana! What led Mariana Atencio to become an entrepreneur and co-found her company GoLike?
Mariana Atencio, award-winning journalist, motivational speaker, best-selling author and co-founder of Go Like! Her journey takes us from the early days of her passion for storytelling working at Univision and NBC News to creating a unique path with her spirit of innovation and creativity .
Get on your feet! Entrepreneurship with Emilio Estefan
Get on your feet! What does it take to be an entrepreneur in these times...Hosted by producer, Maggie Salas-Amaro.
Emilio Estefan talks about his journey as an award- winning producer, recipient of 19 Grammys, director, entrepreneur, known for launching the careers of artists like Shakira, Ricky Martin just to name a few... His unique rhythm has crossed borders and created a cultural movement.
In this creative talk we discuss the timely premiere of the song "Libertad" and the role of technology in the recent protests in Cuba.
Design and Lifestyle Tech with Martin Amado
Meet FIU Alumnus, MARTIN AMADO - TV personality, interior decorator, lifestyle expert, and author of One-Day Room Makeovers. He is currently a TV host/design expert on ION Television, a leading U.S. general entertainment network, a home contributor on Acceso Total on WSCV Telemundo 51 and NBC’s 6 In The Mix airing in South Florida, and nationally on Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo. Upcoming projects include a DIY series for CreateTV.Com.
Martin's early inspiration comes from working with his dad who was a contractor . In this conversation we discuss the role of technology in design and lifestyle, as the pandemic challenged everyone to reinvent themselves. Prior to that, local viewers became familiar with his work on the home makeover segment Room for Improvement that aired on WSVN 7 News, FOX affiliate, for over 11 years; and most recently on SoFlo Home Project on WPLG Local 10, ABC affiliate, which he hosted for almost four years.
Mission to Mars II- Rover Tech Update with Elio Morillo
In our first interview with NASA the Perseverance Rover was about to land on Mars. A few months later we connect with Elio Morillo, system testbed engineer working on the Mars Mission. In this out of this world talk we learn about his journey and what inspires his interest with space and science.
For the last four years he has contributed to the mission by developing and executing electrical integration procedures, verification and validation, and most recently, nominal and off-nominal operations readiness testing of Mars surface operations.
Elio designed and executed testing procedures to verify flight systems capabilities for the Mars 2020 Remote Sensing Mast, Gain Antenna, Rover Motor Controller, Mars 2020 Engineering cameras and the Mars Helicopter System.
Black Quantum Futurism with Rasheedah Phillips
What is Black Quantum Futurism... Our guest is Rasheedah Phillips, artist, author, attorney , community activist and 2021 Knight Arts+Tech Fellow.
Black Quantum Futurism is an interdisciplinary creative practice between Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY aesthetics and activism in marginalized communities through an alternative temporal lens. Their work focuses on the recovery, collection and preservation of communal memories, histories, and futures.
Black Quantum Futurism has produced a number of experimental music projects, exhibitions, writing, films, performances, and community-based events, including the award-winning Community Futures Lab.
SOURCE: Knight Foundation
2021 Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship – Knight Foundation
Virtual and Analog Public Realms with Rodolfo Peraza
Meet Rodolfo Peraza, a Cuban-born multimedia artist that began his journey in Havana, Cuba. His work focuses on public spaces, both virtual and physical. Peraza is the founder of Fanguito Estudio in Havana (2009). In 2013, he launched the VRLab for the development of browser-based VR technology.
Peraza also created MUD Foundation (Miami, 2016) to advance the intersections between art and digital technologies by implementing artistic and educational programs.
Rodolfo Peraza has been recognized with numerous recognitions and is a 2021 Knight Arts + Tech Fellow.
Jacek does a great job exploring the intersection between tech and art. Love it.