People, Prosperity, and the Planet: Dava Newman @ MIT ESI Fireside Chat


Photo by Grant Ritchie on Unsplash

Photo by Grant Ritchie on Unsplash

November 29, 2021
3:00pm — 4:30pm ET

Artists and scientists together on climate solutions

Hosted by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) and Anjunabeats, this fireside chat will feature Media Lab director Dava NewmanTony McGuinness of Above and Beyond (a leading DJ group from the UK), and Anna Johnson (Sustainability and Environment Officer at Involved Group) in a discussion on climate change—specifically on how the arts and sciences can interact more directly to enable real, immediate climate action, and how artists and scientists can collaborate on important efforts toward a sustainable future. John Fernández, director of MIT ESI, will serve as moderator.

This hybrid in-person and virtual event brings together key voices from the music industry with scientists and engineers engaged in climate solutions. The panelists will explore diverse perspectives from music industry leaders on our climate present and future, and discuss ways in which the global music industry is emerging as an important force for a climate positive future. Joining representatives from the music industry will be scientists and engineers who have been engaged in the very real and urgent need for greater mass participation and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for a climate changed world.

This is the inaugural event of a collaboration between the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative's (ESI) Climate Machine, a project dedicated to productive connections between climate and the arts, and the Involved Group (Anjunabeats + Anjunadeep), an industry-leading label in trance, house and electronic music. It is presented as part of ESI's People, Prosperity, and the Planet seminar series.

This was a hybrid in-person and virtual event, where people could join physically on MIT campus at the Bartos Theater (E15-070) or online via Zoom. 

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