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In the second installment of our monthly Standard Talks series, we have once again teamed up with Sunny Bates and the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature to bring you And At Night…She Summons The Ghosts!
The evening will bring together Mario Ballatin, Corinne May Botz, Khersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, Richard McGuire, Craig Taylor and Russian Standard Vodka to delve into the supernatural to explore ghostly images, the paranormal and to hopefully summon a literary ghost or two…
“Mark Twain…Can you hear me? If you’re here, Mark. Please give us a sign!”
Okay, maybe it won’t go that far, but I know you know what we’re talking about. S’mores & and mini-cookies will be on hand, and for those of you who can’t handle the fear, The Hamlet and The Poltergeist, two spooky cocktails, will be served courtesy of Russian Standard. BOO!
The Standard, New York
High Line Room
848 Washington Street
April 27, 2011
10:30pm - 12:00am
$20/$15 for PEN Members
To purchase tickets, please visit PEN’s Schedule of Events.
Last night, Sunny Bates kicked off the first monthly Standard Talks in the High Line room at The Standard, NY to unprecedented success. The talk on the table? Game Theory as witnessed through a couple of rounds of Werewolf.
For those of you who are not familiar with this game, its roots started in 1980s Russia with a game called Mafia. After the end of the cold war, the game spread across the globe and morphed into this hairy phenomenon. Played with a group of 10 “villagers” and 2 “werewolves” within their midst, the townspeople are slowly killed off while suspicion is cast, lies are told and fates are sealed.
Sharing of ideas and communication has been at the core of human existence since the beginning of time. Without this exchange, the progression of humanity would never have come this far. Bridges would not have been built. Automobiles would not have existed. The internet would be nothing but a dream in one man’s mind.
Always at the heart of the creative communities, The Standard Hotels, in partnership with Cool Hunting, have created Standard Talks, a monthly forum where leaders of industry gather to discuss current topics spanning the fields of Art, Fashion, Design, Culture, Sex, Entertainment, Science, Architecture and more.
The talks will be curated by Sunny Bates, a member of the Brain Trust of TED, and a slew of very special guests who will explore, monthly, various topics including Game Theory, Sleep & Dreams, Lies & Secrets, the Anatomy of Desire and the Body as a Mobile Landscape.
As has proven the case for centuries, this exchange of information will only better the future, and of course, it’s happening at a Standard near you.
The TED conference is one cerebral love fest. People from all walks of life, various industry’s, and different economic backgrounds come together to discuss improving the world. There’s one skill that each speaker must embody — THEY MUST BE INSPIRING. The TED conference has branded itself as “riveting talks by remarkable people”. Check out their gallery of video inspiration talks accumulated to this date.
Today, Thursday, November 11, commences the East coast Inspiration talks for TED — under the title TedXEast. They will take place all day at the Times Center in New York.
Sticking to the mantra that is TED (which is “ideas worth spreading”), TedXEast examines ways in which knowledge and experience are connected. Through this examination themes of serendipity, redemption, beauty, intentionality, love and forgiveness begin to emerge.
Speakers expected are:
Chef Thomas Keller - French Laundry/Per Se
Raghava KK - Artist
Sunny Bates - Connector
Shohei Shigematsu - Architect
Dennis Crowley - Co-founder at Foursquare
Nancy Duarte - CEO/Author
Curt Tofteland - Shakespeare Behind Bars
Jason Johnson - Entrepreneur - Rethink Books
Tim Wu - Professor at Columbia Law School
Dayna Kurtz - Singer/Songwriter
Rick Guidotti - Photographer
Morley - Singer/Songwriter
Gavin Starks - Founder and CEO of AMEE
TED conferences are “invitation -only”, but even if you got an invitation last second, it’s completely sold out. Do not fear. In the age of beautiful internet, you can be in the room yourself by visiting their TedXEast Livestream all day long.