At last Thursday’s Creative Mixer, the fourth in what has been an outstanding series of events for creatives, entrepreneurs and hackers, seven speakers shared about their work and its relevancy to the future. Themes that emerged include how we might be underestimating or overestimating the impact of current and changing technologies on our reality and that of others.
Nikki Shaw, a senior water engineer from Arup, shared with us how sanitation is one of the biggest issues we have to face in the future. A simple flush and all our shit disappears — that’s something we take for granted. The ubiquitous flush toilet that most of us in the developed and developing world are so complacent about is an old technology and an inefficient one that results in water wastage and damage to the environment.
Not only that, there is an estimated 2.5 billion people in the world who do not have the ‘proper’ sanitation most of us in Singapore take for granted. This is an important issue because safe and sustainable sanitation is paramount to our well being and survival. Read more
Creative Mixer brings together creatives, hackers, entrepreneurs into a single space to redefine creativity.
Eight speakers enlighten us with bite-sized presentations on creativity across diverse fields. Who knows what will happen after, when creatives, entrepreneurs and hackers get together?
We believe in collaboration between entrepreneurs, developers and creatives in design, photography, film, architecture, animation/illustration and writing. Come to be inspired, inspire others, and find the strange common denominators!
100 opinion leaders and professionals in these industries. This thurd edition of Creative Mixer will feature sharings by:
Andreas Schlegel, Coordinator of Media Lab at Lasalle College of the Arts
Andy Croll, CTO at ImpulseFlyer
Lim Si Ping, Illustrator at Pixel-pastry.com and Artistic Director at Tribal DDB
Mike Ng, Penhaligons Singapore Creativity in Luxury
Tan Suehli, Type Designer, Kuala Lumpur
Cherry Thian, Asian Civilisations Museum Augmented Reality
Jasper Yu, Fine Art Photographer
6.00 / 6:30PM Patterns of Trade Exhibition Tour
7:00 – 7:15PM Welcome & Registration
7:15 – 8:15PM Dinner & Networking
8:15 – 9:00PM Sharing Sessions
9:00 – 10:00PM Mix the night awaay!
SPONSORS: Asian Civilisations Museum (Venue Partner), Spizza (Food Sponsor)
SUPPORTED BY: Girls-in-Tech Singapore & SGEntrepreneurs.com
When: 7 June 2012 (Thu), 7pm-10pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum Auditorium
Who: 100 Hackers, Entrepreneurs and Creatives from Design, Photography, Film, Architecture, Animation, Illustration
How: RSVP at http://creativemixer3.eventbrite.com
Registration Fee: $25 + $2 (ticketing) including food, a glass of wine & complimentary museum tour
As someone with a creative background but interacting on a daily basis with local entrepreneurs and startups, I’ve found an interesting dialogue that often repeats itself: creatives looking to connect with entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs who have a lack of creative talent within their businesses.
Why should these communities connect more?
Here’s 5 reasons:
1. At the bottom of it, both creative professionals and entrepreneurs value idea-creation and execution. Having this common denominator guarantees a meeting of minds.
2. Entrepreneurs often have the ideas but not necessarily the ability to execute them. Creatives do what they do because they have great execution skills. What better match could be made?
3. It’s not just about creating business opportunities. It’s also about collaboration, cross-pollination, prototyping and making better products together. What’s stopping the Singaporean startup scene from growing, is the creative thinking and processes that are tacit in the day-to-day practice of creatives,
4. At the end of the day, creatives and entrepreneurs are in the same business ecosystem. It is in the enlightened self-interest of both sides to ensure that the other succeeds. With great creative contributions to businesses, businesses can take their products and services to a higher level. And when businesses do that, they’ll call on the creatives to help realize more product offerings, and the cycle continues.
5. Because we can have more fun together. Who knows what will happen when creatives, hackers and entrepreneurs get together in a meaningful and engaged way?
At Relay Room, we’ve come up with a concept help increase interaction between the creative and entrepreneur scenes:Creative Mixer.
Creative Mixer brings together creatives, hackers, entrepreneurs into a single space to redefine creativity. The first event, held on 15 Dec 2011 at Smartspace, saw a whopping 88 people attending. At each event, we invite eight speakers to enlighten us with bite-sized presentations on creativity across their diverse fields.
Because we believe in collaboration between entrepreneurs, developers and creatives in design, photography, film, architecture, animation/illustration and writing, we would love to have you join us, to create a new, synergistic community of “creative entrepreneurs”.
Creative Mixer 2.0 is happening on 28th March 2012 at Sinema Old School. Registration can be made at www.flickevents.com/creativemixer. More details at www.creativemixer.co.
About the author
Sarah Cheng-De Winne is a media & performing arts professional. She is also the Business Development Manager of creative agency Relay Room.
What will happen when creatives mix it up with hackers? This Thursday, Relay Room and SmartSpace will collaborate with each others to present the Creative and Hacker Mixer. 50 Hackers, Entrepreneurs and Creatives from six different industries: Design, Photography, Film, Architecture, Animation and Illustration will be present. If you would like to share a creative idea in five minutes, you can email email@example.com.
When: Thursday, 15th December 2011
Where: Smartspace, 261 Waterloo Street, #02-24 Waterloo Centre, Singapore 180261 (Map)
Fee: $5 to cover the party food and wine
RSVP by sending an email with your name and email to firstname.lastname@example.org