Imagination One

Our public facing civic dialogue, currently politicized beyond recognition, is seldom defined through reasoned discussion and considered action. The goal of the Imagination One series is to help uncover qualitative and or quantitative solutions for each unique concern.

Imagination One, organized by Scott Brandon and Martine Dubin, is designed to focus attention on how we perceive and receive information, how we negotiate social concerns, and how we collectively attend to the many issues facing humankind today. More than all, the need for sustained dialogue is recognized regarding the vital role that imaginative thinking and creative action play in society, leading to innovative outcomes.

About the show

Studio: Martine Dubin Company

Official Site: www.imagination.one

HD CC PG-13

About Scott Brandon

Scott Brandon devoted the past 35 years building and researching complex organizational systems, including 25-year tenure as an executive director at Lincoln Center and now as director of Litróf Consulting LLC and President TRaDE Inc. Using his Imagination-Creativity-Innovation (ICI) Index, he delivers a bottom line and outcome-based practice designed to foster inclusion, diversity and equity while improving organizational systems via commerce (transaction), culture (interaction) and education (sustainability).

His latest focus is within healthcare, coining the phrase “precision education” based on diversity metrics and big data. He currently serves as board member for The Corner at Whitman-Walker Center, Design for Change (USA and Global) and he previously served as board chair Compass Charter School and GEMS Americas. Brandon has started numerous ventures, such as the Giveall Foundation USA and TRaDE, a global nonprofit and for profit with interest in healthcare, education and sustainability.

At Lincoln Center, he created the Imagination Conversation (IC), a series of 60 civic dialogues to show how imagination-based outcomes impact change variables, and increased the organizational budget/endowment by over 350%. Currently, Scott is creating concept for another IC series, this time across the globe.

He co-authored “Imagination First” (EBSCO 1% business books, endorsements including Dan Pink, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Judith Jamison) and has been contributing author or shared stage with mentors and luminaries such as Maxine Greene, Ken Robinson, Deepak Chopra, Ervin Laszlo, Tillie Olsen, Adrienne Rich and the Dalai Lama. Scott graduated Ohio State University with a Master's in education/cognition/symbol systems and completed course work for PhD. Previously he was modern dancer, beekeeper, spelunker and Air Force medic. Scott is researcher of systems theory, and how interaction and transaction co-exist across functions.

Imagination Presents

Imagination is one of the most beautiful and important functions of the mind. Imagination is essential to life and a key ingredient for educational and economic success in the 21st century. Imagination Presents is a series connecting businesses, creatives, and social leaders for crossover conversations about the algorithms of their respective industries, and how imagination has benefitted their lives in personal and professional ways.

About the show

HOSTED BY: Ruppa Mikkilineni

MUSIC: Dennis White

8 episodes

LOCATION: Lincoln Center

STUDIO: Martine Dubin COmpany

HD PG-13

About Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts) serves three primary roles: world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. Located in New York City, the performing arts center is a 16.3-acre complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Manhattan. It has thirty indoor and outdoor facilities and is host to 5 million visitors annually. It houses nationally and internationally renowned performing arts organizations including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet. Juilliard School of Music also became part of the Lincoln Center complex.

Visit their website http://lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home

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