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Mentor Session: Anna Beatrice Scott

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Anna Beatrice Scott Master Conduit Vita Vibrare

I am a pattern master. With exceptional lateral thinking, I can usually find a connection and pattern between any given set of ideas, projects, actions. Because of this, I am an entertaining and daunting moderator. It's unusual that I can't take a conversation to a point of implementation. I make people make things happen.

People who visited my mentor table last year went on to take their crazy idea to market. If you're ready to admit that you are changing the world, come talk to me.

My current interests reside in crowdfunding. I'm building a platform, launching a news site, and creating an Atlas on the topic. Basically, I love sharing, rewarding, and making cool shi(f)t happen. Crowdfunding is a great way to do all of those.

When I am not instigating change on my own or through third parties, I spend my time dancing and throwing dinner parties (that often have the result of changing the world so they may not count). I tinker with 21st century storytelling tools, especially augmented reality. And I "read" sci-fi shows, movies and novels for glimpses of the future that already always exists for us. I an enmeshed with quantum storytelling right now (see what I did there).

Then, I spend the rest of my time making large interactive, improvisational performance pieces that function like MECE trees in a romper room.

My biz is an in arts-in-action consultancy. Clients include EnderTech, Vonigo, Birch Gold, Hint Mint, Idea Project, TEDxSkidRow, The Audacious Group. Commissions and collaborators include Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, REDCAT, Sheron Wray & Texterritory, Aimee Allison &, Ritsu Katsumata, Meg Wolfe, and Ulysses Jenkins.

I am an escaped academic, and have the books and articles to prove it.