2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Inspired Design: Meditation & Creativity

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Creativity allows us to break through monotony and express the inexpressible. As creators and builders, we push ourselves to the limits in all respects, driving change through our ideas. Carrying this responsibility requires a big vision, lots of energy, and the ability to face uncertainty with courage and equanimity. We all have different ways of clearing our minds - maybe it’s heading to the beach, hiking, cycling - but sadly these activities are too often pushed aside by a lack of time and energy. Even when we do make time, the effects of these activities tend not to last more than a few hours.
Enter meditation. Meditation is not only an amazing tool to re-center and clear the mind, it also rewires the way we operate to keep us in a space of creativity, energy and clarity in the long run. The quality of our work and life is deeply tied to the state of our mind. During this session, we’ll explore the mind’s powerful capabilities and teach practical techniques to help you unplug.



Gopika Prabhu

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Elefint Designs

Gopika is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Elefint Designs. A highly accomplished visual designer, Gopika has devoted her talents to helping good causes communicate their stories, while also advancing design literacy for the social sector. Her work has been featured in various publications including GOOD, .net Magazine, Wired, Design Like You Give a Damn, and Fast Company.

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