2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Using Art and Innovation to Illuminate Injustice

Monday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Next Stage
531 E 4th St

How can we wake the world up to the most pressing social injustices of our time? What makes the world care and act? We know news, facts, figures, and “objective” information are losing value and trust rapidly. But what about art? Documentaries and Virtual Reality projects; visual art and collaborative performance pieces. When art and innovation intersect, we see the world through new eyes – a look at what the world is, what it can be, and who we can be in it. These two concepts afford us the opportunity to not just see what’s wrong, but what we can do about it. Meet four artists, innovators & architects of this model explore new methods to merge art & innovation to advance social justice.

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Gabriel Lifton-Zoline

Chief of Staff


Gabriel's work aims to focus on the intersection of art, news, and politics. As Chief of Staff of RYOT, a media company and virtual reality documentary film studio that seeks to create projects tha...

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Hayley Pappas at SXSW

Hayley Pappas

Head of Films


As Head of Films for RYOT, Hayley has the privilege of working directly at the intersection of media, innovation, and social change. With RYOT she's produced award-winning documentaries and over a ...

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Matthew Cooke


Matthew Cooke

n 2013 Cooke released his directorial debut HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS produced by Bert Marcus Productions and Adrian Grenier featuring Eminem, 50 Cent, Susan Sarandon, Woody Harrelson and mor...

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Yosi Sergant

Community Organizer

Task Force

Yogi Sergant has worked in community organizing, communications, marketing and business development for over 15 years - integrating art, music, and culture into his work whenever possible. During t...

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