World Maker Faire New York 2013

The New York World’s Fairs: 75 Years of Making Tomorrow

DayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationsVideo Coverage
Saturday3:30 PM4:00 PM

2014 marks the 75th/50th anniversary of the NY 1939/1964 Worlds Fair. These were central events in defining America's post-war future. But yesterday's tomorrow's were created top-down and handed to us as consumers. In this session Peter Hirshberg will look back (with rare footage of fair's past) and look forward, asking, "How might we recognize this anniversary as a celebration of maker cities, our maker future and a more sustainable world of tomorrow?"

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Presenters:

Peter Hirshberg — Chairman

re:imagine Group

Peter Hirshberg is Chairman of Re:imagine Group which shapes strategies at the confluence of economic development, brands and cities. As co-founder San Francisco's Gray Area Foundation for the Arts where he's led initiatives at the forefront of citizen engagement in placemaking, open data and public art. These include San Francisco's Summer of Smart civic hackathon program with 16 mayoral candidates and Urban Prototyping initiatives in Singapore, London, San Francisco, Geneva and Zurich. As advisor to the United Nations Global Pulse project, he's developed addressed the U.N. General Assembly on real-time data for international development Peter is a frequent technology and media industry speaker, having presented at TED, the World Economic Forum, DLD, EG the Entertainment Gathering, and The Aspen Ideas Festival.


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