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Conversations from the Director’s Chair.


Join NOW Art Founder, Carmen Zella and South Park BID for an evening of conversation moderated by LA Weekly art critic Shana Nys Dambrot.

With Special Guests:

Refik Anadol | Media Artist

Internationally acclaimed media artist

Specializing in data-driven sculptures and immersive experiences


Brian Duffy | Panasonic

Business Development Executive

Specializing in: bringing awareness of new technology developments to vertical businesses; strategizing, developing, and implementing innovative technology to overcome business challenges.


Joseph Conover | Panasonic

Strategic Manager, Themed Entertainment Solutions

Specializing in: creating, negotiating and executing large scale cross-platform media and entertainment partnerships; driving execution of strategic opportunities through viable financial planning, contractual relationship negotiation with global companies; leading ecosystem teams in product, ops & engineering to deliver best in class customer experiences.


Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. Panasonic’s management philosophy of “contribution to society” has always extended beyond products and services that improve the quality of their customers’ lives. In fact, it encompasses community outreach initiatives in the form of strategic partnerships with not-for-profit organizations, cash and product donations to worthy causes, and formalized programs for employee volunteers to donate their time and effort to the local community.


Paul Chavez | Arup

Technology Design & User Experience for the Built Environment at Arup

Specializing in: audio and video technology, interaction design, user interface design, sound design, product design, architecture, and the future.


Arup  has been active in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, providing engineering, consulting, and planning services on a wide array of projects across several sectors, with a strong focus on how their work contributes to more sustainable, just, and inclusive communities in Southern California and around the world.



Greg Harder | MarkersPlace

Artist Success & Social Media Management

Co-Founder and Director of Communications at Andagain

Minimalist & Abstraction Artist


MakersPlace is an NFT marketplace where individuals can discover and collect truly unique digital creations by the world’s most creative minds. Artists, photographers, writers, and more use MakersPlace to create and sell their work online through the use of blockchain technology. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1624040982369{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”]

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