The new media world is simply incredible. It’s rich with opportunities to learn and share with platforms that make onboarding, creating, publishing and consuming content approachable by just about anyone. I’ve been blogging since about 2004, producing online videos shortly thereafter and podcasting for the last few years. It wasn’t until recently however that I started to experiment with live-streaming as a host.
In development for about six months, I’m proud to announce “Intersections: Where Ideas and Possibility Converge,” a new weekly series with innovator, author, speaker, musician/composer, and thinker extraordinaire, Mr. John Kao.
Intersections is modeled after jazz improvisationalists, presented as a one-hour conversational jam session. Each week, we dive deep into the intersections of technology, innovation, culture, and ideas. We bring diverse personalities and worldviews together in service of greater understanding and unlearning.
The show logo (above) features the intersection of two different thoughts coming together as one new idea. It was created together with Amy Bernhardt Designs. We just love it!
The show features our amazing friends, mentors, and idols, ranging from two-to-three guests per episode.
Our first show went live on August 27, 2020 with “Episode Zero.” We used our first show to introduce one another and explore the show’s concept, goal, and format. I should also note, that Mr. Kao is also the talent behind the music used in our intro and outro for the show!
Live video is dynamic and we’re experimenting with technology and experiences as we go. From the get go however, we knew that we needed visual accompaniment to graphically record these incredible conversations. John brought his long-time ally Lesley Evers into the mix.
In a word, Lesley is an artist, truly. Her work is highly-regarded, helping to pave new ground for the medium dating back to 2011. Every episode, Lesley brings her unique talent to the screen, visually recording conversations in real-time. Her screen is prominently featured in its own window throughout the show.
When she’s not graphically recording engagements, she’s running her own fashion brand based in Oakland, Calif.
You can see Lesley’s graphic recording of Episode 0 below.
Episode Zero as Graphically Recorded by Lesley Evers
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Where to Find Intersections
Soon, Intersections will reside on its own domain, IntersectionsLive.com.
Please join us!
About John Kao
The Economist John called John “Mr. Creativity” and “A Serial Innovator.” He is a thought leader, entrepreneur and advisor who has played a prominent role in the fields of innovation and business creativity for over 30 years. He taught at Harvard Business School for 14 years and also served as visiting faculty at the MIT Media Lab and Stanford. He is a Tony-nominated producer of film and stage and wrote the bestselling Jamming – The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity. A regular contributor to Forbes.com, he posts frequently on Linkedin and other social media. He chairs the Institute for Large Scale Innovation (ILSI).
Brian Solis | Author, Keynote Speaker, Futurist
Brian Solis is world-renowned digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker and an 8x best-selling author. In his new book, Lifescale: How to live a more creative, productive and happy life, Brian tackles the struggles of living in a world rife with constant digital distractions. His previous books, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design and What’s the Future of Business explore the future of customer and user experience design and modernizing customer engagement in the four moments of truth.
Invite him to speak at your next event or bring him in to your organization to inspire colleagues, executives and boards of directors.