There are tons of cool science & technology celebs speaking at SXSW 2014, but one of the most eagerly anticipated events is Adam Savage’s keynote address.
“The Maker Age: Enlightened Views on Science & Art” is a SXSW talk hosted by Mythbusters star Adam Savage. This event will take place from 2-3pm local time on Monday, March 10.
If you want to tune in, you can watch the event on the SXSW website by clicking here.
Here’s a blurb about the event, courtesy of the SXSW event page:
“Western culture gears us to conceptually place art and science at opposite ends of a spectrum. When we think of art, we may culturally view it as a field where anyone can make their mark; a place of openness, expressiveness and accessibility. However, when it comes to science, we may be more geared to believe that it is a closed, uncreative and unexpressive field where only the hyper-intelligent can succeed. These ideas represent a gross misunderstanding of both fields and do society a grave injustice. Join Adam Savage as he explores the inextricable ties between art and science, dispelling these cultural myths, revisiting the Age of Enlightenment and highlighting luminaries like Leonardo da Vinci, a master of self-expression in the fields of both art and science. We’ll discuss how society may benefit from returning to the clarity that art can be just as rigorous as science, and that science can be just as creative as art.”
If you want to attend the talk in person instead of watching the livestream, Savage will be speaking at the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5, on 500 E Cesar Chavez St. To access the talk, you must have one of the following SXSW badge types: Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge.