At the fifth annual Museum Conference, museum and cultural professionals from Greece, the U.S. and the UK will examine how museums and other cultural organisations can engage with diverse audiences and drive changes in society.
The Festival in Drama travels: its first stop is the hospitable venue of the cine TRIANON. From 29th October to 4th November the Festival in Drama presents the Greek program of the 38th Festival, the Balkan Panorama and the awarded films of the 21st International Short Film Festival. The Greek awarded films of this year's festival will open and close the programme.
The 5th Museum Conference, co-organized by the Benaki Museum, the U.S. Embassy in Athens, and the British Council, will focus on these topics. Prominent speakers from Greece, the U.S., and the U.K. will share ideas and insights on how museums and other cultural institutions can function as change agents in society.
From Pac-Man, Super Mario and Tetris to Gravity and Inception, from Björk to will.i.am from the Back Eyed Peas, from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to Augmented Reality and from the Industrial Revolution to 3D printing, the "Digital Revolution" exhibition showcases the impact of digital technology on the evolution of the Arts, design, music, fashion, film and video games. The future is here and it's made out of algorithms and pixels.
Julie Karatzis is the founder and owner of Cartoules Press, a design studio that uses the traditional "letterpress" technique. She was raised in Belmont, California but now lives in Long Beach. Her family is from Kefalonia. Karatzis used to work in public relations at the firm Secret Agent PR. The company's clients included Dwell on Design, GOOD Magazine, the Los Angeles Design Festival, and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles.
Konstantin Kakanias is a draughtsman, painter, animator, sculptor, ceramicist, gardener, and all-around demiurge. His work has appeared in many gallery shows and international media, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the The Observer. Kakanias has close links with the fashion world, having collaborated on a book with DVF - Diane von Furstenberg and on ad campaigns with Tiffany & Co.andBarneys New York.
Penny Manis is the Director of Business Programming at CNNInternational in New York. Her family comes from Patras, and she is a first-generation Greek-American who grew up in New Jersey. She won two Emmy awards for leading the team that covered the earthquake in Haiti for the prominent CNN news program "Anderson Cooper 360." She was also awarded the Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 U.S. Presidential election campaign.
Dr. Stratakis is a pediatric endocrinologist who is an investigator at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The Institute is part of the National Institute of Health, which is located outside Washington, DC.