My guest today is Janet Galore, Creative Director of Amazon's Retail Experience Concept Lab. The Concept Lab is a department that looks 3-5 years ahead and explores potential retail experiences that could be possible in that time.
Janet is all about working at the intersection of emergent technologies and design and her past gigs include being an executive producer at Zombie VR Studios where they made the first VR exclusive computer game called Locus and as Speech Director of Microsoft's Advanced Strategies and Research where she worked on long term strategy for the company.
In 2015, Janet and her husband bought "The Grocery", a historic building in the Beacon Hill district of Seattle that started its life as a grocery store in 1929. They have turned the space into a creative space where they regularly host events, exhibits and performances (I first met Janet at one of these events).
Today, we talk about Janet's path into technology and design, we talk about the creative process and what it means to evaluate art and we talk about The Grocery and why staying small can be awesome.
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- history and interest in mathematics
- early work in tech
- the life of a creative director at Amazon
- showing your work in design
- notes on managing creatives
- learning from mistakes
- evaluating art in context
- the grocery: past, present and future
- managing panic
- Euler's Identity
- Gödel's incompleteness theorems
- Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
- The Yes Men
- Arts Corps
- The Grocery Studios
- Mechatronics Art Exhibition @ The Grocery
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