Speaker Profile: David McConville
David McConville is a media artist who designs immersive visualization environments that provide new perspectives on humanity’s home in the cosmos. He is President of the Buckminster Fuller Institute (www.bfi.org), a non-profit organization facilitating convergences across design, art, science, and technology to identify and cultivate whole systems strategies for addressing complex global challenges. He is also co-founder of The Elumenati (www.elumenati.com) design and engineering firm and Creative Director of the Worldviews Network (www.worldviews.net), a collaboration of artists, scientists, and educators using storytelling and visualization to facilitate dialogues about community resilience in science centers across the United States.
The adage “home is where the heart is” suggests the profound emotional connections that exist between a sense of belonging and place. While being “at home” often refers to feeling of being present and comfortably aware of and familiar with one’s immediate surroundings, separation from home can lead to feelings of isolation and estrangement. Becoming conscious of what we mean by “home” is central to understanding our selves.
In this presentation, David McConville considers the importance of different interpretations of this concept. He examines how scientific concepts and artistic imagery have transformed notions of home, illustrating how visual representations can expand our perceptions and radically shift how we view, experience, and interact with the world. He demonstrates how visualizing new perspectives on home can provide intuitive insights into the nature of an emerging ecological paradigm.
Soni Pitts, a TEDxAsheville Organizer
This event is not being organized by the TED conferences — this is an independently organized TED event.