OMSI and Portland Monthly present part one of the OMSI Science Pub talk series Brain Storm: Exploring the Genesis of Innovation this Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne).
The talks are part of “Brain Storm,” a unique collaboration between OMSI and Portland Monthly to explore creative thinking in science, business, health, technology, and the arts. From a field of 130 nominees, a jury of peers selected 12 leading innovators whose work, creative processes, and personal stories are being presented through an interactive display at OMSI, a series of profiles in Portland Monthly, and onstage in conversation with Portland Monthly editor in chief Randy Gragg.
This week’s guests are Craig Bramscher, founder of Brammo Motors; Doug Tunnell, owner of Brick House Vineyards; and Lorrie Vogel, general manager of Nike Considered Design.
Bramscher has overseen the design and development of the country’s first production line of freeway-worthy (and speed-freak-enticing) electric-powered motorcycles. Since purchasing his iconic Willamette Valley house and farm in 1990, Tunnell has been among the earliest pioneering vintners to employ the holistic methods of biodynamic farming and wine-making. An industrial designer by training, Vogel has helped transform Nike into one of the world’s leading innovators in sustainable manufacturing by, among other things, creating an open-source database for toxin-free manufacturing recipes.
The doors of the Bagdad open at 5pm, program begins at 7pm. $5 is the suggested admission. Minors are permitted if accompanied by parent or guardian.
The Brain Storm series continue, each Monday, October 3 through the 24th.
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