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Wednesday, November 18th

8:00 PM

The Pacific Standard

Psychedelics and Creativity: An Open Mic Night at the Pacific Standard

Wednesday, November 18th

8:00 PM

The Pacific Standard

Are you a “creative” (artist, writer, architect, etc.) whose work has been affected or even inspired by psychedelics?

Do you have a story to tell about how psychedelics have changed your life?

This will be a good opportunity for you to get up and share. Although this is an “open mic” night, we’re looking for people who’d like their work or story to be featured beforehand.

So far, the following individuals have committed to presenting:

Anthony David Adams is an artist, activist, shaman, entrepreneur and high performance coach here in Brooklyn. He will discuss his experience with psychedelics and how they helped orient his life/career goals around intimacy and love. His most recent consumer product success is “The Love Game“, a card game designed to help people fall in love and based on “The 36 Questions That Lead to Love.”

Robert Nathan Davis is a Brooklyn based artist who used psychedelics to overcome a decades long struggle with serious depression. His psychedelic experiences have also inspired his artwork. Robert will discuss both the impact psychedelics have had on his personal and professional life. http://robertdavis.info

Michael Koutsoubis has recently founded a virtual reality startup geared towards serving the architecture industry. He will briefly talk about his undergraduate thesis, which involves the design of psychedelic institutions in a post-prohibition world. He wants to collaborate with writers, artists, and designers to further develop some of these ideas into a magazine.

Colin Pugh will tell his story on how MDMA helped occasion a religious transformation, which changed his views concerning religion and ethics.

Chase Hanna is a Rhode Island based artist and tattooist whose gift of creativity manifests via a number of mediums: painting, metal working, tattooing, sculpting, and woodwork.  Chase’s creations have a habit of transfixing the viewer into a state of near-trance, evoking images of tribalism and American shamanistic aesthetics. Chase will discuss his craft and inspirations, along with displaying some of his works. https://www.facebook.com/ChaseHannaCreations/

There will be time for others to come up and share as well.

Look forward to seeing you all there!