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Jeffrey Schnapp

Founder/Faculty Director at metaLAB at Harvard

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 Jeffrey Schnapp Biography

Jeffrey Schnapp is the founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and holds the Carl A. Pescosolido Chair at Harvard University. A cultural historian by training, his work in the domains of knowledge design, digital media, and curatorial practice includes collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Wolfsonian-FIU, the Canadian Center for Architecture, and the Fondazione Cirulli.

His collaborative Trento Tunnels project—a 6000 sq. meter pair of highway tunnels in Northern Italy repurposed as a history museum—was present in the Italian pavilion of the 2010 Venice Biennale of Architecture and featured at the MAXXI in Rome in RE-CYCLE. In 2015, with the architect Greg Lynn and the leadership of the Piaggio Group, he co-founded the Boston-based robotics firm Piaggio Fast Forward. Piaggio Fast Forward’s mobile carrier gita™ has received worldwide coverage and won numerous design and engineering awards, including selection as one of the 2018 Beazley Best Designs of the Year at the Design Museum (London).

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  • Defining Autonomy: Self-Driving Cars are Only the Beginning

    When we talk about autonomous technologies, the conversation often centers on automobiles because right now, they’re the most visible expression of the future of smart machines. But self-driving cars are just the tip of the iceberg, says Jeffrey Schnapp. It’s the entry point to the much bigger domain of personal robotics. But a critical question remains unanswered: what do we want them to do? Schnapp explores various definitions and interpretations of autonomy. For what purposes? In what contexts? He also dissects and discusses the substantial societal, ethical and cultural choices – and consequences – embedded in the tasks we assign to machines. The technology exists, explains Schnapp. But organizations want to know, where are the growth markets? What are the use scenarios? The models of labor? What are the opportunities and the obstacles? And of course, what’s the bigger story and how do they lead customers to buy it and integrate it into their lives? Using the automobile sector and his work with Piaggio Fast Forward as one example, Schnapp delves into these questions and more, providing a broader framework to think about these issues and grab hold of the true value presented by our autonomous future.

  • Historians Make the Best Innovators

    Innovation is critical to the future of work. But the ways in which we talk about, critique and approach it are way too narrow, believes Jeffrey Schnapp. To do innovation right and well requires a much more expanded understanding of how processes of discovery and invention actually happen. Schnapp’s views intersect the ongoing public debate about how innovators are trained and how cultures of innovation are created. Schnapp explores the nature and history of innovation and creativity, and offers real insight into how we create the context in which innovation is enabled, facilitated and flourishes. Innovation isn’t just about forging the new; more importantly, it centers on an ability to put pieces together in imaginative ways from off the shelf and out of the dustbin of history.

  • The Future of Higher Education: Reinvigorate through Redesign

    The contemporary university needs to be reinvigorated, not redesigned simply to promote social justice or “adapt” to the digital age, says Jeffrey Schnapp. Reinvigoration means something different: to create flexible structures of governance and new disciplinary taxonomies that free up researcher-teachers to think, explore, experiment and take risks. He explains how to establish this ethos of in-depth inquiry and serious intellectual play. Such transformative changes will require collective investment in education, teaching and research as public goods – a renewed collective investment that will be repaid by the sort of porous, centrifugal model of university life already emerging around the edges, expressed by everything from MOOCs to a renewed interest in civic or public humanities, to efforts to re-conjoin thinking and making (design education, training through problem solving initiatives, and the like). Schnapp broadly addresses strategies for how to invigorate the contemporary university and render it responsive to contemporary challenges and opportunities.

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Jeffrey Schnapp

Founder/Faculty Director at metaLAB at Harvard

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Jeffrey Schnapp Biography

Jeffrey Schnapp is the founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and holds the Carl A. Pescosolido Chair at Harvard University. A cultural historian by training, his work in the domains of knowledge design, digital media, and curatorial practice includes collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Wolfsonian-FIU, the Canadian Center for Architecture, and the Fondazione Cirulli.

His collaborative Trento Tunnels project—a 6000 sq. meter pair of highway tunnels in Northern Italy repurposed as a history museum—was present in the Italian pavilion of the 2010 Venice Biennale of Architecture and featured at the MAXXI in Rome in RE-CYCLE. In 2015, with the architect Greg Lynn and the leadership of the Piaggio Group, he co-founded the Boston-based robotics firm Piaggio Fast Forward. Piaggio Fast Forward’s mobile carrier gita™ has received worldwide coverage and won numerous design and engineering awards, including selection as one of the 2018 Beazley Best Designs of the Year at the Design Museum (London).

Jeffrey Schnapp Videos

  • Jeffrey Schnapp - Autumn 2019 Baumer Lecture Series
    Jeffrey Schnapp presented the lecture Movability (Mobility) in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28. Schnapp’s...
  • Digital Humanities - Jeffrey Schnapp
    Source - http://serious-science.org/digital-humanities-673 What are the boundaries of the humanities? What are the new forms of production of...
  • Jeffrey Schnapp - "Cold storage" - YouTube

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Jeffrey Schnapp Speaking Topics

  • Defining Autonomy: Self-Driving Cars are Only the Beginning

    When we talk about autonomous technologies, the conversation often centers on automobiles because right now, they’re the most visible expression of the future of smart machines. But self-driving cars are just the tip of the iceberg, says Jeffrey Schnapp. It’s the entry point to the much bigger domain of personal robotics. But a critical question remains unanswered: what do we want them to do? Schnapp explores various definitions and interpretations of autonomy. For what purposes? In what contexts? He also dissects and discusses the substantial societal, ethical and cultural choices – and consequences – embedded in the tasks we assign to machines. The technology exists, explains Schnapp. But organizations want to know, where are the growth markets? What are the use scenarios? The models of labor? What are the opportunities and the obstacles? And of course, what’s the bigger story and how do they lead customers to buy it and integrate it into their lives? Using the automobile sector and his work with Piaggio Fast Forward as one example, Schnapp delves into these questions and more, providing a broader framework to think about these issues and grab hold of the true value presented by our autonomous future.

  • Historians Make the Best Innovators

    Innovation is critical to the future of work. But the ways in which we talk about, critique and approach it are way too narrow, believes Jeffrey Schnapp. To do innovation right and well requires a much more expanded understanding of how processes of discovery and invention actually happen. Schnapp’s views intersect the ongoing public debate about how innovators are trained and how cultures of innovation are created. Schnapp explores the nature and history of innovation and creativity, and offers real insight into how we create the context in which innovation is enabled, facilitated and flourishes. Innovation isn’t just about forging the new; more importantly, it centers on an ability to put pieces together in imaginative ways from off the shelf and out of the dustbin of history.

  • The Future of Higher Education: Reinvigorate through Redesign

    The contemporary university needs to be reinvigorated, not redesigned simply to promote social justice or “adapt” to the digital age, says Jeffrey Schnapp. Reinvigoration means something different: to create flexible structures of governance and new disciplinary taxonomies that free up researcher-teachers to think, explore, experiment and take risks. He explains how to establish this ethos of in-depth inquiry and serious intellectual play. Such transformative changes will require collective investment in education, teaching and research as public goods – a renewed collective investment that will be repaid by the sort of porous, centrifugal model of university life already emerging around the edges, expressed by everything from MOOCs to a renewed interest in civic or public humanities, to efforts to re-conjoin thinking and making (design education, training through problem solving initiatives, and the like). Schnapp broadly addresses strategies for how to invigorate the contemporary university and render it responsive to contemporary challenges and opportunities.

FAQs on booking Jeffrey Schnapp

  • How to book Jeffrey Schnapp?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jeffrey Schnapp for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jeffrey Schnapp, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jeffrey Schnapp or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jeffrey Schnapp?

    Booking fees for Jeffrey Schnapp, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jeffrey Schnapp, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jeffrey Schnapp?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jeffrey Schnapp for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeffrey Schnapp for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jeffrey Schnapp or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jeffrey Schnapp or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jeffrey Schnapp is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jeffrey Schnapp for your event is available upon request. Jeffrey Schnapp generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tim Ferriss, Rebecca MacKinnon, Graham Hill, Muhammad Yunus and Garry Kasparov. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jeffrey Schnapp for an upcoming event.

Jeffrey Schnapp Speaker Videos

  • Jeffrey Schnapp - Autumn 2019 Baumer Lecture Series
    Jeffrey Schnapp presented the lecture Movability (Mobility) in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28. Schnapp’s presentation concerned the granular approach to...
    Digital Humanities - Jeffrey Schnapp
    Source - http://serious-science.org/digital-humanities-673 What are the boundaries of the humanities? What are the new forms of production of knowledge? Professor of Romance Languages & Literature...
  • Jeffrey Schnapp - "Cold storage" - YouTube

Jeffrey Schnapp Speaking Topics

  • Defining Autonomy: Self-Driving Cars are Only the Beginning

    When we talk about autonomous technologies, the conversation often centers on automobiles because right now, they’re the most visible expression of the future of smart machines. But self-driving cars are just the tip of the iceberg, says Jeffrey Schnapp. It’s the entry point to the much bigger domain of personal robotics. But a critical question remains unanswered: what do we want them to do? Schnapp explores various definitions and interpretations of autonomy. For what purposes? In what contexts? He also dissects and discusses the substantial societal, ethical and cultural choices – and consequences – embedded in the tasks we assign to machines. The technology exists, explains Schnapp. But organizations want to know, where are the growth markets? What are the use scenarios? The models of labor? What are the opportunities and the obstacles? And of course, what’s the bigger story and how do they lead customers to buy it and integrate it into their lives? Using the automobile sector and his work with Piaggio Fast Forward as one example, Schnapp delves into these questions and more, providing a broader framework to think about these issues and grab hold of the true value presented by our autonomous future.

  • Historians Make the Best Innovators

    Innovation is critical to the future of work. But the ways in which we talk about, critique and approach it are way too narrow, believes Jeffrey Schnapp. To do innovation right and well requires a much more expanded understanding of how processes of discovery and invention actually happen. Schnapp’s views intersect the ongoing public debate about how innovators are trained and how cultures of innovation are created. Schnapp explores the nature and history of innovation and creativity, and offers real insight into how we create the context in which innovation is enabled, facilitated and flourishes. Innovation isn’t just about forging the new; more importantly, it centers on an ability to put pieces together in imaginative ways from off the shelf and out of the dustbin of history.

  • The Future of Higher Education: Reinvigorate through Redesign

    The contemporary university needs to be reinvigorated, not redesigned simply to promote social justice or “adapt” to the digital age, says Jeffrey Schnapp. Reinvigoration means something different: to create flexible structures of governance and new disciplinary taxonomies that free up researcher-teachers to think, explore, experiment and take risks. He explains how to establish this ethos of in-depth inquiry and serious intellectual play. Such transformative changes will require collective investment in education, teaching and research as public goods – a renewed collective investment that will be repaid by the sort of porous, centrifugal model of university life already emerging around the edges, expressed by everything from MOOCs to a renewed interest in civic or public humanities, to efforts to re-conjoin thinking and making (design education, training through problem solving initiatives, and the like). Schnapp broadly addresses strategies for how to invigorate the contemporary university and render it responsive to contemporary challenges and opportunities.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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