TEDxFSCJ Salon: Leonardos of the 21st Century


2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance man or “polymath” whose genius spanned an astonishing array of disciplines.

In today’s digital age, poets and scientists, designers and architects are rediscovering this vision, cultivating expertise in multiple fields and challenging the boundaries that separate the arts and sciences.

Join TEDxFSCJ for Leonardos of the 21st Century, a salon exploring how the Renaissance or polymath ideal is finding renewed expression across the First Coast. Hosted by local artists Princess Simpson Rashid and Mark Creegan, the evening will feature five creative innovators:

  • Ben Atkinson, ecologist and poet at Flagler College

  • Jonathan Cantor, architect and Vice President atRS&H, exploring how built environments impact human health and the health sciences

  • Caitlín Doherty, Director, MOCA Jacksonville

  • Clark Lunberry, UNF Professor of English, interdisciplinary scholar and artist whose work includes poetry installations

  • Kedgar Volta, Creative Director of Castaño Group, connecting digital and physical environments through interactive media

The salon will be held Thursday, February 28,
7-9 p.m. at MOCA Jacksonville.