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How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order
Laurie Rosenwald is a New York City-based illustrator, artist, designer, and book creator whose work is a mix of collage, drawing, painting, and storytelling. Rosenwald has created animation, product design, and leads an ongoing popular workshop, "How to Make Mistakes on Purpose."

Three generations of humans have now been molded into results-oriented workers who cannot mess up, and therefore may never innovate either. Shared software, skills, and experiences equal no surprises. Surrounded by the unwavering, reliable results made possible by a machine, we all marinate in this ubiquitous cybersauce. Behold! Thousands of shiny new apps, sites, products, and services that look, feel, and are essentially the same. Because computers don’t make mistakes.

A fresh, colorful guide to discovery, with clearly marked directions and witty prompts, this is a book about living a productive, individualistic life. Whatever your job, it gives you a way to zig while everyone around you can only zag. It will also make you laugh along the way.

Rosenwald will be in conversation with with writer, director, performer, creative director, provocateur, and entrepreneur Risa Mickenberg.

NOTE:  This event will include a mini “Mistakes on Purpose” workshop - no experience necessary. To participate, please have handy 30+ sheets of any kind of blank paper; black marker or crayon, or sharpened pencils; phone with a camera, or digital camera.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of How to Make Mistakes on Purpose from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Rosenwald that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/laurie-rosenwald-how-make-mistakes-purpose-bring-chaos-your-order-fan-program

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Nov 30, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Laurie Rosenwald
Illustrator, artist, designer, and book creator @http://rosenworld.com/
Laurie Rosenwald is a New York City-based illustrator, artist, designer, and book creator whose work is a mix of collage, drawing, painting, and storytelling. In addition to her many editorial illustrations for a wide variety of publications, Rosenwald has created animation, product design, and leads an ongoing workshop, "How to Make Mistakes on Purpose." Her latest book is How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order, released in November 2021. She has designed book jackets as well as books for Vintage, Little Brown, Houghton Mifflin, and Knopf. Her many illustration clients include the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper's, the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Believer, The Baffler and countless others. As a designer, Rosenwald has worked for Ikea, Sony Music, Warner Brothers, Target, the Sundance Channel, Noggin, Bloomingdale's, Barney's, Neiman Marcus, Ogilvy, Jay Walter Thompson, Bravo, Nickelodeon, Conde Nast, and The Whitney Museum.
Risa Mickenberg
Writer, director, performer, creative director, provocateur, and entrepreneur @www.risamickenberg.com
Risa Mickenberg is a writer, director, performer, creative director, provocateur and entrepreneur. She is the author of the bestselling book Taxi Driver Wisdom. Her fiction has been published in Vice, The Baffler, The American Bystander, Purple Magazine Paris, [pank], and The Witness. She wrote the feature film Egg (Tribeca Film Festival 2019), and she is in pre-production on two feature films, Consumed and The Not. Mickenberg is the co-founder of the clothing brand DJOODIE and the CEO of the anti-social telecommunications company Hermette Wireless. She is the singer and lyricist for the cabaret octets Glass Bikini, and Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse. She has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo and is a member of the film faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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