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Creativity + Play: Molly Hallweaver & Eric Howard

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Thursday, August 15 • 5:30pm

Molly Hallweaver & Eric Howard

Creativity+ presents the second Speakers Series of 2019. The theme is Play: an activity essential to creativity and social well-being, but often overlooked as frivolous or unproductive. Each Creativity+ Play event will feature conversations with two speakers from diverse backgrounds offering their unique perspectives on the topic. Next up are Molly Hallweaver and Eric Howard.

Molly Hallweaver

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Molly grew up in the woods of Maine and then headed west to Santa Cruz for college. She likes to say she earned a degree in Ultimate Frisbee and Surfing with a minor in Neuroscience. After graduating, she got a job as an after-school teacher at a public elementary school in San Francisco and rode her bike across the Golden Gate bridge to work every day (Type 2 fun). She traveled in South America for six months, exploring, volunteering, learning Spanish, and eating empanadas. Molly returned to the East Coast for med school at Tufts University where she played for Brüte Squad, Boston's women's ultimate team, and won a national championship title. She switched coasts again, landing in Sacramento as an emergency resident at UC Davis Medical Center. She now spends most of her time in the hospital working ridiculous hours and, with her limited free time, you'll find her running, biking, climbing, skiing and, of course, playing frisbee.

Eric Howard

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Eric Howard is the co-founder of Fathom, a digital creative studio that makes engaging brand experiences and tells human-driven stories. He has spent the last 15 years exploring the nexus between art and technology. After working for Intel, SAP, Bukwild, and McClatchy’s New Ventures Lab, Eric opened up his own shop in 2018. In addition to building world-class brand and campaign websites, he’s using AR and VR to push the boundaries of creativity in interactive media. When he’s not working, he might be designing games for his indie studio, Lucre Games or cycling around Sacramento, digging in his vegetable garden, or collaborating with local creatives on interactive art installations.

Thursday, August 15 • 5:30pm
WAL Community Room • 1108 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Use the 12th Street Entrance | Doors open at 5:30pm, talks start at 6:00pm