Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Scott Huckabay Loop Theatrics

A snip of his performance at Blue Lotus House on Feb 6, 2010, Maui Hawaii.

Friday, August 07, 2009

A Bit Of Progress - First Baby Steps in Quite A While

Just to keep you up to date. A new art lover and I have been meeting
(along with a lovely lady) with the idea of re-establishing VMI as
location based entertainment to serve two industries. I bet you can
guess which!

There are new ways of doing business these days. A question one must
ask themselves is, "what is the business that most people know they
want to transact?," i.e. eating out, buying a recording, processing
images, etc. -- but what about the business, of giving them what they
need - whether or not they know it?!

How to find out what one really needs is after all at the crux of all
we do. What will make me happy if I'm not and what will fill
whatever need it happens to be at any given time? Answering those
questions for audience members (and having them get their own
authentic answers) becomes the "game of the show." How do we craft
the show and use the artists who've been curated to best advantage to
this end: PRONOIA.

How does one processes and engage audience members sufficiently, to
allow them to reveal (to themselves) their weakness or lack, in a way
that will educate, entertain (while not embarrassing them) and give
them permission to let us know that need -- so C3VoS can attend to
their need by connecting them with someone already present in the
room, or then certainly then through the Internet and/or other
membership/community resources.

I believe transformation is a process. The audience must be subtlety
guided into interactivity and liberation from their natural reserve
when presented with some experience that while attractive enough to
draw them in, has really not revealed now the show will unfold. So
there is a natural tension in the room. A controllable tension that
actually helps us sell the product. Creativity and Art... Freedom of
expression. In fact who here needs a good yell!? Let's let some of
the day's tension go. I'd like you to follow me and say something
simple as loud and creatively as you can, something like "I LOVE
MAUI!" Just keep saying it and use different voices... etc.

Normally, an audience will be guarded and hushed. Only a few
boisterous, brave or unabashed people would be interacting before the
curtain. People get especially timid when asked to respond to the
MC's probing questions or requests, i.e. Can I have six volunteers
for a fun experience? Much easier is "who here is from Maui, can you
raise your hands?" ok so now we have a bit of physical loosening - as
we continue to work the crowd to lighten things up.

We want to stimulate more of the give and flow, both in thought and
body which in itself will go a long way towards making the event more
memorable. This liberation from reserve becomes the first objective/
challenge in the first layer of the show, i.e working the room.

It helps to set an example of silliness. This releases the audience
from their expectations and careful, tentative responsiveness. We
give them permission to let go of any idea they will be judged for
whatever their response. This is where the yes, no game comes in

I like to tell a very personal story everyone can relate too. I tell
the story of Niki Nemerouff who taught "the stroke workshop" about
conditional vs unconditional love. Can anyone tell me the difference?
[It would take a really brave person to respond to this one, but you
never know]. And so continues to process of drawing the audience in.

Everyone wants to laugh and have fun. The more the audience can be
tickled up front, the easier it will be during the VMI event to
encourage, engage and cause interaction with the featured visionary

I can't tell you how good it feels to have someone with a great
business background take an interest in this work. Thank You Thank
You Thank You!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Interesting Link 4 video content creators; VMI on BLIP?


Let's not forget about our content distribution deals; adding
breakthrough content to distribution channels like Blip. I favor Blip
over YouTube for my art:




Sent from my iPhone
Love, Blessings & Peace,

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fwd: c3 ArtMind: Pitch and Close the Deal, July 30

Hi John, Rainelle

Have a look at this post.  The C3 folks and I have been discussing grounding Creativity Cafe Edutainment Concepts (VMI events) at C3; their LA Art Center.  

They, like you were very focused on delivering online services until I mentioned that only 20-30% of folks are online.  IMHO there needs to be a "transitional-transformational" resource center where "luddites" can also take advantage of Cyber Communication advances, resources and services without having to know Geek! 

CCafe becomes a meeting-melting ground to help erase the digital divide and ease people's acceptance-understanding-ramifications of current and future earth changes/technology shifts. VMI is the "front door"  to understanding how CCafe can become a local-global "EarthStation Situation Room;" a bridging place to help those ready to accept responsibility for change and gain mentors and resources; without taking a heavy economic hit (or suffering through learning curves) to advance their personal path.

Please keep these folks in mind for once we get the game going on Maui.  

Blessings and Peace,

Begin forwarded message:

Date: July 24, 2009 12:43:09 PM HST
To: "pedro" <peter@creativity.net>
Subject: c3 ArtMind: Pitch and Close the Deal, July 30
Reply-To: "c3 Events" <contact@consciouscreativity.org>

c3 ArtMind and Big Vision Studios present:
Pitch, Close the Deal and Get Funded
July 30, 7pm-9pm

Interested in learning how to raise funding for films and other projects? Seasoned financier & investor relations Pro Wayne Repich will teach you what you need to start doing right away to succeed.

c3: Center for Conscious Creativity is collaborating with Big Vision Studios to bring you this enligtening event.  This seminar offers practical advice and tools that you can put to use effectively and immediately.

"This will address Investor Relations, as it applies to filmmakers seeking private equity financing from high net-worth individuals (HNWI). There are no 'secrets' given, but rather a candid discussion and presentation of the tasks and processes you need to implement during preparation, creation of your team, pitching, closing and follow-up to successfully gain an investor's confidence." Wayne Repich (http://www.waynerepich.com)



  • 630-7PM Arrival and Networking
  • 7-9PM
    * Pitching to Investors
    * Negotiating With Investors
    * Closing the Deal & Follow-Up
    * Branding, Social Media & Web Presence
  • 9-930PM Q&A and wrap out.

Time: Thursday, July 30, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Big Vision Studios - 58 E Santa Anita Av, Burbank, CA 91502
Tickets: $10 at the door with prior reservation.


Also coming up:

c3 Healing Arts and Create Your Health present: 
Alternative Health Networking Meet & Greet Mixer
July 28, 7-9pm

A monthly gathering for healers and those interested in alternative healing, to build relationship, have fun, and share and/or learn about alternative health, healing, and creating our world. Join us on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 pm in Silver Lake.

Time: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Mi Alma, in the garden, 4106 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets: free

c3 Open House

July 27, 7-9pm

Want to learn more about the c3 VisionLAB project planned for the 2010 LA Opera Citywide RING FESTIVAL?  Want to discover what we are up to with c3?   Are you interested in supporting c3? This presentation will give you an overview of c3 VisionLAB 2010 State of the Arts, c3 as a business, and how you might be able to participaste and co-create our adventures and/or become part of the c3 team.

Time: Monday, July 27, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: c3 @ the Brewery, 600 Moulton Ave, Suite 204, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Tickets: free

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fwd: Greetings from Australia!

Hi Gary,

As you well know, most of us (creative folk) need lessons in prosperity consciousness and don't interface easily with the business world. So I'm grateful for this information as I'm sure others will be.

Creative people a lot of times have low self-esteem which doesn't help with wealth building. V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media has long been dedicated to serving creative people, both with edutainment events that are nurturing and that lead to new marketing opportunities and sales (besides easily making new friends).   V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink is a Creativity Cafe Core Technology designed to spread information like this to audience members and artists alike.

I am posting your note on my new blog [http://vmimas.wordpress.com/] to help spread the word.

Begin forwarded message:

From: gary wohlman <>
Date: July 28, 2009
To: "Peter H. Rosen" <>
Subject: Greetings from Australia!

Dear Peter,

Here's the info i promised you!

I'm writing you, as a long-time friend, to let you know that a dear friend of mine named Rik Schnabel, who also happens to be one of Australia's most successful NLP trainers and coaches, is coming to Honolulu and Maui in August -- and he is leading some special single evening events -- He has created a program called "Wealth Club thhat he is taking all over the world, of which I am a part, that is designed to assist people like you and me to shift into new levels of wealth creation and a mindset and life style of freedom that we have been dreaming about for years...

If there's any chance you can go to this event, and also invite your firends who are ready to change their lives in this way, I can't encourage you enough to take advantage of this opportunity, I'm also happy to speak with you about this on the phone, on Skype, as well as give you further info via email between now and then. it would be good to re-connect with you, anyway, after all these years!

What are these Wealth Clubs all about? 

While teaching people who get involved some basic principles of wealth creation, Rik has merged this within an amazing PHONE OPPORTUNITY that saves hundreds of dollars a month on phone bills ~ with a new advanced technology that uses electricity and satellite transmission rather than phone lines, that -- starting in just a few weeks -- on the 17th August -- for the 1st time in Australia -- is launching a new video phone here in OZ, so you can connect with people all over the world and see each other as you enjoy this same advanced technology together -- this videophone is already available in America for $30/month (with no extra costs!) for unlimited national and international calling... 

This is like Skype yet better, as I've recently discovered Skype actually has no privacy (in using Skype, people can actually tap into whatever is being transmitted). And with this new service, you can reach people on their telephones whether or not they are on-line.. What a treat to connect face-to-face more easily with clients, and those nearest and dearest, from all around the world -- without having to leave home!

This is not only an opportunity to save hundreds of dollars a month, it's also set up to have you make money for every phone call that is made through anyone you introduce to the system. It's fabulous! I'm so excited about it, I'm telling everybody I can who travels extensively (or would rather not) and wants to make closer genuine contact with all kinds of people, all over the world... If this interests you, too, visit the "Phone Opportunity" area on my website's sub home page "Living Art" for more details... I'm happy to let you know more as to how you can benefit from getting involved with this, as well, if you're interested...

Better yet, it would be great for you to show up at the event Rik is running in your area, which you have to register for [no charge] See links below...

Looking forward to hearing from you, and also knowing what best phone numbers I can reach you on at what choice of times in the next couple of weeks before Rik arrives...

Wealth Club Hawaii
Wealth Beyond Limits! Hawaii 2009

  MAUI   Tues. 11 Aug. 7pm - 9pm
   To reserve your Maui seat - Click Here
   Mon. 24 Aug. 5:30pm - 8:30pm 
   To reserve your Waikiki seat - Click Here

For more information or to join us - Click Here 

Wealth Beyond Limits! is an introduction to Wealth Club as we continue our global launch of Wealth Club International. Rik's love of Hawaii and its people takes him to the sunny isles of Hawaii to launch his passion for creating effective change through knowledge applied. 

Wealth Club is a unique way to learn how to create cash flow and then focus upon growing your cash flow into wealth. It is a serious program for serious players that wish to play a bigger game. Money changes everything.

Looking forward to hearing from you, so we can re-connect and explore more ways we can be of mutual support

Blessings from near and far,


Dr Gary Wohlman (Elijah)
Founder & Director, Wohlman Wellness & Coaching & Amber Phoenix Pty Ltd


-------------------------------------------  end fwd --------------------

This blog is dedicated to receiving posts about V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink: The Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking Events (and other CCafe ripe info) which I am happy to say could soon be back in production -- thanks to two wonderfully experienced business people. 

Both John P and Rainelle L  are seasoned pro's with a flair for the Creative. I am so thankful to both for showing up at just the right time -- or was it me showing up in THEIR lives at just the right time?   :-)

Her's a Toast to You dear friend for keeping in touch, sending good vibes and practicing PRONOIA!

Peter Rosen on behalf of...
Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media, 501c3)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

LIVE CINEMA NIGHTS | artificialeyes.tv


I just found about about this Visual Music group and what they are
doing in Europe. Is Europe just a step away from Creativity Cafe


Open Media Nights i.e. Live Cinema Night shares some of the ideas of
V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking
Events -- which I would like to see included in the next round of
productions; having an electro-media artist as one of the 6-8 slots
on any given showcase.


Friday, July 24, 2009

V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink: The Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking Event

Dear Gentleperson,

I am a producer of edutainment events where artists using technology for humanity are featured. I would like to include your Data Glove in one of our upcoming V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking Events.  Would it be possible to obtain the loan of a demonstration unit?

FYI:  In 1994, I was working with Ed Severinghaus* up in San Francisco who had invented the "Body Synth." Do you know it/him? His device can be seen in one of Creativity Cafe's promotional videos:

It had no need for tethering, so I am wondering if you are considering (or do you already have) a wireless data glove (sock, cap, belt) that performers might use for control of multimedia and music?

Thanks for the consideration!


Founder and Director
Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services  (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media, 501c3)
Producer - Coordinator
• CREATIVITY CAFE:  A New School/Edutainment Space, Living Gallery and Sanctuary for Conscious Creativity
• KidCast for Peace: Solutions for a Better World -- a tele-activity helping to shape our future world 
• V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink: Artists' Showcase and Networking Events
           www.Creativity.net       &            www.Creativity.com
           USA Phone:  1+808-875-4747    Skype: CCafe_maui

Twitter: CCafe    Facebook: 
Artists Serving the Community Using Art and Technology for Humanity

Friday, July 10, 2009

Adobe Offers Free Webinars

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Fwd: Raw Spirit Radio - (The Best in Raw Enlightainment & RawK Music)

Your Host Kennedy Carr! Click Title Link

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Free PodGuides Multimedia Travel Guides - The Production Application That Make them is free also

Check it out! I would imagine this application along with proper
marketing to travel writers and photographers, would kick off a craze
- given its now 2 years after the software's author last updated his
web site; and iPhones and iPod devices have exploded in usage. Check
out PodGuides, and companion PodGuide maker: http://podguides.net/
to download these FREE, cool audio-image travel guides for your
iDevice (that come with PDF versions).

Here is a map of locations where people like you and me have posted
guides. Its hard to believe how many people have created these
things! There must be a reason for it? What do you think the reason
is: http://bit.ly/SqMNK

Aloha, MauiMacMan

Wednesday, June 24, 2009



Wow, SIGGRAPH IN NEW ORLEANS! That's very tempting except I will not be coming East until end of September this year. So if you go, please let us know how it went for you!? If you are into computers and graphics, games, science and or medicine, NOTHING beats exposure to the cutting edge technology and ideas/people who exhibit and attend this premiere conference and trade show on how Magic of one's mind is conveyed convincingly in film, thanks to the state of the art in computer graphics. Facinating!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

START MOBILE launches Mobile Art Galleries – Art For Your iPhone

San Francisco, CA – START MOBILE, the mobile art company, today announced the launch of sixteen mobile art galleries for the iPhone, featuring curated art wallpapers from some of the world’s premier emerging and underground artists. START MOBILE wallpaper galleries for the iPhone are now available via the Apple App Store, and featured artists include Justin Bua, Ricky Powell, Shepard Fairey, Sugarluxe, Drew Brophy, Mark Wasyl, Kelly Towles, Tricia Choi, Felix LaFlamme, and Luke Feldman.
“The iPhone represents a new modality for the discovery, ownership, and appreciation of digital art, and creates a new mechanism for artists and designers globally to monetize their talents,” observed artist Chandra Michaels, the creator of the Sugarluxe iPhone Gallery. “This truly is New Art for a New Medium.”
The Days Of Paying $1.99 For A Single Clip-Art Mobile Wallpaper Are Over
“Over the last five years, mobile consumers globally have purchased billions of wallpapers to personalize their mobile devices,” according to John Doffing, the founder of START MOBILE. “With the launch of our first artist wallpaper galleries for the iPhone, mobile consumers are able to get decidedly More compelling content – for Half the typical retail price of a single static wallpaper.”
START MOBILE iPhone Galleries each feature a bundled collection of curated artist wallpapers, delivered as 99¢ iPhone applications. “Rather than clip-art wallpapers of sports cars and bikini models, START MOBILE is bringing curated collections of New Art at a New Price to iPhone users around the world,” observed Christina Samala, START MOBILE’s Creative Director. “We are using technology to bring art directly to the people, inspired by what Maxfield Parrish did a century ago using what was then the cutting-edge technology of mass reproduction.”
START MOBILE art galleries for the iPhone feature exclusive images created by the world’s premier emerging and underground artists, delivered as mobile wallpapers directly to the picture library of the iPhone. All the mobile art wallpapers are optimized for display on the iPhone, and all the images included in the gallery can be ‘flipped’ to reveal additional information about the respective artists. “If you are in a real-world art gallery or museum and you see something special, you can learn more about it by reading the placard,” observed Doffing. “We attempted to emulate this experience within the context of our mobile art galleries for the iPhone.”
START MOBILE galleries for the iPhone also include a unique Picture Frame feature. Simply tap the Play icon on the toolbar, and the iPhone is transformed into a digital picture frame which cycles through every image in the gallery at five-second intervals. The START MOBILE Picture Frame over-rides the auto-lock setting so you can enjoy an arty slideshow while the iPhone is docked and charging.
Mobile Coupons?
The final screen in many of the START MOBILE Wallpaper Galleries can be ‘flipped’ to reveal a Mobile Coupon for a special discount code on Big Wall Graphics from START Moving Pictures. “With our iPhone Mobile Coupons, we are attempting to connect ‘virtual goods’ with real-world art,” according to John Doffing, the founder of START MOBILE. “Several of our first iPhone artist galleries include a ‘mobile coupon’ which provides a discount code on ‘real art’ from the same artist featured in the mobile gallery.” Future START MOBILE applications for the iPhone will feature exclusive mobile wallpaper galleries from the world’s leading artists and brands.
START MOBILEBig Wall GraphicsDownload and Purchase
START MOBILE is committed to a vision of Art For Everyone & Art For Everywhere. START MOBILE has been bringing New Art to mobile devices globally since 2005. Copyright 2005-2009 START MOBILE. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Apple granted patents for 3D browsing, 3D interaction

Apple has been granted patents for 3D movie browser technology and responsive avatars. The first patent relates to three-dimensional movie browsing or editing, with a focus on Final Cut Pro. It also relates to other Apple technologies like the iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV and software like iTunes and QuickTime. The most common example of the 3D browser is Apple's Cover Flow. An interesting side...

Again this brings me to wanting to find someone at Apple receptive to my ideas for an interactive night club *(and day club) where (creative) people gather for exchange, collaboration, access to tools, social networking, and most importantly, sales and marketing of one’s creative progeny.

for Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media, 501c3)

PS: for more details about how this technology will be utilized in Creativity Cafe, listen to this podcast:

Gabcast! The Adventures of Shiloh Bones #10

and subscribe to future Creativity Cafe podcasts

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Our Entrecard Pay Out Money will be Shared by Active Creative Cafe members. Tell us how do you want this done? - Creative Cafe

Aloha Jason and Marc,

Speaking of money (see below for specifics re the subject), Marc had
suggested brought to my attention an interesting film:


which basically speaks of the underpinnings of the use of Money on
Earth, how its failing and what to do about it - mirroring my
thoughts about how a Creativity Cafe would PAY its patrons for
Edutainment Programs and Experiences they collaborate on.

Interesting times call for out of the box thinking. Therefore If you
have a chance to read this book:

Meaning... the Secret to Being Alive by Cliff Havener (highly


Which speaks to societal changes now taking place, why they are
happening, and how a creative, out-of-the-box person is now poised
for profit. I hope it helps?

PS: Along these lines, I watched a wonderful documentary last night
on TV (PBS.org) that speaks about the changes in our midst and how to
navigate trying times: http://www.transformationage.org/ The program
comes with videos and lesson plans: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/transformationage/lesson-1.html
, posted as fodder for educators and
edutainers. Good stuff all!

PPS: CREATIVE CAFE (not to be confused with Creativity Cafe; though I
do have a CCafe placeholder page up on Ning: http://creativecafe.ning.com/profile/CreativityCafe)
is suggesting an online money system for their members. I wonder what
you think about it? Is it something that could scale up and reach
those not online (through physical CCafe's?): http://

Friday, February 20, 2009

OpenCU - Replacing CU-SeeMe for Multi-point Video Confernecing - KidCast for Peace

As you know, KidCast for Peace: Solutions for a Better World got its start in the very earliest days of video broadcasting on the Net.

Now one of our associates, Marc Manthey is putting the finishing touches on a new (open source) multi-point video chat and conference software. It will eventually run on multiple platforms and become a ubiquitous way for those wanting to see and hear each other in groups via the Net, to have a very transparent client - that will offer some amazing connectivity and peer group cooperative tools across multiple platforms. Stay tuned. Check out the OpenCU blog:


where we expose Creativity Cafe and its intentions for your benefit!

A group is working together on the OpenCU video chat project along with programmers Marc has drawn to the project. They are now part of his development team.

Thanks Marc for being one of the unsung champion's of Creativity Cafe. Yeah team!

Creativity Cafe @ Children's Interactive Expo 1998 - My Saga & Last Hurrah in SF!

Dear Sharon,

It was wonderful to spend some time with you after all these years
and to learn you are connected with the Conscious Creativity Folks --
whom I will visit in LA. Congratulations on up-leveling your web
site. Creativity Cafe's site sure needs a makeover too!

Since you mentioned Ft. Mason... I thought you might like learn
about my Fort Mason experience. I had designed and produced a 200
computer Creativity Cafe Edutainment Center installation for the 1998
Children's Interactive Expo:


It was my last CCafe production in SF after five years of trying to
ground the vision of Creativity Cafe there. FYI, I was screwed out of
the fee I was promised by the producer: a rather sour ending to end
my 20 years of dedication to a dream. I came back to where I am now
in Maui to lick my wounds and recover.

Don't get me wrong, there were many successes (and friendships made)
along the way and loads of failures, but I carried on in spite of it
all, trusting the vision that remains so clear as the writing on my
wall will unfold in its own good time. I have given up for the
moment, trying to push it into existence.

My life in SF began in 1994. I had flown into Los Angeles from Maui
-- and shipped my van over to drive up the coast, knowing I would
need it for the five years I would be in San Francisco. I had given
myself twenty years to manifest Creativity Cafe or forget it, and
this five years was the end of the run: making twenty years of
dedication to the vision God has planted and is perfecting in me.

Unfortunately the ending was as rough as the start! Perhaps God was
trying to tell me to shuck all the passion, drive and feeling of
right time/place'ness of my being -- and of my life's investment in
serving Earth's Creative Spirits (everyone)? I don't think so, but....

Before leaving Maui, I had signed up to attend IBI in Long Beach
where I had to go to pick up my van at the docks and where I slept
during the training. Three months prior, I had finished the week-long
Creativity Cafe/KidCast for Peace: Solutions for a Better World
installation at the SIGGRAPH Convention at the Orlando FLA.
Convention Center (that took 6 months of planning).

I carried/shipped 3/4 of my gear from Hawaii, stopping into my SF
office to pick up more technology and set dressing before hauling it
all to Florida and then back to my San Francisco office to do the
C.I.E. event at Ft. Mason.

After the IBI training and after making great contacts at the
Digital World Convention -- the very place our V.A.R.I.O.U.S.
membership had designed and built the very first Creativity Cafe
prototype at FutureWorld Expo, I drove up to San Francisco in my van
-- that had been my mobile home for the last year on Maui. Only, I
didn't make it... immediately. The drive shaft fell out that had been
repaired by a service station on the mainland as soon as I'd landed.

I was on a do-or-die-mission to manifest Creativity Cafe, the last
five years! I had just borrowed $4K to do the IBI training in
preperation for success and then my Dodge Tradesman Van died just
before Bakersfield, but that is another story. (I had to wait three
days in sweltering heat, with my nose to the air conditioner of a
flea-bag hotel room, for my friend 180 miles away in LA to find and
deliver a new drive shaft). I was shafted for sure as you will soon

Sill my passion persisted despite all obstacles and set backs (and
bad backs) given the foundational idea behind building a network of
networking venues is so compelling, i.e. to have a local place to tap
into, extract and apply collective community creativity --- for
personal, community and public (global) benefit/problem solving
goodness -- while providing educational services to the public in fun
and friendly ways.

Since education is key to any progress we -- as a society might make
in "watering" our future leaders and since institutionalized learning
is unable to keep up with rapidly changing times/technology/spiritual
growth/evolution, I jumped at the opportunity for doing *** yet
another *** Creativity Cafe installation, this time at the Children's
Interactive Expo at Fort Mason, for little more than sweat equity (it
turned out) --- in the hopes of a permanent facility being borne out
of my work that the Expo CCafe demonstration project would present:


It turned out to be my SF swan song. I had worked so hard for three
months in planning/coordinating/executing the Children's Expo project
(beginning the moment I packed up from a most magical SIGGRAPH
experience and week-long CCafe installation) -- but that is yet
another story).

I was promised $3K... that never came. I was not paid a cent!!! The
show opened, I had done the work and installation and now when I
asked the producer to come through with her end of our agreement, she
said "sorry, no money!" You might imagine how pissed I was and how I
went off on the producer big time -- the opening day of the show!

She claimed to have made no money (surely true) and told me her sob
story and said "sorry, I can't pay you." Imagine what that did to my
psyche -- after three months of dedicated effort and back breaking
labor to support her project. I had to threaten to tear down our "new
school" myself and two volunteers had produced for her. She had
played me so well, I didn't ask for money up front. The prices we
artists pay for portfolio pieces!

Documentation from other installations can be found here: http://

I will be checking your ATMA site out more but I noticed (in sharing
the link with some friends) that you have already made mention of me,
thanks :-)

BTW, I will be posting a letter from a comrade in arms who concisely
spells out some key concepts in our shared vision. I will be meeting
with her on the East Coast and report. Thanks for meeting with me.
Sometimes a friendly smile is all it takes to keep one in the game.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Something Got Turned On Today @ Creativity Cafe

I find myself in Kahului at Coffee Roasters, one of my favorite hang outs and office outposts.

Today by making some changes in web pages, sending some emails (including the one that posted to this blog), I hereby set in motion next years KidCast for Peace: Solutions for a Better World teleactivity.

This action was spurred by getting an email alerting me to the fact my cousin Michelle, has a children's organization involved with their welfare and health.

My old friend Patricia Rife put me back in touch with Ashie of Heart-In-Action Enterprises -- whom Paul Holman of Transformational OM originally connected me with a year ago.

If two friends suggest we should be working together, so be it! This is a new beginning and hopefully the right fit for collaboration and a team I have been seeking to help establish KidCast for Peace as an Earth Day Peace Portal.

Ashie's Heart-in-Action nonprofit organization has offered my nonprofit; Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media): producer of Creativity Cafe's KidCast for Peace, use of a multi-point multi-node broadcast system to support KidCast.

In the past we have used CU-SeeMe and iVisit Software for video conferencing.

Userplane also has sponsored us. Ashie's video conference network offers the option of "protection" -- needed in a warped world to protect young minds and future leaders from those with less than inspiring intent.

We look forward to collaboration with Heart-In-Action.

I just noticed from browsing her web site (who has time for all this?) that she must know my good friend Irv Sarnoff from "Friends of the United Nations," along with Harry Dakin who sponsored my activities for those five wonderful years in San Francisco (1994-1999).

Those years marked the end of the most amazing cycle in my life's trajectory toward manifestation of Creativity Cafe; and the establishment of a network of community networking venues to serve the community in various ways.

Now, back to work on personal projects... My next musical album is coming along nicely thanks to help from Marilyn, Jim and Shiloh Bones, with a little Kachina thrown in for good measure.

I am happy to announce I have been re-certified as a studio producer with new HD Video gear at Akaku Maui Community Television Station. I have always been in broadcasting. It began with a speaker in a tree connected to my first tape recorder circa 1960, a Wollensak T1515-4.

My resume has more details about my early years in broadcasting.

Have a happy holiday season.

Love, Light, Blessings and Peace be yours!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Just another free soul - Joi Ito destined for Creativity Cafe?

Of all the people whom I would like to have on Creativity Cafe's founders team when it finally opens, is Joi Ito, a multimedia maverick and mastermind very well respected in the computer community.

Here Just another free soul - Freesouls he writes about photography and being photographed, about his experiences in the darkroom and how digital and cyber culture is now forging new ways of seeing relationships and taking pictures designed to be shared and enjoyed by millions.

Visit his homepage (one of them at any rate)

Self publishing is creating a void of face to face-ness as we spend more and more time in front of screens. Joi Ito agrees that its more fulfilling to be with someone face to face rather than at the other end of some filtered reality. That's why I see him as a good Creativity Cafe Cohort.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Maui Artists Showcase @ Akaku#3 Jan. 29, 2000

The first production of the new millennium in a series of four we managed to produce before the team and our funding dried up.  Enjoy this and the others in the series.  Produced by Peter H.Rosen with crew of Jason Schwartz, George Hublitz, Three Singing Eagles, Amara Racon, Gloria Millet and others. 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Re: Creative Cities USA

FN:Ray Weaver
TEL;WORK:410. 263.1183
TITLE:Public Information Officer


You have reached us here at Creativity Cafe. We own the domain
CREATIVITY.COM. I don't think we are those for whom your
communication was intended, however my interest is piqued.

Perhaps there is something our creative teams can offer the further
your needs? We happen to be developers of Edutainment venues (and
venue networks) that offer much of what you seem to be seeking (and
then some). Perhaps you'd be kind enough to furnish me with an RFP?

Peter Rosen
Director: Creativity Cafe Edutainment Experiences and Venues
Founder: Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services
(V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media)

Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Ray Weaver" <RWeaver@annapolis.gov>
> Date: October 23, 2008 6:05:31 AM HST
> To: "Ellen Moyer" <EOMoyer@annapolis.gov>, "Ray Weaver"
> <RWeaver@annapolis.gov>, <jzeidler@ci.williamsburg.va.us>,
> <debide@colliergov.net>, <elizabeth@creativity.com>,
> <blones@hamiltoncountytowns.com>
> Subject: Creative Cities USA
> Dear Colleague,
> Back from Santa Fe and into the swing of life at home once again.
> Allow me to jog your memory a bit.
> We volunteered to pursue the idea of an alliance for Creative
> Cities USA.
> Remember?
> I suggest that we start by formulating a mission statement. After
> agreeing on that, we can pursue the next steps, one step at a time.
> For the purposes of discussion, allow me to suggest the following:
> "Cities are vital places for harnessing creativity to enhance the
> quality of life and strengthen a sense of community. Creative
> Cities USA seeks to engage residents and visitors in culture, and
> to promote communities and special places where visitors can
> actively experience creativity at work through community design,
> food, crafts, music, art, literature, sport or unique heritage."
> Please feel free to add, delete, change and send your ideas back to
> me. I will forward all of our thoughts until we reach an agreement.
> Thanks so much for your time and effort,
> Ellen Moyer, Mayor
> City of Annapolis
> Ray Weaver
> Public Information Officer
> City of Annapolis
> 410/263-1183
> 410/562-8970 cell

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Google Prize* Goes To Creativity Cafe: ** A New School To Birth The New World **

* Of course this is wishful thinking. After two days of editing,
writing and editing some more... with assistance from Marilyn C and
Pi, I was able to submit just under the wire, my life's work to
assist with the education of humanity and liberation of problem
solving creative spirit, that thru a network of specialty venues, can
harness creativity for the benefit of all. Please read my response
and submission to Google's Prize: http://creativity.com/various/proposals/ccafe_GooglePrize2008.html.

Vote for my idea and help me win backing to build the venue and venue
operating system to benefit the community and community at large (and
small). Feedback is always appreciated! Just click the email link on
my proposal.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Creativity Cafe - Basic Overview

Description of WHAT a Creativity Cafe Venue is designed to Be-Do.