TONIGHT IN WESTWOOD: XPRIZE CEO & “Robot Chicken” Creator in Conversation About Space
by Don Rose
This has to be the coolest event in LA today. Come on down to the Hammer Museum for this free event featuring Peter Diamandis & Seth Green. Tickets are free but required (available 1 hour before event begins). The Hammer website says: “For this program, Diamandis and Green discuss the possibilities of space tourism and its vital role in the future of human space exploration.” It should be another very stimulating Hammer Conversation!
EVENT SUMMARY: Tuesday, July 15, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater. Wilshire Blvd @ Westwood Blvd. Free and open to the public; tickets required. Contact: Hammer Museum, (310) 443-7000, email@example.com
Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight and the $10 million Progressive Automotive XPRIZE for 100 mile-per-gallon equivalent cars, XPRIZE is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education. Diamandis is also an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures.
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including all three Austin Powers films, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can’t Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013’s Sexy Evil Genius and The Story of Luke and the upcoming features, The Identical and Yellowbird. He’s the co-creator/executive producer/writer/ director and primary voice talent on Robot Chicken, 2010 Emmy winner for Outstanding Short Format Animation Program. Green has voiced Chris Griffin on Family Guy since the series’ inception and voices A-Bomb on Disney XD’s Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Green has been singled out for many Emmy voiceover nominations for Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. The show, the network’s highest-rated original program, has won numerous Annie Awards for writing and producing, including one for Green for directing.
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