The Quarantine Tapes Podcast: Artist, Poet and ESI Design Founder Edwin Schlossberg

Posted May 3, 2021

The Quarantine Tapes is a weekday program from Onassis LA and dublab. Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, the series chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.

In May 2020, ESI’s founder Edwin Schlossberg joined the Quarantine Tapes to discuss digital communication, books, and life in the early days of the pandemic.

Listen to the conversation below, or wherever you get your podcasts:

About Edwin Schlossberg

Edwin Schlossberg is a pioneer in experience design and audience engagement. By integrating cutting-edge technology, digital media, visual and physical design, he creates immersive and interactive environments. Along with his team, he’s designed retail and corporate spaces, sales and innovation centers, museums, digital media installations, and multi-player game environments for an array of brands, cultural institutions and corporations. Ed’s career began 40 years ago with the design of one of the world’s first interactive museums, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Literature from Columbia University. Singled out as “a leader in interactive design” by Wired magazine, he has authored 11 books, and numerous articles.

About Paul Holdengräber

Paul Holdengräber is an interviewer and curator. He is the Founding Executive Director of Onassis Los Angeles (OLA). Previously, and for 14 years, he was Founder and Director of The New York Public Library’s LIVE from the NYPL cultural series where he interviewed and hosted over 600 events, holding conversations with everyone from Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Ricky Jay to Jay-Z, Errol Morris to Jan Morris, Wes Anderson to Helen Mirren, Werner Herzog to Mike Tyson.

Before his tenure at the Library, Holdengräber was the Founder and Director of “The Institute for Art & Cultures” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a Fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. He has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and has taught at Princeton University, Williams College, Claremont Graduate University among others. In 2003, the French Government named Holdengräber Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, and then promoted him in 2012 to the rank of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 2010, The President of Austria awarded him the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art.

ESI Design

NBBJ’s New York experience design studio, ESI Design, transforms places into experiences that seamlessly weave the physical and digital worlds together.

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