In partnership with 21C Foundation, we welcome Lars Jan to IdeaFestival 2017. Jan, the son of emigres from Afghanistan and Poland, is a visual artist, director, writer and the founder of Early Morning Opera, a genre-bending performance + art lab whose works explore emerging technologies, live audiences and unclassifiable experiences. His original works have been presented by the Whitney Museum, Sundance Film Festival, BAM Next Wave Festival and many others. Just this summer, his climate-change themed installation – Holoscense – created a sensation in Times Square. He is on faculty at CalArts and is a TED Senior Fellow.