In this episode, Woods Fairchild has a conversation with Joseph O’Connell – Artist, Innovator, Founder, and Owner of Creative Machines. Joseph takes us back in time and shares how his upbringing in a creative and “maker household” set the foundation for a life and career as an artist and innovator. He discusses the founding of his company, Creative Machines, and how he got his start creating interactive exhibitions for museums. We learn how the Arts Foundation, formally known as TPAC, helped set the foundation for his launch into the world of public art.
Joseph then speaks to his connection to Thomas Edison and how he has not only influenced him as a creator but also his approach to leadership and facilitating innovation at Creative Machines. Finally, we get an insight into how Joseph sees and values collaboration, the importance of “preparing the brush,” and advice for artists!
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