For better or worse, the technology industry has forever changed Seattle. As industry and the population expand, how can all of us—from the city’s longtime residents to its newcomers—help secure the legacy of arts, culture, and civic engagement in Puget Sound? Seattle Opera and KUOW joined forces on a special event in conjunction with The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, an opera about one man’s evolution from a countercultural outsider to a corporate culture icon.
Cynthia Brothers, Creator of the Instagram account Vanishing Seattle, documenting displaced and disappearing institutions, small businesses, and cultures of Seattle, often due to gentrification and development. @VanishingSeattle celebrates the spaces and communities that give this city its soul.
Tasia Endo, Manager of Interpretive Technology at Seattle Art Museum. Since joining SAM's Education Team in 2011, Tasia develops educational content for platforms like audio guides, smartphone apps, and touchscreens installed in the galleries. A graduate of UW’s Master of Arts in Museology Program, Tasia has been named a Getty Leadership Institute NextGen 2018 Fellow.
Waxie Moon, gender-bending burlesque performer, a Seattle cultural icon, and an actor in Seattle Opera’s 2017 production of The Barber of Seville.
Michael "Wanz" Wansley, Grammy-winning recording artist and performer of rock, R&B, soul, hip-hop, and pop— most notably on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' international hit single "Thrift Shop." However, he has also twice been a member of Seattle Opera's chorus, in the 2011 and 2017 productions of Porgy and Bess. In his work outside of music, Wanz is a quality-assurance engineer at Tableau Software.
Moderated by Carolyn Adolph and Joshua McNichols of KUOW's Prime(d) podcast.