Vincent is available to speak at your event. He specializes in presenting on topics related to the intersection of technology and contemplative practice. He’s uniquely positioned to explore these topics due to his dual background, being both a long-time Buddhist meditator and teacher as well as a digital innovator and entrepreneur.
Vincent has extensive speaking and teaching experience. Here are some examples of recent talks or presentations he has been a part of:
SXSWi – Austin, Texas
“Closer to One: Buddhism and the Internet of Things”
For millennia, eastern philosophers have talked about the “interconnectedness of all things;” the idea of an invisible web that links together beings and objects, organic and inorganic. For the first time in human history, this idea is becoming physically manifest as we begin to network more and more objects—and even our own bodies—with the help of WiFi, sensors, and RFID. These technologies are turning up in everything from grocery packaging to household devices to self-monitoring tools like the FitBit and JawBone Up, and pointing to a future in which the minute details of our lives will be coordinated online.
But could all this connectedness make us better people? In this fascinating session, we’ll bring together a researcher examining the trends of quantified self and “the Internet of things” (Sara Öhrvall from Bonnier R&D), a top connected-product designer (Matt Rolandson of Ammunition Group), and tech-savvy Buddhism teacher Vincent Horn, who will shed light on what the networked future might mean for human spirituality.
Buddhist Geeks Conference – Los Angeles, CA
A panel exploring how we can support 21st century dharma by harnessing the wisdom of the ages. Panelists include: Trudy Goodman, Vincent Horn, Ethan Nichtern, Diana Winston, and Jack Kornfield.
Pacific Asia Museum – Pasadena, CA
“Uniting Technology and Wisdom”
In this talk, Vincent Horn–co-founder and director of the innovative media project Buddhist Geeks–explores the interdisciplinary insights to be gained by combining geek culture’s radical experimentation, facility with external technologies, and forward-thinking with Buddhism’s wisdom of the human condition, mind training systems, and familiarity with the inner world.
If you’re interested in inviting Vincent to speak at your event, please be in touch.