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WSOHOIDPS (A SHIP IN THE WOODS) is a non-profit incubator working to engage the community through elevated dialogues in art, science, music, new media and culture based in Southern California. Through diverse curated events, residency programs, and interdisciplinary collaborations, WSOHOIDPS has become a thriving community of innovative thinkers and supporters addressing social and environmental issues that influence our ever-evolving experience of the world.  

Partners & Collaborators

As a foundation we have developed partnerships with other inter-disiplinary leaders and non-profit organizations.  Each continue to create new collaborations with those interested in engaging community through creativity. 

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

University of California San Diego

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

John Reynolds Neuroscientist Salk Institute

Patrick Cavanagh Harvard Vision Scientist

Rita Records

Paradox Urban Design Studio

Gabriel Miller Senior Researcher San Diego Zoo

 

Education

High Tech High North County Mentorship Program

A SHIP IN THE WOODS is educating/mentoring students from High Tech High. The students are learning leadership skills, organizational development skills, business skills, and marketing skills. Our goal is to inspire and expose them to new opportunities and life skills they cannot learn in school. Thus improving their chances to embrace new possibilities. 

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

We are also partners with San Diego River Valley Conservancy. During each event the conservancy presents educational site specific installations that address issues pertaining to our environment.  They are offering new ideas and solutions from water conservation to demystifying wild fires and more. 

We also work with community colleges and universities throughout San Diego working hand in hand offering emerging artists a space to showcase their work. 

A SHIP IN THE WOOD is a platform for organizations to share their message as it relates to initiating dialogue with the community to uncover solutions to issues within our daily lives. 

 One of our 73 residents   1 + 1 = 3  is Neuroscientist Stephen Whitmarsh, artist Per Huttner and musician Jean-Louis Huhta. Together with neuroscience engineer Robert Oostenveld, they have developed the EEGsynth ( www.EEGsynth.com ). The EEGsynth is a tool that can be used by neuroscientists, musicians and artists in their respective fields of experimentation and exploration. 

One of our 73 residents  1 + 1 = 3 is Neuroscientist Stephen Whitmarsh, artist Per Huttner and musician Jean-Louis Huhta. Together with neuroscience engineer Robert Oostenveld, they have developed the EEGsynth (www.EEGsynth.com). The EEGsynth is a tool that can be used by neuroscientists, musicians and artists in their respective fields of experimentation and exploration. 

Team

RJ Brooks - co-founder / director

Lianne Thompson Mueller - co-executive director

Dan Fauchier - co-founder / facilitator

Lou Niles - public relations / sponsorships 

Rachel Michelle Fernandes - sponsorship coordinator 

Marina Grize - public relations / sponsorships

Will Reid - events coordinator

Bernie Brooks - music blog editor

J.S. Guilliani - sponsorships / satellite events

Eduardo Brambila - volunteer coordinator

Shea - public relations

Carlos Valdez - music advisor

Guusje Sanders - assistant curator

Shannon Davidson - assistant curator

 

 

 

WHAT

Provide an intimate space to think and develop ideas

Collaborative projects : Rhodopsin @ UCSD WOW Festival, SAN ARTSD 2014, Filmatic Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's eXit pARTy

Experimental platform

Community engagement

Explore natural and domestic spaces

 

 

EVENTS 

Immersive and interactive installations, new media, experimental films, music, 2D, 3D, social practice, performance art, lectures, comedy, and more…

Subjects such as art, science, culture, ecology, politics, history, psychology, and more...

Exhibits in Escondido as well as satellite shows throughout Southern California and beyond

 

WHO

EXECUTIVE BOARD /// John Reynolds ///Jeff Ray /// Ryan Jefferies /// Rebecca Webb /// Chris Johanson /// Johanna Jackson  /// Joy Decena /// Vernon Franck 

ADVISORY BOARD /// Debra Poteet /// Larry Poteet  /// Beth Soroko /// Perry Vasquez /// Lidia Rossner

MUSIC ADVISORY BOARD /// Lou Niles /// Pall Jenkins /// Ubaldo Ramone Salvador /// John Scanlon /// Greg Smaller

WSOHOIDPS has been 100% run by volunteers and is a labor of love for its co-founders who have invested their time, labor, and money to provide a permanent platform for the creative community.  With your support we will be able to continue and expand our programming for years to come.