The Federal Innovator Podcast: Art, Innovation and Storytelling

Episode 5

Innovation comes in many forms. Sometimes it means an upgrade to an aircraft or the redesign of a benefits system. And sometimes it’s creating an AI-powered light sculpture to give museum visitors an engaged, dynamic experience. That is just one of the many innovative approaches The Smithsonian is taking as it prepares to launch its “FUTURES” exhibit, the organization’s first major building-wide exploration of the future, which weaves together art, technology and the human experience.

On this episode of The Federal Innovator podcast, a podcast for and about the innovators taking on the biggest challenges in the federal government — and making change that is more human, simple and enduring -- we’ll be delving into the FUTURES exhibit. Rachel Goslins, director of the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building, the space which houses the FUTURES exhibit, joins co-hosts Tim Irvine, managing director and Accenture Federal Studio lead, and Stephanie Wander, acting director at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, to discuss what innovation means to her, why she decided to pursue the exhibit, and what it takes to move innovation forward in the world of government.

Check out what they have to say by listening to the full episode below. Or download and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotify or SoundCloud to take The Federal Innovator with you on your favorite device.

This content was produced by Government Executive Media Group’s Studio 2G and made possible by our sponsor, Accenture Federal Services. The editorial staff was not involved in its preparation.

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