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HOW Design Live 2015 Keynote Speakers
HOW Design Live 2015, Chicago design events

Fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, and blogger, Amanda Palmer, is an audaciously expressive pianist who embraces and explodes traditional frameworks of music, theater and art. Widely known as “The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll”, her intimate engagement with her fans via the internet has been at the vanguard of using both “direct to fan” and “patronage” business models to build and run her enterprise. She made international news in May 2012 when she raised nearly $1.2 million by pre-selling her new album, Theatre is Evil, via crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Her 2013 TEDTalk based on her touring and Kickstarter experiences has been viewed more than 6 million times. The talk has since been expanded into a New York Times’ Best Seller List book, 2014’s “The Art of Asking”.


Closing Keynote: Amanda Palmer in Conversation with Maria Popova

Friday, May 8 • 12:15 – 12:45pm