SFAI 140 is an evening of creativity and conversation featuring 20 short talks by some of the area’s most innovative thinkers and practitioners. One evening, 20 inspiring talks, 140 seconds each. SFAI 140 is an event we do three times a year in which our artists in residence and innovative members of the Northern New Mexico community speak about ideas and projects in lightning-fast presentations.
While the format for SFAI 140 may seem quick, one hundred and forty seconds can actually be a really long time, a profound amount of time in fact. In 140 seconds one can create a tremendous impact and drive change. We see that in Arab Spring with people expressing their passions and frustrations in 140 characters and in President Lincoln as he spoke his 272-word Gettysburg Address in a little under 140 seconds. SFAI 140 reinforces the concept that a short amount of time doesn’t limit seminal ideas and their impact.