I’ve had an amazing time attending the Aspen Ideas Festival during the past few days. Here are some photos I’ve taken along the way.
Orchestral melodies play as participants stroll around viewing “legacy spheres” hanging around the grounds – part of an exhibit sponsored by U.S. Trust, the exclusive financial services underwriter for the 2012 festival. The installation, as well as associated panel discussions, ask the question “What is a legacy worth?” forcing us to evaluate our impact on future generations in terms of values, deeper beliefs, and a concern for others….not just in terms of money.
Vyykn water refill stations (featuring “pure,” “ion,” and “oxygen” options) demonstrate their new “clean water” technology, created to reduce bottled water waste and increase water purity. Sure the oxygen-infused water was tasty (but I think that’s because it was the coldest of the three).
Annual festival favorite, Let’s Be Frank hot dogs are more than just street meat — an organization committed to ethical, sustainable food provenance and sustainable practices. If that’s not delicious, I don’t know what is.