With Louis Yuen and Charlie Kistler of Infinity Eight Productions
Making research studies on topics like climate change, microplastic pollution, and biodiversity loss relevant and interesting for children is… well… hard. How can it be done without making eco-anxiety worse? Louis Yuen, Charlie Kistler, and the team at Infinity Eight Productions have a solution: comic books! Join us for this wide-ranging discussion about everything from striking the right tone and navigating pushback to finding the “sweet spot” of anthropomorphizing. We also ask what the sun and trees would say if they could talk…
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Louis Yuen is the creative mind behind Infinity Eight Productions. Before becoming interested in sustainability and climate action, Louis spent a decade as an architect on high end design projects. On a project for the Shanghai Disneyland in 2012 Louis became painfully aware of humanity's pollution problems. That experience encouraged him to create educational materials for kids. Louis now spends his time on his dream of creating animation projects dedicated to environmental preservation and educating himself on current topics in sustainability. He believes animation has the power to enlighten, and his passion is to bring these animation project ideas to life.
Charlie Kistler is a president and producer of Infinity Eight Productions. Charlie, a former camp counselor, ski instructor, lacrosse coach, and mentor has long been interested in teaching and coaching kids. He first became involved in climate issues while volunteering for Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. He holds an MBA from UCLA and a BA in Biology from Whitman College and previously worked as an infectious disease researcher and oncology consultant. In his free time, Charlie loves to ski, garden, and go hiking with his dog.