Julian Lion Boxenbaum was the faculty advisor for the Carnegie Mellon Hyperloop team and an invited judge at the SpaceX sponsored Hyperloop competition in 2016. He is an award winning,
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership,
Greg Simon is the Executive Director of the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force. Greg returns to the White House after serving as Vice President Al Gore’s Chief Domestic Policy
James George addresses the emotional response to science fiction technologies as they become reality. Developer of the DepthKit, a volumetric cinema system, James has created a new medium for cinematic
Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. True to his love of the traditional photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build
A former professor at New York University’s Design and Digital Arts Department since 2001, Jonathan Schnapp was the founder and principal of the international web development firm, Schnapp Studio.
Joseph Robertson is Strategic Coordinator for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens Climate Lobby.
Inder Singh is the founder and CEO of Kinsa, a venture-backed startup creating the first real-time map of health, and formerly served as the Executive Vice President of the multi-national
Gray Scott is a Futurist/Techno-Philosopher, speaker, artist, and writer. Gray is a contributing writer for THE FUTURIST magazine
“At any given time, more than 300,000,000 pupils worldwide are facing impending danger since their schools are not build to withstand an earthquake.” Arthur Brutter is an Industrial Designer creating
Kenneth Kamler, M.D., is an orthopedic microsurgeon trained at Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center who practices surgery of the hand in New York, but practices extreme medicine in some of the
Michael Karnjanaprakorn – Michael is the CEO/co-founder of Skillshare, a community marketplace for classes. Skillshare is a community of teachers and students driven by a passion to share real-word skills through collaborative
Ayah Bdeir is an interactive artist and engineer and the founder of littlebits http://littlebits.cc/about , an open source kit of pre-assembled modular circuits that fasten together with tiny magnets.
Kenneth Kamler, M.D., is an orthopedic microsurgeon trained at Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center who practices surgery of the hand in New York, but practices extreme medicine in some of the most remote regions on Earth. He has treated bear bite in the Arctic and frostbite in the Antarctic. He has set fractures in the Andes and cared for out-of-breath scuba divers in the Galapagos. He has performed surgery in the mud of the Amazon rainforest and in a NASA undersea analogue space capsule. He has flown in zero-gravity aboard NASA’s C-9 “Vomit Comet”, testing robots for eventual use in emergency surgery on the International Space Station or on Mars.
Dr. Berlin conducts research to better understand the neural basis of impulsivity, compulsivity, and emotion with the goal of more targeted treatment. She employs neuroimaging and neuropsychological and psychopharmacological testing
Chair of Columbia U. Biological Sciences Department, leading authority on olfactory research, and author of the highly popular groundbreaking book, ‘Ignorance: How it Drives Science’. Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance–not knowledge–that is the true engine of science.
Dave Arnold, the Intentional Culinary institute’s chief mad scientist in residence talks food, technology & the molecular cuisine while explaining how to mix the best gin tonic ever.
Jonathan Batiste is an iconic artist, unique in this generation. With his voice on piano and dapper sense of style, he has ignited the NYC music scene. He is from a celebrated lineage of musicians. He has performed in over 40 countries, has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw, has released several CD’s, among them “Times In New Orleans”, “Live In New York: At The Rubin Museum Of Art”, and “MY N.Y.”, and EP’s “The Amazing Jon Batiste EP” and “In The Night EP”.
Jason Silva is a Futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva has been described as “a digital DJ, a re-vitalizer and remixer of optimism, and above all a curator: of ideas,