Julian Lion Boxenbaum – The Hyperloop, Inspiring Innovation & The Future of Transportation

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,

James George: Hack existing electronic products to create something revolutionary in media-arts

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: iPhoneography, Best Practices from a World-leading Expert

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

Jonathan Schnapp, Extreme Entrepreneurship & Shuffleboard Parlors

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: How Citizen Volunteers are Changing the Game on Climate Policy

Joseph Robertson is Strategic Coordinator for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens Climate Lobby.

Inder Singh: Creating the World’s ‘Smartest’ Thermometer, Stop Outbreaks in Real-time

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, The Future Is Now

  29.01.2014   LucidNYC   Blog, Events, Presenters   No comments

Gray Scott is a Futurist/Techno-Philosopher, speaker, artist, and writer. Gray is a contributing writer for THE FUTURIST magazine

Arthur Brutter, Earthquake-Proof Table

“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

Dr. Ken Kamler – “How to Fix a Broken Astronaut”

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

Dr. Joseph Romm, Language Intelligence & Rhetoric

Dr. Joseph Romm is the author of newly released title, “Language Intelligence: Lessons on persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga”. If you want to learn how to make

Ethan Perlstein, Crowdsourcing Science Funding

Dr. Ethan Perlstein is a Princeton researcher studying what actually happens at the cellular level with methamphetamines. While his research is new, so too is his method for funding it. Dr Perlstein has successfully raised money for his work through crowdsourcing. He is also pioneering a new ‘Open Science’ approach towards research. Is this the future of scientific funding and discovery? Dr. Perlstien will share his ‘Nate Silver’ statistical approach to crowdsourcing. You be the judge.

Dave Gallo, Explores the Oceans’ Mysteries & Reveals Newest Footage of The Titanic Wreck

  13.01.2013   LucidNYC   Presenters, Videos   No comments

David Gallo was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of submarines and robots to map the undersea world. The Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole

Michael Karnjanaprakorn – Founder & CEO of, Education and the Internet

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

Dr. Martin Chalfie, Green Fluorescent Protien

  13.01.2013   LucidNYC   Presenters, Videos   No comments

Martin Chalfie – is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, where he is also chair of the department of biological sciences.[1] He shared the

Ayah Bdeir – The Best in DIY Arduinos & Modular Electronics

Ayah Bdeir is an interactive artist and engineer and the founder of littlebits , an open source kit of pre-assembled modular circuits that fasten together with tiny magnets.

Ken Kamler, “How Do You Fix A Broken Astronaut”

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.

Baba Brinkman Raps On Evolution & Social Issues

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist and playwright and creator of the Canterbury Tales Remixed, which re-interprets the works of Chaucer for a modern audience, and the Rap Guide

Prof. Richard Doyle on the Co-Evlolution of Humans and Psychodelic Plants

  30.09.2012   LucidNYC   Presenters, Videos   No comments

Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants & The Evolution of the Noosphere, focuses on the co-evolution of humans with psychedelic plants such as psilocybin, cannabis and ayahuasca.

Heather Berlin Explores Unconscious Decisions

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

Mark Belinsky on ‘How Not to Die in a Dictatorship’

  29.05.2012   LucidNYC   Presenters, Videos   No comments

Super ‘Hacktivist’, advisor & Co-founder of Digital Democracy, aims to build an active civil society through technology, art, and media for free expression. Mark talks about how technology is used