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Pedro Alonzo

Pedro Alonzo

Pedro Alonzo is a Boston based Independent Curator, writer, and recognized authority on street art. He has worked with many artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, JR, Swoon and Os Gemeos. He divides his time among acquiring art for private collectors, developing programs for business clients and organizing exhibitions for cultural institutions.

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Paola Antonelli

Paola Antonelli

Paola Antonelli is the Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of Research & Development at MoMA in New York City. Her work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, often including overlooked and unexpected objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology.

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Cathedrals

Cathedrals

Johnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins are Cathedrals. Their sound is at once cinematic and warmly, immediately human: in this web of juxtaposition, the duo's music coheres like a stained-glass window, a bouquet of roses blooming in the night.

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Dan Barasch

Dan Barasch

Dan Barasch is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Lowline — an effort to build the world's first underground park.

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Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir is founder and CEO of littleBits, the easiest and most extensive way to learn and prototype with electronics. As an engineer and a leader in the Maker movement, Ayah's career has centered on advancing open source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible.

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Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown has spent the past fifteen years working with social entrepreneurs. He is the founder and CEO of Context Partners, a company that works at the cutting edge of the Community Centered Design movement.

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David D. Burstein

David D. Burstein

As CEO and Co-Founder of Run for America, author and filmmaker David Burstein is leading a disruptive post-partisan initiative to bring a new generation of talent into our political system and catalyze political leaders to start solving our biggest problems.

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Meg Busse

Meg Busse

Meg Busse is a community centered designer and innovator. Her work at Context Partners fosters her exploration of the intersection of innovation and community.

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Katherine Collins

Katherine Collins

Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital and author of the book "The Nature of Investing."

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Andrew Cotton

Andrew Cotton

Andrew Cotton is a big-wave surfer from North Devon, England. In the winter season of 2013-14, he rode two of the biggest waves ever recorded off the coast of Nazare, Portugal in a span of three months, putting Great Britain firmly on the surfing map.

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Swoon

Swoon

Working under the artist name Swoon, Caledonia Curry is a classically trained visual artist and printmaker who has spent the last 13 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. Her first interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world, a project that is still evolving.

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Donna D'Cruz

Donna D'Cruz

Donna D'Cruz is a celebrity DJ, performer, model, designer, artist, and producer. She is also the founder and CEO of RASA LIVING, a lifestyle brand focused on music and creating tools for health, enlightenment and Conscious Entertaining.

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Anil Dash

Anil Dash

Anil Dash is cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, a new app that helps make sure all the time we spend online or social networks isn't wasted. He is recognized as one of the earliest and most influential technologists in social media. Described as a "blogging pioneer" by the New Yorker, he has been publishing his site Dashes.com continuously since 1999,

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Regina Dugan

Regina Dugan

Dr. Regina Dugan is Vice President of Engineering at Google and leads the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group. ATAP is a small band of makers and believers charged with breakthrough innovations in mobile computing and accelerating the development of promising technologies to market.

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Vhils

Vhils

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto interacts with the urban environment under the name of Vhils. An avid experimentalist, Vhils has developed his aesthetics of vandalism in a plurality of media.

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Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher, PhD, is a Biological Anthropologist at Rutgers University and Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. She studies the evolution, brain systems (fMRI) and biological patterns of romantic love, mate choice, marriage, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, the biology of personality, and the neuroscience of leadership and business styles.

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Kimberley Gardiner

Kimberley Gardiner

Kimberley Gardiner leads Digital & Integrated Marketing Strategy for Toyota’s new Fuel Cell Vehicle.

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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a multi-awarded Creative Director with extensive experience in the Australasian, UK and US markets. He currently serves as the creative lead on the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle business at the leading New York based ad agency, Droga5.

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EepyBird

EepyBird

Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz are co-founders of EepyBird Studios, creators of award-winning viral videos for top brands. Beginning with "The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments," EepyBird Studios has connected global brands with over 150,000,000 consumers worldwide.

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Catherine Havasi

Catherine Havasi

Dr. Catherine Havasi has been researching language and learning for over fifteen years. In addition to being CEO of Luminoso, she is a research scientist in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics at the MIT Media Lab.

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Eric Hellweg

Eric Hellweg

Eric Hellweg is the Managing Director of Digital and Editorial Director for the Harvard Business Review.

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Vincent Horn

Vincent Horn

Vincent Horn is the co-founder of Buddhist Geeks, which has become one of today's most important venues for exploring Buddhist thought & practice in the 21st century.

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Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii is the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab. He joined the MIT Media Lab in October 1995, and founded the Tangible Media Group. He currently directs the Tangible Media Group, and he co-directs the Things That Think (TTT) consortium.

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Joi Ito

Joi Ito

MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways.

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Josh Klein

Josh Klein

Josh Klein is a passionate hacker of all things. He examines systems, he takes them apart, and he puts different pieces together to produce something new and more effective. He hacks. Everything.

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