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George Arriola

George Arriola

George Arriola is a menudomaker, entrepreneur, craftsman, product guy, (a)rchitect, type designer, nerd, otaku, sous chef, and epiphany engineer. He is known for "shipping!" globally recognized hardware and software products spanning PlayStation 4, Apple, and Adobe products.

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Irene Au

Irene Au

Irene Au builds and leads teams that design products people love and can't live without. She is the design operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with portfolio companies to make their design great.

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Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks is an inventor, roboticist, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of RockPaperRobot, a company specializing in responsive objects that expand the functional and aesthetic versatility of traditional decor.

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Ed Boyden

Ed Boyden

Ed Boyden is Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute. He also co-directs the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering.

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Amy Bruckman

Amy Bruckman

Amy Bruckman is Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on peer production of content online.

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Ti Chang

Ti Chang

Ti Chang is an award-winning industrial designer who is redefining the adult products industry through innovative design.

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Grace Choi

Grace Choi

Grace Choi is an inventor and the creator of Mink, a desktop printer that can instantly transform any image into a wearable color cosmetic.

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Alexa Clay

Alexa Clay

Alexa Clay is a leading expert on subculture and innovation from unlikely places, and the co-author of The Misfit Economy (forthcoming with Simon & Schuster in June 2015).

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Rasanath Das

Rasanath Das

Rasanath Das began his career in strategy consulting before working as an investment banker for Bank of America. He then spent four years in a monastery in Manhattan during which time he co-founded Upbuild, an educational social enterprise focused on personal and organizational development. He now runs Upbuild full-time.

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Ben Fry

Ben Fry

Ben Fry is Founder and Principal of Fathom Information Design, a design and software consultancy. He holds a Ph.D. in Aesthetics and Computation from MIT. Fry has authored and co-authored multiple books on data visualization and develops "Processing."

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Phil Gilbert

Phil Gilbert

Phil Gilbert is General Manager of IBM Design, where he sets the strategy for and leads the transformation of product design at IBM.

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David Granger

David Granger

David Granger was named editor-in-chief of Esquire Magazine in 1997. Since his arrival, the 82-year-old magazine has entered its most successful era.

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Erika Hall

Erika Hall

Erika Hall is the author of Just Enough Research and co-founder of Mule Design Studio. She speaks and writes frequently about cross-disciplinary collaboration and the importance of natural language in user interfaces.

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Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel is a catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes happening in life science. He is a key member of the Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter group at Autodesk Research and co-founder of the Pink Army Cooperative

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Melissa Hoffman

Melissa Hoffman

Melissa Hoffman is the Studio Leader for the LAB, Rockwell Group’s digital interaction and strategic design team.

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Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman is the author and illustrator of numerous books including What Pete Ate, Looking at Lincoln, The Principles of Uncertainty and My Favorite Things. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker.

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Eric Liu

Eric Liu

Eric Liu is an author, educator, civic entrepreneur and founder / CEO of Citizen University.

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Giorgia Lupi

Giorgia Lupi

Giorgia Lupi's work in information visualization frequently crosses the divide between digital and print, exploring visual models and metaphors to represent dense and rich data-driven stories. She is co-founder and design director at Accurat.

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Jill Magid

Jill Magid

American artist Jill Magid's performance-based practice explores the emotional, philosophical and legal tensions between the individual and ‘protective’ institutions.

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Clapperton Mavhunga

Clapperton Mavhunga

Clapperton Mavhunga is working to establish interdisciplinary and applied STS programs to train the next generation of Africa’s policymakers, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs in inclusive, ethical, and context-specific tools of trade.

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Jennifer McCrea

Jennifer McCrea

Jennifer McCrea is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University and CEO of Born Free, an initiative of the Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance that brings private sector resources and expertise to the goal of eradicating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015

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Eddie Opara

Eddie Opara

Eddie Opara is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses strategy, design and technology.

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Sputniko!

Sputniko!

Sputniko! is an artist/designer who creates contraptions, devices, music and film exploring technology’s impact on our everyday life to imagine and speculate on alternative futures.

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Gianpiero Petriglieri

Gianpiero Petriglieri

Gianpiero Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, and vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on new models of leadership.

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Fred Swaniker

Fred Swaniker

Fred Swaniker has been named one of the top social entrepreneurs in the world. He is leading a quiet revolution by training Africa's future decision-makers, politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists and Nobel Prize winners.

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