May: 2014, Nina Paley shows her brilliant animation and quilting work, and explains her fearless, forward thinking stance on copyright issues. Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues, which combines the Indian epic Ramayana with 1920's pop recordings of Annette Hanshaw.
Amory Lovins, Physicist & Environmental Scientist, and Danielle Fong, Cofounder LightSail Energy (EG9)
May, 2015: Amory Lovins and Danielle Fong discuss advances and planning in sustainable energy development. Lovins is a recovering physicist, global consultant/practitioner, integrative designer of superefficient buildings, vehicles, and factories. Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Fong dropped out of junior high school at age 12 to attend Dalhousie University.
Alexx Henry, Director, Photographer, 3D Capture Evangelist (EG9)
May, 2015: Alexx Henry discusses photography, how it led him to 3D capturing, and what this revolutionary art form shift means for us all. Henry is an award-winning director, photographer and 3D capture evangelist.
Dave Spafford, Animator, and Silhouette Artist (EG9)
May, 2015: Dave Spafford recalls his formative work years at Disney Studios and discusses his fascination with silhouette cutting. At 16, Dave built sets for Wally Boag (Golden Horseshoe Revue) at Disneyland.
Neal Stephenson, Author, Hacker EG9
May, 2015: Neal Stephenson shares art from, and discusses his new space arc novel, Seveneves. Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer, known for his speculative fiction works, which have been variously categorized science fiction, historical fiction, maximalism, cyberpunk, and postcyberpunk.
Justin Gray, Sculptor, Roboticist & Pyrotechnician (EG9)
May, 2015: Justin Gray shares his artistic vision, and his love of all things robotic and flammable. Gray built his first RC car at age seven and picked up his first welding torch at age sixteen.
Nadejda Vlaeva, Pianist (EG9)
May, 2015: Nadejda Vlaeva performs Bernstein's Candide Overture, arranged by Ming Aldrich-Gan. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nadejda began playing the piano at age 5.