Nina Paley, Cartoonist, Quilter (EG8)
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.
Eric Cheng, Photographer (EG9)
May, 2015: Eric Cheng shares his passion for the aquatic realm, technology, and aerial video. Cheng is an award-winning photographer and publisher, and is the Director of Aerial Imaging and General Manager of the San Francisco office at DJI, the makers of the popular Phantom aerial-imaging quadcopter. http://echengphoto.com http://vimeo.com/echeng
Russell Preston Brown, Senior Creative Director, Adobe Systems & Doug Menuez, Photographer (EG9)
May, 2015: Marvel at the many faces of Russell Preston Brown, joined by Doug Menuez, in this whirlwind, heartfelt presentation. Brown is the Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated as well as an Emmy Award-winning instructor. Documentary photographer Doug Menuez once stood at the North Pole, crossed the Sahara, had tea with Svetlana Stalin and held a chunk of Einstein's brain.
Red (aka Hong Yi), Architect and Unconventional Artist (EG9)
May, 2015: Red shares her recent work, including a project piece she created for Jackie Chan. Red grew up in Sabah on the beautiful tropical island of Borneo - she dreamt of becoming a cartoon animator and Lion King is still her favourite cartoon.
Helena Tomas, Archaeologist & Researcher (EG9)
May, 2015: Helena Tomas discusses archaeology and the deciphering of ancient scripts. With a D.Phil from Oxford, Helena is one of the world's leading researchers of Aegean archaeology and Mycenaean epigraphy
Masashi Kawamura, Media Designer (EG5)
April, 2011: Masashi Kawamura shows his varied and groundbreaking work, and discusses finding the balance between big budget branding projects, and smaller independent creative endeavors. Kawamura was born in Tokyo, and raised in San Francisco. He currently works as Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy New York, and a Film Director represented by Stink.
Bran Ferren, Founder, Applied Minds. Inventor, Photographer (EG9)
May, 2015: Bran Ferren takes a look at cryptology and probability, and shares several rare cipher machines with the audience. Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Applied Minds, Bran is a designer and technologist working in entertainment, product development, engineering, architecture and the sciences.