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.
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.
Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, Piano Duo (EG9)
May, 2015: Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe bring a steamy recital of Astor Piazzolla's Tango Oblivion and Bernstein's West Side Story Mambo. A favorite at EG, the dynamic duo of the piano was born at Juilliard in 2000: and no pair has ever played the instrument with such originality & flair.
Accent, Vocal Group (EG9)
May, 2015: Accent, joined by Meg Contini, perform Over the Rainbow and All The Things You are. Accent began in 2011 as a one-time Internet collaboration among a cappella vocalists from 5 different countries.