Susan Kare, Iconographer (EG8)
May: 2014, Susan Kare walks us through some key points regarding the design of icons and symbols. Kare is an artist and designer and pioneer of pixel art; she created many of the graphical interface elements for the original Apple Macintosh in the 1980s as a key member of the Mac software design team, and continued to work as Creative Director at NeXT for Steve Jobs.
Shai Reshef, President, University of the People (EG5)
April, 2011: Shai Reshef speaks on tuition-free education, open source technology, and a new culture of learning. Credited with taking the world to school, Shai Reshef is the president and founder of University of the People (www.UoPeople.edu), the first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited U.S. online university aimed at democratizing higher education.
Derek Wang, Pianist, & Hugh Welchman, Oscar-winning Filmmaker & Writer, Founder, Breakthru Films (EG10)
April, 2016: Hugh Welchman shows selections from the animated films, The Magic Piano and Little Postman, each with Chopin Etudes soundtracks, performed live by Derek Wang. Seventeen-year-old pianist Derek Wang has a thirst for beautiful music that he is driven to share, in the belief that great art invites all of today's citizens in a search for sincerity and unity. Hugh graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics and a vague notion of wanting to make films.
Chris Young, Scientific Chef (EG5)
April, 2011: Chris Young whets your appetite for (culinary) construction. Chris Young is a chef-scientist known for applying science and technology to create culinary experiences that earlier generations would never have imagined.
Benjamin Von Wong, Photographer, Aspiring Environmentalist (EG10)
April, 2016: Benjamin Von Wong shares his journey towards photography and his efforts at promoting environmental awareness. Motivated by the desire to be creatively challenged and overcome impossibilities, Benjamin Von Wong has become notorious for his epic photography.
Erika Bergman, Explorer-in-Residence at OpenExplorer, Co-Founder of Girls Engineering & Exploration Counselors (EG9)
April, 2015: Erika Bergman is going on a night dive, complete with entanglements, and you're invited. A lifelong storyteller turned submersible pilot Bergman is a passionate ocean explorer and curator of OpenExplorer.com.
Alison Gopnik, Psychologist (EG7)
April, 2013: Alison Gopnik looks at the powerful tool of play when it comes to learning. Gopnik is a Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at Berkeley, and one of the most prominent researchers in the effects of language on thought.