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.
Ford Hallam, Metal Artist (EG10)
April, 2016: Ford Hallam shares the alchemic poetry of working with metal. Ford trained initially as a goldsmith in the European tradition, completing his apprenticeship in 1985.
Max Ferguson, Painter (EG5)
April, 2011: Max Ferguson shares his stories and paintings, including a series on his father, and a poem he wrote after his father’s death. Ferguson is an artist known for his highly realistic paintings of vanishing New York scenes.
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.