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.
Ben Davis, Multifaceted Designer (EG7)
April, 2013: Ben Davis speaks on two illuminating projects, Bay Lights, and Pi In The Sky. A multifaceted designer, Ben is the founder of the San Francisco-based firm Words, Pictures, Ideas, and was the visionary and organizer behind the recent Bay Lights art installation.
Jeffrey Martin, Panoramas (EG7)
April, 2013: Jefrey Martin shares the first ever 360 panorama photo of Mars, from the Curiosity rover, compiled by Andrew Bodrov. Martin, a VR Photographer living in Prague, Czech Republic; Founder of 360 cities - the world's most popular panoramic photography website.
Steve Jurvetson, Rocketeer (EG7)
April, 2013: Steve Jurvetson blasts off on an action packed talk about Rocketeering. Who put the "J" in DFJ? A top venture man, around Silicon Valley, he's like a kid in a candy store, transforming science fiction into fact with such enterprises as NeoPhotonics, SpaceX, and Synthetic Genomics. Steve was the first kid on his block to own a Tesla Model S electric car.
Bryant Austin, Cetaceographer (EG7)
April, 2013: Bryant Austin tries to describe the indescribable: floating next to a whale and looking right into its eye. Several years ago, Bryant put everything he had into the photography of whales — the largest photographic prints of the largest animals on earth.
Paul Budnitz, Founder Ello, Kidrobot & Budnitz Bicycles (EG10)
April, 2016: An industrious and highly inspirational Paul Budnitz looks at courage, and the true value of fear. Budnitz is an artist, designer, filmmaker, author, and entrepreneur.
Elan Lee, Technologist & Storyteller; Founder, "Exploding Kittens" (EG10)
April, 2016: Elan Lee saw something wrong with what he was doing... enter Exploding Kittens! Elan is a professional technologist and storyteller - his pioneering work in entertainment has spanned everything from multiple startups raising millions of dollars to creating the Alternate Reality Game genre.