A writer- philosopher- absurdist and artist whose medium is life, Sophy Bot challenges expectations with logical nonsense and nonsensical logic while doing a bit of this that and everything (and sometimes nothing at all).
Born in Hiroshima in 1968, Tonka Sasaki is a Japanese Jazz Singer-Song Writer-Arranger-Producer who lives in Tokyo where she released 3 original albums and 2 compilation CDs between 1997-2004. With live performances from Japan to NYC, Tonka has recently been concentrating on recording a fourth original CD "Asian Woman ". Tonka's theme, both musically and in her personal life, is that "Love is Eternal Fire ".
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Juliette Powell co-founded the Gathering in 2002, after being appointed a UN delegate at WCAR . In this role, Juliette helped author the current media section for the UN Plan of Action. After a decade working as a TV producer and interviewer, Juliette founded PIE Inc., an integrated TV production and media development company.
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Dr. Astro Teller is currently co-founder and Chairman of BodyMedia, Inc. and Zivio Technologies. From 1999 to 2007, Astro was also CEO of BodyMedia, Inc. Prior to BodyMedia, Astro was co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Sandbox Advanced Development. Astro holds a BS in computer science and a MS in symbolic and heuristic computation, both from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Hertz fellowship. Astro's work in science, literature, art, and business has appeared in international media from the New York Times to CNN to NPR's "All Things Considered." Astro's first novel, "exegesis" was published by Random House in 1997 and his second book will be out in time for Christmas this year.
From remixes for Bono to his own double CD «Mouvement», on the Cirque du Soleil Musique label, DJ Alain Vinet has come a long way from his beginnings as a local DJ in Montreal. His keen ear and undisputed musical taste have hoisted him to the pinnacle of his field as a world renowned DJ and, as the Musical Director for Cirque du Soleil.
Thomas favors ideas over software. After art directing in advertising, he founded a graphic design office in Montreal, where he was the creative director. Now an independent Designer on Wheels, Thomas collaborates with artists worldwide to create award-winning campaigns, special events, t-shirts, and custom designs.
David Hornik has degrees in political science, computer music, criminology and law. Excellent training for pretty much nothing. So he became a Venture Capitalist in hopes of making enough money to retire and write full time.You can follow Dave's adventures at: Hornik.typepad.com
Isabel Walcott has worked at the crossroads of technology, media and start-ups for over ten years and loves to be involved in both the strategic and the tactical execution of innovative projects.
Daniel Gluck is the Executive Director of The Museum of Sex (MoSex), a major cultural institution devoted to the history and continuing evolution of human sexuality. During his career, he has been a COO, marketing director, and consultant, and won the Benjamin Franklin Technology Award. Daniel plans to open MoSex museums in Los Vegas and Toronto.
Painter, writer, filmmaker and performance artist, Anita swims passionately in a magical world of creative energy. Anita hails from the wild island of Tasmania and currently resides in London, England.
How do we know that those who attend the Gathering have the power to change the world? Because many of them already have.
One weekend a year, some of the world’s brightest young inventors, artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs join together to stretch their minds and share big ideas. There is no pomp, and no pretense. Just incredibly accomplished, passionate people, talking earnestly about their passions. Every year, it is a weekend that changes lives.
This one of a kind event is called the GATHERING. It is invite only and it is truly unforgettable.