As a not-so-closet nostalgist, Arwen O'Reilly has long been fascinated by the intersection of art and craft. Once archivist and art handler at the Dia Foundation for the Arts, now associate editor at Make Magazine, the first magazine devoted to digital hardware hacks and D.I.Y. inspiration – she is beginning to see technology added to the mix.
Solange Sandy is a Broadway performer currently appearing in the role of Annie in the award-winning musical Chicago, at NY's Ambassador Theatre. Previously, she has been seen in Broadway's Aida, Dance of the Vampires. City Center Encores!: House of Flowers, Can-Can. Solange trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and graduated from Julliard. Her TV credits include: Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light.
As Cirque du Soleil's Artistic Coordinator, Special Events, Jac is a mix of creative, organisational and artistic vision. A part of his life is dedicated to studying the third world and which actions within that context can move things forward. The other part of his life is dedicated to moving things forward using artistry and creation. The challenge is the same, to find the balance between being a positive element of change and making people dream in a world where money reigns...
Martin Reinfried was one of the founders of search engine Excite, and his current company, Just Passing Through, is looking to create an intelligent reality show based on a real world puzzle adventure race.
Jont is a poet who sings, a writer who drinks, an englishman who has spent a lot of his life in America. He felt lots of things beginning to change when he was about 27, so much so that he called the album he made the next year "28".
Auren Hoffman is Chairman of Stonebrick Group. He started and sold three Internet companies before starting Silicon Valley 100 and karmaOne.org. Auren is also Chairman of Lead21 and founder of the Silicon Forum. He has an Engineering degree from UC Berkeley.
Noura Kevorkian made her filmmaking debut with “Veils Uncovered”, winner of: The National Film Board of Canada Best Canadian Documentary at Reel World Film Festival, Toronto, 2002, the Audience Award at the 2002 Dawson City International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the 2002 New York International Film and Video.
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With 2 engineering degrees from MIT, and after a thesis on innovative robotic grasping and a stint at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Helen Co-Founded iRobot when she was 23. iRobot’s PackBot robot is deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to perform reconnaissance and bomb disposal work. iRobot’s Roomba robotic vacuum is the world’s most popular consumer robot.
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.
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Designer, inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur, David presently directs the research group at BodyMedia that is gathering, analyzing, and mining the largest physiological dataset that's ever existed. David's web address is www.davidandre.com.
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.