You're supposed to act all impressed
Wayne White is an American artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much, much more. Wayne has used his memories of the South to create inspired works for film, television, and the fine art world. In 1986, Wayne became a designer for the hit television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, and his work was awarded with three Emmys.
Wayne has also designed sets and characters for shows such as Shining Time Station, Beakman’s World, Riders In The Sky, and Bill & Willis. He has also won Billboard and MTV Music Video Awards as an art director for seminal music videos including The Smashing Pumpkins' 'Tonight, Tonight' and Peter Gabriel's 'Big Time.'
There is no way this will work
Anne M. Mahlum is a social entrepreneur who loves to create and build with purpose. The majority of her focus over the past four years has been on Back on My Feet, a non-profit organization she started in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives.
Anne regularly speaks at corporate events, academic institutions and conferences. She has presented on leadership, inspiration, the business behind starting a nonprofit, fundraising, social change and of course, the issue of homelessness
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Chris is the founder of her own label, Sad Rabbit Records and she has independently sold over 8000 copies of her latest album, How I Learned to See in the Dark. Meanwhile she has been touring the US for the last 10 years, and Europe the last four, performing unadorned, country-inflected folk music at cozy clubs and grand theaters, grassroots festivals and urban block parties.
Chris has crisscrossed the globe sharing the stage with such artists as the Lumineers, Dar Williams, Peter Mulvey, The Cave Singers, Martin Sexton and Ani DiFranco.
We were promised flying cars
Jared is a frog fellow. He believes experience is key to design and has spent more than a decade finding value for the user in innovative technology and bringing solutions to large organizations. He favors effective over expensive and form following emotion.
Outside of frog as an activist for public skate parks he has seen users push cities to build the impossible and succeed in creating innovative infrastructure that engages culture and builds community.
The power of constraints
Phil Hansen is a multimedia artist who works at the intersection of traditional visual art, pointillism, and offbeat techniques. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process, showing millions that art is action, not just result.
As a commercial artist, he has worked on a variety of TV and internet campaigns with clients that include the Grammy's, Skype, Diesel and Arby's. Hansen is the author of Tattoo A Banana, an innovative approach to everyday creativity.
Peter Mulvey has been a touring singer/songwriter for twenty years, releasing well over a dozen records during that span. In addition to playing shows from Anchorage to the Hague, from Santa Monica to Belfast, he has kept a hand in various far-flung imaginative pursuits, playing each year in a cave underneath West Virginia for the National Youth Science Camp, and arranging tours every Autumn traveling by bicycle instead of by car.
His most recent record of original material, "Letters from a Flying Machine", weaves song and spoken word together to address mortality, Bach sonatas, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, baseball, and the thoughts of children on what DNA might mean.
World Champion and World Record Holder Alastair Macartney is a global adventurer that leads a team of human flight specialists that defy conventional wisdom and achieve the unachievable while raising awareness for charity.
From setting a World Record leaping from the KL Tower in Malaysia to leading a 3-man wingsuit human flight formation from the infamous north face of the Eiger in Switzerland his team create the catalyst to inspire and motivate others to push their boundaries while bridging the intersection to support others less fortunate than themselves.
Black Girls Code
Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders; coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.