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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.
Adrian began making films in elementary school with his brother, Roko. Their film GENGHIS BLUES won the 1999 Sundance Audience Award and a 2000 Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary Feature. He's now in pre-production on a doc that will have him escaping from Cuba on a raft and another doc shot in the mountains of Laos. The world premiere of his latest doc BEYOND THE CALL happened at the October 2005 Gathering.
Richard founded Lakov Communications and launched a series of short films where he cast himsef as Aerial Photographer and Videographer, specializing in high speed Offshore Racing, Performance Cars and Storm photography. He also chose to stay “Behind The Lens” where he began his career, working on TV shows such as Movie Television, Fashion Television, Star Television and Space Channel.
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".
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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.
John Perry Barlow
John Perry Barlow is a poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He is co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and currently serves as vice-chairman of the EFF's board of directors. He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
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.
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).
He is a founder of Zcorporation which produces 3d printing (modelmaking) machines. He helped develop 3D printing machines at MIT and applied the techniques of algorithmic composition to motion control. He built "Van Gogo", a robot that paints oil paintings, and another that opens combination padlocks. He has studied electrical engineering, philosophy, blacksmithing, aikido, and has played in a mandolin orchestra.
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 ".
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.