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).
German-born mezzo-soprano Kala Maxym is a free-lance opera singer living in New York City. She has appeared with Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Santa Barbara, Aspen Opera Theater Center, the New York Opera Forum, and The Boston Conservatory Opera. Kala received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University, and after graduation worked as a Senior Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice. She also holds a Master’s degree from The Boston Conservatory. Kala was born in Germany, and has lived throughout Europe, the U.S., and Latin America.
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.
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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.
Jullien's mission is to end alcoholics anonymous for the millennial generation. He believes that personal development isn't personal and that AA's community-based model is they way to go except you shouldn't have to be an alcoholic to grow. As CEO of Mylinia, Jullien is creating online tools, writing books, and designing a board game to facilitate personal and social transformation.
Christopher Kenton is SVP of Strategic Planning at the Chief Marketing Officer's Council, an association of the world’s leading marketing executives, and a writer and commentator on marketing and society.
As a drummer and percussionist Mathias Kunzli has performed or recorded with everyone from Lauryn Hill to Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. In 1995, he won two scholarships from Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved overseas. He graduated in December 1998 and has made New York his home ever since.
Art helps early stage digital media and entertainment companies accelerate their growth via the strategic finance role, where Art can serve either as interim CFO/COO, or as financial advisor and placement agent. Since the 2005 launch of Tipping Point Partners, his consulting firm, and Tipping Point Capital Advisors, his NASD-member broker-dealer, Art has worked on several media and entertainment joint ventures in China, indie film acquisition financing, in-game advertising in Europe and the U.S., and software at the intersection of apparel and fashion publishing.
Kevin is the Associate Director, Government and Industry Liaison Office, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University. His responsibilities include the development of new business initiatives, and outreach to research organizations and laboratories. One of his missions is to facilitate the creation of interdisciplinary teams to help the University to capture fundamentally new lines of business.
Jonathan Harris is an artist working primarily on the Internet. His work involves the exploration and understanding of humans, on a global scale, through the artifacts they leave behind on the Web.
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.