Speaker Bios

Riva Lehrer, The Pt Barnum of the Mind (Cat’s Cradle) (detail), 2008. Charcoal and mixed media on paper, 30 x 44 inches. Image courtesy of Lawrence Weschler.
 Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Inventor of Photosynth and currently with Machine Intelligence, Google, Inc.  | read full bio 
 Ash Armenta, Tamarind Master Printer  read full bio
 Michael Benson, Artist, space probe imagery curator, and author (Beyond, Cosmigraphics, A Space Odyssey)  read full bio
 Lauren Bon, Artist working in social practice, Founder Metabolic Studio and its Optics Division, Los Angeles | read full bio
 Greg Cajete, Director/Associate Professor Native American Studies, The University of New Mexico | read full bio
 Beth Campbell, New York-based artist whose art focuses on complex decision trees | read full bio
Agnes Chavez  Agnes Chavez, Taos-based artist and artist in residence, CERN Data Center, Switzerland  | read full bio
 Luke DuBois, Co-Director/Associate Professor, Integrated Digital Media, New York University  | read full bio
Tristan Duke, Artist, inventor, and pioneer in the field of hand-drawn holography; founder, Infinity Light Science; founding member, Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles  | read full bio
Elizabeth East, Director, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles | read full bio
 Sharon Glotzer, Department Chair, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan | read full bio
David Krakauer, President and Professor of Complex Systems, Santa Fe Institute | read full bio
Robert Krulwich, NPR correspondent and cofounder, Radiolab | read full bio
Walter Murch, Film and sound editor (Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, English Patient), all-around polymath | read full bio
 Richard Nielsen, Artist, photographer and printmaker; founder, Untitled Prints and Editions, Los Angeles; founding member, Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles  | read full bio
Trevor and Ryan Oakes, “The Perspective Twins,” artists and inventors of novel drafting techniques | read full bios
Andrea Polli, Social Media Workgroup, The University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Research ComputingAndrea Polli | read full bio
Carl Schoonover, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Axel Laboratory, Columbia University | read full bio
Matthew Shlian, Paper engineer/Designer, regular collaborator at the University of Michigan | read full bio
Joseph Traugott, Independent curator and writer, and Board of Directors member, Frederick Hammersley Foundation | read full bio
Alex Webb, Assistant Professor and Chair, Computational Ecologies, The University of New Mexico | read full bio
Lawrence Weschler, Author and director emeritus, New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University | read full bio