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Intellectual Jazz

 

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  • Geoffrey West
  • Theoretical Physicist, Former President of the Santa Fe Institute
  • CK Williams
  • Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Princeton University
  • Keith Black
  • Neurosurgeon, Chairman of Neurosurgery and Director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Steven Pinker
  • Experimental Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, Linguist, Author
  • David Agus
  • Co-Founder, Navigenics; Professor of Medicine and Engineering at University of Southern California
  • Lisa Randall
  • Theoretical Physicist, Author, Professor Harvard University
  • Mike Block
  • Multi-genre cellist, composer, and progressive educator. Artistic Director of GALA NYC:"Global Art - Local Art" Music Festival, and founder of Mike Block String Camps.
  • Jon Kamen
  • Chairman and CEO of @radical.media
  • Danny Hillis
  • Inventor of Parallel Computing; Entrepreneur; Co-Founder, Applied Minds
  • will.i.am
  • Rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, actor, DJ and producer
  • Adam Bly
  • Founder, Seed; Creator, Visualizing.org; Editor, Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society
  • Jack Dangermond
  • Environmental Scientist & Co-Founder, Environmental Research Systems Institute (ESRI)
  • Edward O. Wilson
  • Pulitzer Prize winning Biologist, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
  • Stephen Wolfram
  • Scientist, Inventor, Author; Creator, Wolfram|Alpha; Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research
  • Damian Woetzel
  • Director of Arts Programs at the Aspen Institute; Former Ballet Star; Producer and Director of Dance and Music Performances
  • Mary Jordan
  • Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist; Editor, Washington Post Live
  • Will Wright
  • Co-founder, Maxis; Founder and Chief Executive, Stupid Fun Club
  • Julie Taymor
  • Tony Award Winning Film and Theater Director, and Artist
  • Antonio Damasio
  • David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience & Director, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California
  • John Maeda
  • President, The Rhode Island School of Design
  • Dan Ariely
  • Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University; Founder, The Center for Advanced Hindsight
  • Craig Venter
  • Genome Scientist, first sequencer of the human genome and creator of the first synthetic cell. Founder of the J. Craig Venter Institute and Synthetic Genomics Inc.
  • Norman Lear
  • Award Winning Television Producer; Chairman, Act III Communications
  • Cristina Pato
  • Musician: Gaita (Galician bagpipes), Piano; Composer. Founder and artistic director of Galician Connection: Forum in World Music
  • John Mazziotta
  • Chair, Department of Neurology; Executive Vice Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  • Todd Oldham
  • Distinguished innovator of accessible design. Founder of Todd Oldham Studio, a multifaceted, full-service design studio.
  • Peter Raven
  • Botanist and environmentalist; President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden