LucidNYC, March 5th, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
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MARCH 5TH PRESENTER BIOS:
Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. True to his love of the traditional photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build images that still look and feel like realphotographs, not like something from a graphic designer’s portfolio. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wet and digital darkrooms, his platinum prints are now included in many museum and private collections.Originating the digital-negative process in 1992, Burkholder has helped open doors for all black and white photographers interested in moving into the new electronic technologies. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is regarded as the most authoritative work in the field. Dan has taught classes and workshops at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the lnternational Center of Photography in New York, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and others. Active with the Texas Photographic Society for many years, he is currently serving on the Advisory Board for this organization. Dan Burkholder was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, an agri-industrial community in the Appalachian Mountains. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he received his BA and Masters Degrees in Photography. Dan lives in Palenville, New York, with his wife, Jill Skupin Burkholder, and their six cats. Besides photography, Dan enjoys spending time with Jill, motorcyling, and exploring their new home in the Hudson River Valley.
David Benjamin is Principal at the architecture firm The Living, and Director of the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Along with his partner at The Living, architect Soo-in Yang, Benjamin has already created paradigm-shifting projects. Recent projects include Living City (a platform for buildings to talk to one another), Amphibious Architecture (a cloud of light above the East River that changes color according to conditions underwater), Living Light (a pavilion in Seoul that displays air quality and collective interest in the environment), and Proof (a series of design studios at Columbia that explore testing as a design methodology and evolutionary computation as an exploration technique). These projects entice people to participate in their environments in new ways, while making them aware of how they’re constantly changing. Before receiving a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia, Benjamin graduated from Harvard with a BA in Social Studies.
Dr. Amol Sarva is an American technology entrepreneur who co-founded Peek and Virgin Mobile USA. Peek pioneered the mass market smartphone -- a $30 Internet and email gadget that won awards and honors from a litany of global critics: Time ("Gadget of the Year"), The New York Times ("Simple and chic"), The Wall Street Journal, Wired ("#1 Gadget"), BusinessWeek ("Design Award Winner"), ID Magazine ("Annual Design Award"), IDSA, Engadget, Oprah's O Magazine ("Favorite Things"), USA Today, NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, ABC's This Week, NPR, The Boston Globe, the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, eventually blocked by the FTC. He is a creator of Cfund, a seed investor focused on Columbia. Amol was co-founder of Blue Mobile until 2007, Digicel's effort to create a simple prepaid wireless offering in the US, where he led partnerships with Verizon and Wal-Mart. He was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in New York prior. As the second employee ofThe San Francisco Chronicle, and many more. Major retailers from Target, Radio Shack, and Amazon to QVC, Wired's Pop Up Shop and Skymall all featured the product. Peek's cloud and software technology was built into hardware designs from much larger global players like ZTE and Micromax, and its leading customers use the Peek platform to deploy smartphone apps onto the widest range of smart and featurephones. In 2007, Amol testified in front of the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Senate advocating open access in wireless spectrum policy. He gave oral testimony before Senator Ted Stevens ("The Internet is a series of tubes"). He was profiled on C-SPAN and has written on behalf of the Wireless Founders Coalition for Innovation, and served as adviser to greenfield network startup Frontline Wireless.The FCC eventually backed rules requiring open access that govern the C-Block today. In 2009, Amol was part of protesting the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, eventually blocked by the FTC. He is a creator of Cfund, a seed investor focused on Columbia. Amol was co-founder of Blue Mobile until 2007, Digicel's effort to create a simple prepaid wireless offering in the US, where he led partnerships with Verizon and Wal-Mart. He was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in New York prior. As the second employee of Virgin Mobile USA in San Francisco in January 2000, Amol was part of the founding team. He helped build the model, design the data features, and raise the money. Virgin Mobile later went public on NASDAQ and was acquired by Sprint. Amol's Ph.D. is from Stanford University (Dissertation: The Concept of Modularity in Cognitive Science) and B.A. is from Columbia University.
Halo Neuro: He is currently developing a new cognitive enhancement technology called Halo Neuro, and an application for better discussions. Halo is driven by a team of scientists and entrepreneurs who have invented, launched, and scaled cutting-edge medical and consumer technology products. It is a neuro-stimulation device that boosts brain function by sending electromagnetic waves directly into your brain. It helps healthy people operate at a higher performance level and also has tremendous potential to help those who are not healthy or have damage to their brain.