May: 2014, Nina Paley shows her brilliant animation and quilting work, and explains her fearless, forward thinking stance on copyright issues. Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues, which combines the Indian epic Ramayana with 1920's pop recordings of Annette Hanshaw.
Alexa Meade, Painter (EG8)
May: 2014, Alexa Meade discusses exploring new work, and new mediums, after her sensational introduction to the public eye. Meade is a 24-year-old artist whose work lies at the intersection of painting, photography, performance, and installation.
Ren Ng, Camera Inventor (EG8)
May: 2014, Ren Ng introduces his revolutionary light-field camera, the Lytro Illum. Before starting Lytro, Ren was on the fast path to fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a professor.
Shuangyi Li, Self-taught Student (EG6)
April: 2012, Hao (Shuangyi) Li performs a piece on her zither, and is joined by mentor David Bolinsky as they recount their meeting and Li's uncommonly ambitious path through her young life. Li is a student at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New, Mexico, majoring in liberal arts and sciences.
Paul Hoffman and Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's Cube (EG8)
May, 2014: Paul Hoffman interviews inventor Erno Rubik, and discusses an exhibit celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik's Cube. Hoffman is the CEO of Liberty Science Center, the creative director of the Rubik's Cube Exhibition, and a co-owner of Rucola, a Northern Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. Rubik was born in Budapest during World War II, the son of flight engineer and a poet.
Mark Liponis and Siobhan McNally, Doctors (EG8)
May, 2014: Mark Liponis and Siobhan McNally recall their experiences in Laos, where they've provided desperately needed medical care to people of all ages, facing harsh realities in this eye-opening presentation. Siobhan and Mark met in medical school in Massachusetts in 1980.
Bob Richards, Space Entrepreneur (EG8)
May: 2014, Bob Richards shares with us his love of the Earth, and the plans he and his company, Moon Express, have to explore the Moon. A self-described "Orphan of Apollo", Bob's life long passion with space exploration has driven him to create organizations, universities, and companies dedicated to the expansion of humanity into a multi-world species.