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.
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.
Paula Apsell, NOVA Diva, (EG8)
May: 2014, Paula Apsell discusses her passion for storytelling and science. If you’ve ever learned something from a science documentary on public television — and who hasn’t? — you can thank Paula.
Emily Levine, Philosopher and Comic, (EG8)
May, 2014: Emily Levine gives us a sneak peek of her new film, Emily @ The Edge Of Chaos. Emily Levine: humorist, speaker, radio commentator, Harvard grad, Emily began her career with an improvisational comedy group called “The New York City Stickball Team.”
Stewart Brand, Writer & De-Extinguisher (EG8)
May: 2014, Stewart Brand discusses the future of conservation and the imminent reality of bringing extinct species back to life. Brand is co-founder of Revive & Restore; of The Long Now Foundation; of The WELL; of Global Business Network; and founder/editor of the Whole Earth Catalog.
Danny Ferrington, Luthier (EG8)
May, 2014: A delightful Danny Ferrington charms the crowd with touching recollections of the people he has made guitars for, including Johnny Cash and David Lynch, and is joined by Sam Zygmuntowicz for a brief chat and performance. Einstein studied the violin at Princeton, and when he gave up he said, you can't figure out human intuition and that's what makes them sound good.
Nadejda Vlaeva, Pianist (EG8)
May, 2014: Nadejda Vlaeva discusses her formative years in Communist Bulgaria, performs two rarely heard pieces, and shares an animated short film. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nadejda began playing the piano at age 5.