Zigelbaum + Coelho
Zigelbaum + Coelho is a studio founded by Jamie Zigelbaum and Marcelo Coelho. Operating at the intersection of design, technology, science, and art, our work utilizes physical, computational, and cultural materials in the service of creating new, but fundamentally human, experiences.
LeafLabs was founded on the premise that science should not be confined to expensive labs filled with shiny equipment, but found on cluttered workbenches in musty basements everywhere. We’re dedicated to making the latest in computer science and electrical engineering accessible to all engineers, regardless of budget or specialized training. Beginning with our 32-bit ARM-based development board, Maple, and continuing through Willow, a high performance computing platform that natively pairs Linux with an FPGA, LeafLabs’ products make previously costly or esoteric technologies easy to use. We are committed to democratizing digital design.
Jeff Lieberman explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, passion, creativity, and the potential future of human consciousness. He hosts 'Time Warp' on the Discovery Channel, using technology to see beyond the limits of our normal human perception. He composes music in the duo gloobic, and has performed in Carnegie Hall. He shows technological sculptures around the world, to bring people an emotional and mystical connection with science and the universe. Having finished four degrees at MIT (BS: Physics, Math, MS: Mech. Engineering, Media Arts and Sciences), he is exploring the applications of technology to evolving and shifting human consciousness.
Formlabs is developing a high quality, low cost 3D printer that works out of the box. It enables designers, makers, and everyday people to create 3D forms by simply hitting the print button. Formlabs products fuses a novel additive manufacturing technology with a unique design-centric approach to achieve an incredible user experience yet to be seen in 3D printing.
Jordan Wayne Long
Jordan Wayne Long is a performance/installation artist. His work deals with Trauma and the mechanisms used to deal with it. Jordan's work has been featured on such sites as Art21, Artnet, Kataku and MSNBC. His recent performances involve shipping himself across country while locked in a crate, burning down barns and being dragged behind cars. He tells stories too.
Nell Breyer was a research affiliate at MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies between 2002-2010. Her work focuses on the intersection of dance, new media, and visual art.
Chitra is a graphic designer with a great affinity for motion graphics, branding and print-making. With an MFA in graphic design from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (2009) and the ESAG Penninghen (2004), she is a passionate advocate to using design strategies for social change. She is the co-founder of Kara Weaves, a hand-loom weaving revival project based out of India. It is the only social enterprise of its kind that works with the thorthu weaving co-operatives in Kerala to promote their work through the creation of home linens and accessories. Read about our social cause, our products and story at http://www.karaweaves.com
Melinda Hale is a mechanical engineer who loves building things. Her lab at MIT ran out of room for her to tinker on side projects, and her dorm won't let her keep power tools. Her dream is someday to have a shop just like Iron Man's in her basement.
Best Bilingual Solutions
Best Bilingual Solutions is startup publishing house with a strong educational focus on language learning. Though we are based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are a global enterprise driven by Citizens of the World of all ages and backgrounds, who have in common a love for learning, language, and culture. We are all about having fun while hopefully enriching many people’s lives through the creation, translation, publishing, and selling of beautiful books, produced monolingually and bilingually in 19+ languages and in all real and virtual formats. To visit us just click on the colorful flags.
Adam Setapen builds robots that learn from people through social interaction. He is working on a new type of personalized robotic character for children, centering around long term interactivity and an ability to connect people in different places. With an M.S. in artificial intelligence from the University of Texas as well as a Masters in robotics from the MIT Media Lab, Adam applies his research knowledge to create products that live within the intersection of science and design. Through harnessing mobile phones in his designs, he aims to push the limits of robots that are able to work with and learn from people. With a focus on robots that can live outside the laboratory, Adam is working to create the new personal robot.
GeoAdaptive provides spatial technology and strategy services to inform the planning, design, and development of regional and urban landscapes. We employ a trans-disciplinary process that distills geographic, economic, and social information to develop geospatial solutions for governments, businesses, and agencies. Our success lies in the proven experience and expertise of our team and network, which has worked on some of the most innovative and complex spatial planning projects around the world.
ProGo Learning was formed by Zachary Katz to help build a bridge between industrialized, test-based learning and personal development. Based upon the idea that learning is the medium of human growth, ProGo does everything from SAT tutoring, to tutor training, to developing interactive learning tools. We are committed to finding a way for every student to find learning fulfilling.
Plus Fabrication is a studio founded by two artists passionate about design and fabrication. We collaborate with designers, artists, and engineers to solve technical and aesthetic challenges. We make objects that are not just well made but well thought out.
Common Sensing is making medical devices that empower patients with smart data to promote self-awareness, education, and social engagement. The first product in development provides a breakthrough solution for diabetes self-management that allows patients to better control use of injectable medicine. Common Sensing was founded in 2012 by MIT graduates Richard Whalley & James White. For inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kendall Research Systems
KRS is pioneering novel tools for neuroscience discovery using optogenetic techniques. From a single-target implantable tethered light source to a multi-site completely wireless system scalable to hundreds of simultaneous subjects, explore the benefits of optogenetics untethered.
Zeega is an open-source HTML5 platform for creating interactive documentaries and inventing new forms of storytelling. A winner of the 2011 Knight News Challenge, we are a startup 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission to enable anyone to create participatory projects that combine original content with photos, videos, text, audio, data feeds and maps via APIs from across the web. But Zeega is not just an online documentary toolkit. Integral to the project is the ability to bridge physical and digital worlds through tangible media such as signs, stickers or even networked receipt printers.
David Nunez is a creative technologist, executing projects at the intersection of art, design, and technology. He builds mobile apps, games, and interactive software using tools like iOS, Unity3D, Cinder, openFrameworks (oF), and Processing. His recent clients have included JK Rowling's Lumos organization, Candlewick Press, PBS, Electric Type and the Personal Robotics Group at the MIT Media Lab. His project, Bytes and Bots at the Children's Museum of Houston, engages students to explore programming ideas through an animatronic lobster and bird. Previously, he designed the multitouch table used to play the Electric Gongs, a set of instruments for the Austin Children’s Museum. His robotic marionette, El Quemira, won multiple blue ribbons at the 2007 Austin Maker Faire. He also co-curates dorkbot-boston, a monthly gathering of people doing strange things with electricity.
Ali is interested in lots of stuff and is mostly here to build and to learn. At the moment, he's experimenting with free design, radio, math, and coffee.
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