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Alvis Brigis

Alvis Brigis

Alvis Brigis is a writer/producer/CEO who specializes in blending technology and entertainment. His TV credits include MotorMouth (VH1 – Writer), Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search (NBC – Story Editor), House of Boateng (Sundance Channel – Story Producer), and LA Riding Club (TLC – Story Producer) among others. He’s co-founded or managed several social media startups and is currently CEO of Swarmado.com (stealth mode). Alvis blogs and lectures about social technologies & change, serves on the board of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, produces live role playing games and writes/performs a wide variety of music, especially at campfires.

Venessa Miemis

Venessa Miemis

Venessa Miemis is a writer and digital ethnographer, exploring how social technologies are transforming communication, collaboration, and commerce in a network society. Her writing has appeared online at mainstream media outlets like Forbes and CNN, and is frequently requested to give talks about new economic paradigms and the future of money. She is a board member of the Acceleration Studies Foundation and serves in an advisory role for a number of tech startups and social change initiatives. Venessa is currently Executive Director for Contact, a summit highlighting p2p culture, governance, and collective action. She authors the blog Emergent by Design.

Shane Valcich

Shane Valcich

Shane is an HD filmmaker residing in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of upstate NY where he specializes in action sports, multi-camera live music videos and commercials. With capabilites spanning director, producer, camera man, editor and animator, Shane operates a start-to-finish video studio BigHeadShane.com. His client list includes Grammy award winning musicians, ski resorts, ad agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and small businesses. He’s also busy at work on a feature length documentary on The Catskill Mountains.

Erica Glasier

Erica Glasier

Erica is a Canadian illustrator, exploring concepts of technology, singularity, and cultural change. Her current artistic mission is helping kids understand evolutionary science. She tweets here, and hopes you adopt technologies with eyes wide open to the ideas they promote.




Gavin Keech

Gavin Keech

gavin keech is a creative with an immense passion and drive for design and immersive experiences. what excites him the most about art and design is the ‘future possibilities’ if we all keep sight of human needs, the world’s sustainability and evolution, with a good dose of hyper-progressive thinking. he is currently building something which is too complicated to explain in a bio, but invites you to seek and discover what it is by taking a breath and diving down the rabbit hole for a bit of a teaser and tickle … http://entpm.tumblr.com

Mark Plattner

Mark Plattner

Is a Print/Web Production Artist who: fixes, designs, problem solves and learns. You can see his work at PlattnerDesign.com and you can find him as @CapnMarrrrk on Twitter. He hangs around with all kinds of artists and teaches himself to draw in his spare time.