Origami is the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Lang, a world-renowned origami artist, has taken this traditional art form one step further.
Lang is one of the pioneers of cross-disciplinary origami that combines mathematics, science, technology, engineering and design with origami. His applications have been used on medical devices, air bag designs and expandable space telescopes. Read more »
Julian Guthrie, Journalist; Author, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight Mike Melvill, World's First Commercial Astronaut Matt Stinemetze, Engineer and Project Manager, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne Erik Lindbergh, Grandson of Aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Supporter of Private Race to Space Brian Hackney, Electrical Engineer and Meteorologist, KPIX-TV CBS San Francisco—Moderator Read more »
Mary Ellen Hannibal, Science Writer; Author, Citizen Scientist
Digging deeply, Mary Ellen Hannibal traces today’s tech-enabled citizen science movement to its roots: the centuries-long tradition of amateur observation by writers and naturalists. Combining original reporting, meticulous research, and memoir in impassioned prose, Citizen Scientist is a literary event, a blueprint for action, and the story of how one woman rescued herself from an odyssey of loss—with a new kind of science. Read more »
Ralph Nader, Activist; Author, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think; Twitter: @RalphNader Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator
In this unprecedented election year, Nader makes an inspired case about how he thinks our country can—and must—be democratically managed by communities guided by the U.S. Constitution, not by big business or the wealthy few. Read more »
Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (D, CA-15) Nellie Bowles, Silicon Valley Correspondent, HBO'S "Vice News Tonight"—Moderator
Congressman Eric Swalwell has quickly made a name for himself as the voice of the millennial generation in Congress. The first person in his family to go to college, Rep. Swalwell is fighting for student loan reform and advocating for affordable housing and paid family leave. Read more »
Dr. Pascal Lee, Co-founder, Mars Institute; Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute; Principal Investigator of the Haughton-Mars Project, NASA Ames Research Center; Author, Mission: Mars Andy Weir, Author, The Martian Mary Roach, Author, Packing for Mars—Moderator Read more »
Marcus Samuelsson, Chef; Author, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem; Twitter: @MarcusCooks
In conversation with Chef Chris Cosentino
This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
When Chef Samuelsson opened Red Rooster in Harlem, he envisioned more than just a restaurant. He wanted to create a melting pot that would highlight Harlem’s vibrant multicultural history with food, art and music. Read more »