Can you picture a nucleosome? Thanks to data-visualization expert Janet Iwasa, there’s a whole collection of molecular animations to help us see what our eyes can’t. Listen to how Janet turns the movies in the minds of research scientists into dynamic images and how her single-minded focus has helped her pursue a path that didn’t exist before. Plus, it’s Global Mathematics Week!
Jeff Smith got the idea to cofound Smule while pursuing his PhD in Computer Music at Stanford twenty years after attending as an undergrad. For the first time in his life, music and technology came together in a way that he didn’t see coming. Jeff shares how he saw the potential in an iPhone as an instrument of making music and not just consuming it, and how that has opened up a whole world of expressivity and accessibility. Plus: the ocarina, a fresh take on autotune and much more!
Entrepreneur and investor Jason Scott believes that when you get a bunch of individuals with diverse backgrounds in one room, magic happens. Jason shares how his experience studying Biology at MIT led him toward consumer technology and building communities. He also tells us why he’ll always dance hip-hop and why networking is the ultimate opportunity to be of service.
It’s a C&C episode and we’re sharing our favorite learnings with you! You’ll hear how to frame and own your expertise, how to decide when to work within a system or step out of it and the power of setting metrics that matter. Plus, fall plans and our very firm position on the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Did you ever consider that the thing you’re the worst at might open the door to an exciting career path? Mario Klingemann, an artist in residence at Google Art, tells us how having poor handwriting as a child led him to the world of computational art. We deep dive in neural networks, discuss the difference between curation and creation, and discover how researching the past can be a great way to make something new.