Do you ever imagine you're moving to a soundtrack inspired by your environment? Meet Ryan and Hays Holladay - two brothers who have created location-aware compositions in places like The National Mall and Central Park. Ryan and Hays tell us when they realized they didn't have to wait to be successful to make the work they wanted to make and share insights into their collaboration process, partnering with brands, and wading through the LA River.
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!
Can you train your brain to be more creative? Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a neuroscientist turned creative director, makes a strong case that you can. Amanda is the prolific creator of Beyond Curie, a design project that highlights badass women in STEM, and the founder of The Leading Strand, a multidisciplinary initiative to bring design and science together. We track Amanda’s path from ballet to neuroscience to design and hear how she’s maximized her time and creativity to make so many cool projects.
We talk with Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, an Australian artist, researcher, occupational diver, and lover of space who is currently training to be an “artist-astronaut” and will soon be bringing art to a suborbital space mission. We discuss how SJ’s art is connected from sea to summit to space, why we need to keep asking good questions, why it’s always a good idea to discover, discover, and discover some more, and why every expedition needs an artist.
We talk with Camille Seaman, an award-winning photographer, documentary filmmaker, Stanford Knight Fellow, and a TED Senior Fellow, who strongly believes in capturing photographs which articulate that humans are not separate from nature. Camille has photographed glaciers, chased storms, and most recently spent over 30 days at Standing Rock. We discuss Camille’s time at Sacred Stone Camp, how understanding interconnectivity and heritage is a strong antidote to fear, and what happens at the intersection of observation and passion. Plus, why you should always follow the women.