If you want to know how 1218 drones made a flying snowboarder in the sky at this year’s Winter Olympics, listen up! We’re geeking out with Intel’s General Manager of Drone Light Shows, Natalie Cheung, about pulling off epic spectacles at the Olympics, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance, Coachella and lots more. Natalie shares how she ended up with a job that didn’t exist until recently and gives advice on jumping into a line of work that may require skills beyond your current resume. Plus, so much cool stuff about the art and science of drones!
It’s our first-ever very special highlights episode! We’re bringing you some of our favorite illuminating moments from four guests who all have at least one circle of their Human Venn Diagrams in the world of STEM communication. You’ll hear Bobak Ferdowsi of NASA’s JPL, Danielle Feinberg of Pixar, Emily Graslie of Chicago’s Field Museum and The Brain Scoop and our favorite high school teacher Monsieur Le Nadj of Interlochen Arts Academy. It’s our gift to you!
Can you mathematicize art? We dive into that question and lots more with physicist, engineer and master origami artist Dr. Robert J. Lang, who merges mathematics with aesthetics to fold elegant modern origami. You’ll hear how computer programs support making better art and discover some astonishing applications of origami folding techniques. Plus, the world’s most beautiful math equation!
We're talking with Janett Martinez the CEO of Loomia, a fashion-tech company that makes fabric into circuit boards using proprietary conductive ink. Janett shares her fascinating path to CEO that's been paved with scrappy resourcefulness. We discuss the power of setting up a process, the internet of things, the best kept secrets of NYC concierges and so much more.
We hang out with Adam Ward, a multi-hyphenate artist who works primarily in LEGO. Adam has created major installations for brands like Tumblr, Microsoft, Genentech, and The Oscars, and is in the second season of his hit YouTube series BRICK X BRICK. We discuss how LEGO can be a tool for social change, how you can start from wherever you are (using whatever materials you've got), and how to turn play into a career. Plus, artificial intelligence, the uncanny valley, and plenty of LEGO math!