HOST: Renata Martin & Jamie Bedford
Josh Whitkin: Unlonely the World: building a sensible, terrifyingly authentic, loving, clinically rigorous online intervention
Mover-and-shaker Josh Whitkin builds off Danah Boyd’s research regarding connection-starved teenagers hacking social networks to have authentic, intense emotional interactions, by proposing to unlonely the world: building a sensible, terrifyingly authentic, loving, clinically rigorous online intervention.
Jake Lacore: Dumpster Designs
Hacker and maker Jake Lacore presented his most recent work with re-purposed and reused materials, keeping things out of our ever-expanding waste stream one re-made thing at a time.
Chip Beal: Forces At Work
Artist and visionary Chip F Beal presented “Forces at Work” which chronicles his journey through writing a 4-part sci-fi comic book series. Chip focused on character / concept creation in a world he’s calling “WTF Sci Fi,” stemming from his idea that we are all time travelers, led by forces we don’t understand.