Domhnaill Hernon is Head of Innovation Incubation & Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T.) at Nokia Bell Labs. He graduated with a B.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering, a Ph.D in fundamental fluid mechanics from the University of Limerick & an Executive M.B.A. from Dublin City University, Ireland. Domhnaill is currently based in New Jersey at the headquarters of Bell Labs research. He is passionate about turning research/ideas into reality and exploring the bounds of creativity to push the limits of technology. Domhnaill is responsible for turning Bell Labs disruptive research assets into proto-solutions that can tested at scale in the market. He is also responsible for Bell Labs global activities in E.A.T. where he collaborates with the artistic/creative community to push the limits of technology to solve the greatest human need problems.
Seth Cluett is an artist and composer whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, sound installation, concert music, and critical writing. Exploring the territory between the senses, Cluett’s works are marked by a detailed attention to perception and to the role of sound in the creation of a sense of place, the workings of memory, and the experience of time. His research interests and critical writings investigate embodied cognition, sound in virtual and augmented reality, the media history of the loudspeaker, the history and documentation of sound in art practice, and architectural acoustics. He is a recipient of grants and awards from Meet the Composer as well as the Andrew W. Mellon, Naumberg, and Malcolm Morse Foundations and is joint-appointed on the faculties of Music & Technology and Visual Arts & Technology at the Stevens Institute in Hoboken, NJ.
Ariel Halevi is one of the co-founders of Vayomar, a global provider of communication competencies that helps individuals and companies realize and articulate their goals. He holds a Master’s degree in Government specializing in National Security Studies and Counter-Terrorism from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. During his academic studies, Ariel was the president of the competitive Debate Club and was the Debate champion in Israel for two consecutive years and in Oxford, England. Prior to his studies, Ariel founded and managed several Israel hi-tech companies that have branches in Australia, England and Holland.
Caroline Sinders is a machine learning designer/user researcher, artist, and digital anthropologist obsessed with language, culture, and images. For the past few years, she has been focusing on the intersections of natural language processing, artificial intelligence, abuse, and online harassment. Currently, she is a BuzzFeed/Eyebeam Open Labs fellow where she is prototyping a machine learning system to mitigate online harassment. Prior to that, she worked at IBM Watson as a designer researcher.
George Church, professor at Harvard & MIT, co-author of 425 papers, 95 patent publications & the book "Regenesis", developed methods used for the first genome sequence (1994) & million-fold cost reductions since (via NGS and nanopores), plus barcoding, DNA assembly from chips, genome editing, writing & recoding. He co-initiated the BRAIN Initiative (2011) & Genome Projects (1984, 2005) to provide & interpret the world's only open-access personal precision medicine datasets.
Joe Davis is an artist scientist at Thomas Scwartz Laboratory at MIT Department of Biology, the Laboratory of George M. Church, Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and the Ashley Seifart Lab, Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky. His works include RuBisCo Stars, a transmission of a message to nearby stars from the Arecibo Observatory radiotelescope in Puerto Rico, carried out in November 2009; New Age Ruby Falls, a project to create an artificial aurora using a 100,000 watt electron beam fired into the magnetosphere from a NASA space shuttle; and Microvenus, a piece of symbolic art involving engineering the genetic code of a microbe.