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The transformative power of sensory experience
Emilie Baltz is a food technologist, experience designer and multimedia artist who creates multi-sensory experiences for emotional impact. Through this work, Emilie inspires diverse points of entry into how, and why, we consume.
Based in New York City Emilie works out of the New Lab for emerging technologies. Emilie is a founding member of NEW INC, the first museum led incubator hosted at the New Museum and is also part of the founding faculty of the School of Visual Arts Products of Design MFA program, as well as the founder of the Food Design Studio at Pratt Institute.
Architect and Director
MASS Design Group and African Design Centre
Architecture beyond the design of buildings
Christian Benimana is leading the African Design Center in Kigali, Rwanda, a field-based apprenticeship that is set to be the BAUHAUS of Africa. His goal is to develop the talent and potential of the next generation of African designers with socially-focused design principles.
Christian is an Architect and Country Program Manager at MASS Design Group. His work range from the Maternity Waiting Village project in Malawi to Liberia Health Infrastructure Standards and a master plan for the Albert Schweitzer hospital in Lambarene, Gabon.
MASS seeks to provide infrastructure, buildings, and the human and physical systems necessary for growth, dignity and well-being.
Research & Machine Intelligence, Google
New Machines, new opportunities
Matt Jones was a principal and partner at the legendary product invention company BERG that researched, conceived, designed and built connected products.
At Nokia, he drove design research, working on areas as diverse as RFID/NFC applications of tangible/physical interfaces and the human universal experience of play.
Today he works on product design for Machine Learning at Google (and writes on interaction design, comic books and planetary-scale, self-replicating robot dogs at magicalnihilism.com)