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Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer of Bridgman Packer Dance, acclaimed for their innovative integration of choreography and video technology that explodes the partnering form into a magically populated stage where image and reality collide. (Photo, top middle – Tyler Silver)

Erin McKean, lexicographer, TED talk alumna, author of books including Weird and Wonderful Words and More Weird and Wonderful Words and Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. (Photo, bottom left)

Charles Yust, Principal Design Technologist at frogdesign, focuses on developing interactive interfaces at various scales, from installations in spatial environments and large-scale, multi-touch tables, to mobile and online platforms. (Photo, bottom right)

Carolyn Porter, graphic designer, created a font based on letters found in an antique shop in Stillwater, Minnesota, written by Marcel Heuze, a Frenchman who was conscripted into labor during World War II. (Photo, bottom middle)

Len Brackett, head of East Wind, spent seven years in Japan, five of them training as a temple carpenter apprentice in Kyoto. East Wind (Higashi Kaze), Inc. works with clients to design and build traditional Japanese houses. East Wind also designs and makes furniture, doors, and windows. (Photo, top right)

Bob Borson, AIA, LEED AP
, is widely recognized as the blogger behind Life of an Architect—one of the world’s most popular architectural blogs. He has bridged the gap and engaged multiple generations of architects and architectural enthusiasts by sharing his personal experiences, professional practice tips, and anecdotes on what it’s like to work with and be an architect. (Photo, top left)