My Inspirations

When I get lost, I go back to look at these people's work and find my direction.


Boston Dynamics

"We began as ... Marc Raibert and his colleagues first developed robots that ran and maneuvered like animals."


Thad Sterner

Cyborg since 1993 and counting 

 


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David Eagleman

"So because we're humans, we've never experienced that world of smell [of a bloodhound], so we don't miss it, because we are firmly settled into our umwelt. But the question is, do we have to be stuck there? So as a neuroscientist, I'm interested in the way that technology might expand our umwelt, and how that's going to change the experience of being human."


Aaron Koblin

"The Sheep Market is a collection of 10,000 sheep created by workers on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Each worker was paid $.02 (US) to “draw a sheep facing left.”


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Elon Musk

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads, and that sucks.” - Jeff Hammerbacher 

Musk is a counter example.


George Balanchine

“I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ” 


Sara Mearns

"If I fall, that's because I really went for it."


Xiaomei Zhu

Her relentless pursuit of music amidst destitute inspires me.

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Lynsey Addario

She tells her story through risk, passion and compassion.


Matthias Wandel

Watching him create ingenious wooden machines gives me such joy.