Jakob Trollback is a pioneering designer, whose work in video and motion graphics has helped define the industry -- always pushing the edges of technology and entertainment through design.
Jewelry designer John Hardy co-founded the extraordinary Green School in Bali, where kids get a holistic and green education.
With cello, piano and violin, sisters Maria, Lucia and Angella Ahn are constantly redefining the art and architecture of chamber music.
AnnMarie Thomas works on the playful side of engineering -- using cool tools to teach and help others.
Robert Lee Hotz is the science columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
Ethno-mathematician Ron Eglash is the author of African Fractals, a book that examines the fractal patterns underpinning architecture, art and design in many parts of Africa.
A designer, promoter and recording artist, Malcom McLaren masterminded the punk-rock group the Sex Pistols, was an early mover in globalizing hip-hop, and made ambitious works of art.
Food is a shared necessity -- but also a shared way of thinking, argues Carolyn Steel. Looking at food networks offers an unusual and illuminating way to explore how cities evolved.
Creative Residence, Adobe
WORKSHOP co-founder, graphic designer, passionate about conserving our planet and about color.
Could good design save the newspaper -- at least for now? Jacek Utko thinks so -- and his lively.
"Grunge typographer"; creator of Ray Gun magazine
David Bismark has a PhD in Verifiable Electronic Voting and is the CEO of Swedish book publishing firm Recito FÃ¶rlag AB.
Senior Executive, DreamWorks Animation.
Joel Cochran is an Expression Blend MVP, an INETA Community Champion, and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Windows Forms and WPF.
Software Legend at Microsoft
Host of DIY Network's "King of Dirt"; Licensed Contractor and Landscaper
Executive Leadership in Digital Innovation and Citizen Science
Stefan Mumaw is the Creative Director and Provider of All That Rocks at Reign, a Kansas City-based ad agency.