2 February 2011



Dear Friends:

This is the second of a series of ten announcements leading up to the eg conference in April — a gathering of the best of current and future thought in entertainment & education, innovation & imagination.

We’re thrilled to reveal five more speakers, and to release another suite of eg video presentations, complete and unedited, from last year's conference.


Michael Hawley, EG director
mike@the-eg.com 






ANNOUNCING FIVE
EG PRESENTERS:
FREEMAN DYSON
Physicist

The son of a composer, Freeman grew up to become a physicist and mathematician. He works at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, where he has lived for over fifty years. Lauded with the Templeton Prize, the Fermi Award, the Lorentz Medal, the Max Planck Medal, he has been a Fellow of the Royal Society for half a century.

JACK HORNER
Paleontologist

Jack is living every kid’s dream: he is one of the world’s leading paleontologists and lives his life at the cutting edge of dinosaur research. He was the scientific advisor for the Jurassic Park films, and after spending a lifetime discovering dinosaurs, is now working on growing them

SOMALY MAM
Anti-Slavery Icon

Born to a tribal minority family in Mondulkiri, Cambodia, Somaly was sold into sexual slavery by a man who posed as her grandfather. Miraculously she escaped and has dedicated her life to saving victims and empowering survivors. Somaly's team rescued more than 6,000 girls from the horrific world of human trafficking.

TREY RATCLIFF
Photographer

Trey’s site, StuckInCustoms.com, has become the #1 travel photography blog on the internet. Trey has become known for his striking high-dynamic-range photography, which brings a luscious quality and computational brilliance to his scenic imagery. His work has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, the BBC, and has been hung in the Smithsonian.

MAX FERGUSON
Painter

Max Ferguson is a painter whose stunningly realistic oil paintings capture poignant, vanishing moments of life in New York. His works have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, the British Museum, the New York Public Library, and are found in many other private and public collections of note.

NEW UNCUT VIDEO SESSIONS

SEEING LIFE DIFFERENTLY:

SOBULE, BROWN, CROW, KENNERLY, TAKESHITA & GUNTON.

The title sums it up. This session, the second full session at eg 2010, embodies curiosity, ingenuity, tenacity, emotionality, humanity, and the epic struggles of the natural world.

Jill Sobule leads off with a song.

Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam, shares his wisdom on the aspirations of an inventive life.

Maisie Crow, a young photographer in her first appearance on stage, shows her passion for finding stories that matter.

One of the most renowned photojournalists of our time, David Hume Kennerly, walks us through his adventurous life in pictures — and in conversation with Rick Smolan.

But not everything we see comes to us through cameras, or even through our eyes. Dr. Bill Takeshita, a pediatric optometrist, lost his sight, yet continues to share his vision with children in need.

And Mike Gunton is the force of nature behind the BBC/Discovery production of LIFE — perhaps the most ambitious and staggeringly beautiful natural history epic ever created.

Enjoy this full session, just as it was composed for the conference.

 


Jill Sobule


Garrett Brown


Maisie Crow


David Kennerly


Bill Takeshita


Mike Gunton


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