MENTORS 

MENTORS 

Tod Machover
Tod Machover

Opera of the Future Director

Frank Wilczek
Frank Wilczek

Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics MIT and Nobel laureate

Dr. Psyche Loui
Dr. Psyche Loui

Music Cognition Researcher Wesleyan

Dr. Spencer Topel
Dr. Spencer Topel

Dartmouth Bregman Labs

Patricia Lynne Duffy
Patricia Lynne Duffy

UN Language & Communications Instructor, Synesthete, Author

Dr. Gabriele Vanoni
Dr. Gabriele Vanoni

Dartmouth, Berklee College of Music, Electroacoustic Music

Dr. Michael Shanks
Dr. Michael Shanks

Stanford, Design, History, Research

Sunny Nam
Sunny Nam

Jacob's Well Mastering, Audio Engineer, Dartmouth Lecturer

Dr. Cliff Nass
Dr. Cliff Nass

Stanford, Human Machine Interaction 1958 - 2013

Dr. Clay Carson
Dr. Clay Carson

Stanford, Multimedia History, King Center

Amy Garapic
Amy Garapic

Dartmouth Educator, Producer, Musician

Jon Appleton
Jon Appleton

Professor, Composer, Sound Pioneer

Dr. Noam Sagiv
Dr. Noam Sagiv

Brunel University, Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging, Professor, Researcher

Basil Twist
Basil Twist

Artist, Designer, Puppeteer

Linda Livingston
Linda Livingston

BMI, Senior Director of Film/TV Music

Michel Casey
Michel Casey

Principle Investigator Bregman Labs, Dartmouth

Rosalind Picard
Rosalind Picard

Affective Computing Principal Investigator

Dr. Joseph O'Donnell
Dr. Joseph O'Donnell

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry

Maryanne Kirkbride
Maryanne Kirkbride

Mind Hand Heart MIT

Dr. Tobi Beetz
Dr. Tobi Beetz

Stanford, Pysics and Nanotechnology

Dr. Jonathan Berger
Dr. Jonathan Berger

Stanford, CCRMA

Dr. Madison Richardson
Dr. Madison Richardson

Cedars, Sinai, MD, Audiology,Otolaryngology, Speech

Dr. William Petig
Dr. William Petig

Stanford University Professor, Author

Dr. Gili Drori
Dr. Gili Drori

Stanford, Science Technology, Society

Manuela Testolini
Manuela Testolini

Law, Altruism, Founder of In A Perfect World

Alvin Lucier
Alvin Lucier

Composer, Inventor, Sound Pioneer

Jodie Blum
Jodie Blum

Recording Academy, Executive Director

Len Wisniewski
Len Wisniewski

Director, Engineering Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Nathan Davis
Nathan Davis

Dartmouth Lecturer, Electronic Composer, Percussionist

Aleta Hayes
Aleta Hayes

Stanford University, Lecturer, Cultural and Performance History

Alexandra Rieger is a scientist, musician and anti-disciplinary graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab. Before coming to MIT, she received a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience, Synesthesia Research and Cross-Modal Sound Studies at Dartmouth College, received her Bachelor’s at Stanford University and is an Oxford University Bing Alumna. As a honorary United Nations youth ambassador, her social service work throughout the world (ranging from poverty alleviation, economic development to youth literacy initiatives) and myriad academic experiences, have informed some of the larger questions in her work. She is passionate about promoting neurodiversity and improving upon the human experience by creating pathways between the fields of neuroscience, music, technology and multisensory studies.  Through this, she seeks to develop and deploy sustainable solutions, assistive technologies and innovations for cognitive pathologies like Alzheimer’s and other challenges facing our communities and world. 

ABOUT ALEXANDRA