MENTORS 

MENTORS 

Tod Machover
Opera of the Future Director
Frank Wilczek
Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics MIT
and Nobel laureate
Dr. Psyche Loui
Music Cognition Researcher
Wesleyan
Dr. Spencer Topel
Dartmouth
Bregman Labs
Patricia Lynne Duffy
UN Language & Communications Instructor, Synesthete, Author
Dr. Gabriele Vanoni
Dartmouth, Berklee College of Music, Electroacoustic Music
Dr. Michael Shanks
Stanford, Design, History, Research
Sunny Nam
Jacob's Well Mastering, Audio Engineer, Dartmouth Lecturer
Dr. Cliff Nass
Stanford, Human Machine Interaction
1958 - 2013
Dr. Clay Carson
Stanford, Multimedia History, King Center
Amy Garapic
Dartmouth Educator, Producer, Musician
Jon Appleton
Professor, Composer, Sound Pioneer
Dr. Noam Sagiv
Brunel University, Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging, Professor, Researcher
Basil Twist
Artist, Designer, Puppeteer
Linda Livingston
BMI, Senior Director of Film/TV Music
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Michel Casey
Principle Investigator Bregman Labs, Dartmouth
Rosalind Picard
Affective Computing
Principal Investigator
Dr. Joseph O'Donnell
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry
Maryanne Kirkbride
Mind Hand Heart
MIT
Dr. Tobi Beetz
Stanford, Pysics and Nanotechnology
Dr. Jonathan Berger
Stanford, CCRMA
Dr. Madison Richardson
Cedars, Sinai, MD, Audiology,Otolaryngology, Speech
Dr. William Petig
Stanford University Professor, Author
Dr. Gili Drori
Stanford, Science Technology, Society
Manuela Testolini
Law, Altruism, Founder of In A Perfect World
Alvin Lucier
Composer, Inventor, Sound Pioneer
Jodie Blum
Recording Academy, Executive Director
Len Wisniewski
Director, Engineering
Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University
Nathan Davis
Dartmouth Lecturer, Electronic Composer, Percussionist
Aleta Hayes
Stanford University, Lecturer, Cultural and Performance History
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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

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Maryanne Kirkbride

Mind Hand Heart MIT