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Eran Egozy '95

Eran Egozy is an entrepreneur, musician, and technologist. He is the co-founder and chief scientist of Harmonix Music Systems, the music-based video game company that created the revolutionary titles Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dance Central with sales in excess of one billion dollars. Eran and his business partner Alex Rigopulos were named in Time Magazine’s Time 100 and Fortune Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. Eran is also an accomplished clarinetist, performing regularly with Radius Ensemble, Emmanuel Music, and freelancing in the Boston area. Prior to starting Harmonix, Eran earned degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music from MIT, where he conducted research on combining music and technology at the MIT Media Lab. Now back at MIT, his research and teaching interests include interactive music systems, music information retrieval, and multimodal musical expression and engagement. His current research project, ConcertCue, is a program-note streaming mobile app for live classical music concerts that has been featured with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony.

MIT Professor of the Practice in Music Technology

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Wendy Swart Grossman

With a background in US and South African presidential campaigns – clarity, communication and deadlines are Wendy’s strength. As a Creative Practitioner and Consultant Wendy brings her expertise in building effective partnerships, strategic planning, board development, measurable outcomes, communication, and workshop facilitation to the table. Wendy is a connecter, a political and community organizer, a logistical wizard, and a visionary advocate/activist for community building and engagement. She has held positions at Harvard’s Museum of Science and Culture and the Graduate School of Design as well as The Science Museum in London, UK and scores of NGO’s, non-profits and social impact businesses nationally and internationally. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Boston University within their Graduate Arts Administration Program.
Wendy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University.

Creative practitioner, consultant, professor of Cultural Entrepreneurship

2019 $15K Creative Arts Competition. Credit: HErickson/MIT.
2019 $15K Creative Arts Competition. Credit: HErickson/MIT.

Mary Hale, AR ’09

Mary Hale is a graduate of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning where she completed a Master’s degree in Architectural Design.

 

While at MIT, Hale developed considerable experience designing and constructing one-to-one scale projects meant to engage the human body. In 2015, Hale was the recipient of the highest award given to associate AIA members.

Founder of ROYHALE, an experimental interdisciplinary design practice

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Gui Marcondes

Guilherme Marcondes is a filmmaker and photographer living and working in New York, USA and São Paulo, Brazil. He has a bachelor degree in Architecture and City Planning, started his career as an illustrator and later migrated to animation and photography. He is currently the Creative Director of Lobo Studios NYC office. Marcondes has directed projects from TV spots to interactive content for clients including Disney/Pixar, Google, Chobani and Audi and worked with major production companies around the world such as MTV International in London, Motion Theory in LA and Hornet Inc. in NY. His short-films were selected to countless international festivals. His most famous film ‘Tyger’ (2006), was chosen as one of the one hundred most important animations in Brazilian history in 2018. The film won over twenty awards around the world and it is still regularly programmed in festival screenings. In 2013 Marcondes was a guest artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he spent two weeks conducting a workshop on Narrative Spaces in Film and Games.

Filmmaker and photographer

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Josh Roy

As Vice President and Creative Director of C Space’s Communications team and also a founder and partner of several startups, Josh brings more than 20 years of experience conceptualizing print and out-of-home campaigns, digital experiences, product development, packaging, documentary and promotional films and museum-quality exhibitions for the world’s largest brands, Josh and his team bring the customer into the heart of everything they do. The work he has delivered over his career has resulted in companies such as Comcast, Disney, Samsung, Gillette, First Act, Atlantic Records, Campbell’s and Anheuser-Busch innovating and growing their businesses; most often around the needs of their customers.

Continuing to bring human stories and customer insights to life in the most memorable of ways remains his primary ambition as he continues to challenge himself and his team to uncover new ways to customize and deliver unforgettable experiences.

He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Newton, MA where he enjoys planning his next family adventure, playing his guitar (sometimes with an Elvis-snarl) and always thinking about his next creative project.

Vice President of C Space, entrepreneur

Marc Steglitz, ’65. Chief Operating Officer at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Marc Steglitz, ’65. Chief Operating Officer at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Marc Steglitz, GM ’66

Marc Steglitz joined the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in July 2002 as Chief Operating Officer. He served as Interim Director of the museum from September 2007 to December 2008. At the foundation, his responsibilities include finance, administrative oversight of affiliate museums, human resources, information technology, facilities, security, visitor services, and exhibition management. Steglitz also oversaw the award-winning restoration of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

 

Steglitz completed his BA at the University of Michigan and his MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Chief Operating Officer at the Guggenheim Museum, New York

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Phillip Tiongson '98

Phillip R. Tiongson is a Filipino American designer and leading authority on interactive technology. Tiongson’s career reflects his interest in the ever-evolving interplay between technology and humanity. Tiongson founded Potion, an independent studio dedicated to transforming the world with interactivity. In every engagement, he seeks to design inclusive experiences that reflect each organization’s core values and culture. Tiongson currently serves on MIT’s Council for the Arts, a catalyst and funder for the development of a broadly based, highly participatory arts program and regularly speaks about technology, design, and culture. He earned his MS from the MIT Media Lab and MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University. Born and raised in rural Tennessee, he can’t believe that he lives with his family in NYC.

Founder and CEO, Potion