Bryan Alvarez

Bryan Alvarez is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, researching brain-based and cognitive mechanisms of a unique form of sensory-blending called synesthesia, which he also experiences. Bryan made a transition from music performance to life sciences during his undergraduate education at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music after rediscovering a passion for the delicate and vast intricacy of living systems, and in particular the human brain. He earned degrees in Trombone Performance (BM) and Biology (BA, emphasis in Neuroscience) and later accepted an invitation to study at UC Berkeley, beginning his doctoral research on synesthesia in 2006.

Accessible education and mentorship have always been dear to heart for Bryan. He co-founded and helps lead a K-12 outreach program called Mind and Brain Outreach, which brings graduate students into schools to teach about their love of the mind and brain, often to several hundred students at a time in interactive exhibit-based events called Mind and Brain Nights. He has also given many talks for scientific and public audiences (grade school to adult) on the beauty and intrigue of the mind and brain, and on his own research.

In September of 2009, Bryan began organizing a project to create the first fully 3D interactive, online, open-contribution, and scalable atlas of the human body as a mission to celebrate the beauty of living things, beginning with the vast and stunning human body, and share that celebration with the world.

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Jason Atwood

Jason R. Atwood is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley and the director of Ethiopia ConnectED, an education initiative inspired by TEDster Sugata MitraÍs research on self-organized learning environments. Modeled on Dr. MitraÍs ñHole-in-the-Wallî project, the mission of Ethiopia ConnectED is to facilitate autonomous and child-mediated learning in resource-insecure areas of the Global South by building a network of solar-powered computer learning centers that utilize free and open source software.

JasonÍs doctoral research is concerned with the psychology of learning and the sociological factors that influence student motivation and achievement: What dynamics promote and inhibit the belief that intellectual growth is possible? How does the language commonly associated with the institution of school influence whether people feel responsible for their academic trajectory? What components of classroom design and school architecture affect the desire to seek novel challenges and positively respond to setbacks and failures?

Perhaps the most important question, however, is that which was posed to him by a professor of international development: ñWhat will you do with the knowledge you learned today that will change the world tomorrow?î JasonÍs interest in educational technology is animated by the challenge to meaningfully respond to this call for action.

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Anat Baniel

Anat Baniel is the founder of the Anat Baniel Method(sm) and the director of the ABM Center in Marin County, California, where she and her colleagues teach professional training programs, workshops and see private clients. AnatÍs background is in clinical psychology, dance and statistics. She studied and later worked closely with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais with whom she began her path to better understand how the brain can change itself and how to apply brain plasticity principles _ a distinction that did not exist at the time _ to improve peopleÍs lives.

Anat is the author of the bestselling book, Move Into Life, The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality, where she describes breakthrough, yet simple ways, to access the remarkable powers of our brains to create new patterns that transform our lives for the better. She has worked with a wide range of students from professional musicians such as the San Francisco Symphony and the Tanglewood Music Center to dancers, athletes and regular folk, helping them overcome debilitating pain, RSI symptoms, injury and most importantly, helping them reach new levels of performance and well being both physically and mentally. She is currently writing a book about her work with special needs children for Penguin Group. She is also a contributor to the Huffington Post.

Anat is internationally known for her work with children with special needs from a few days old to teenagers. Her understanding of how to use movement and touch, combined with attention and other mental processes, offers a scientifically-based breakthrough method for helping these children. The changes in these children (and in adults) often reach beyond what is considered possible.

Her theory is being validated more and more by recent brain research and her work has been endorsed by medical doctors and leading brain scientists. Dr Michael Merzenich, famed neuroscientist and member of the National academy of sciences, describes the work Anat has developed as, ñpowerful, practical strategies for improving your abilities and your brain that are strongly supported by the neuroscience of brain plasticity.î Anat envisions profound transformations in the areas of fitness, rehabilitation, anti-aging, vitality, and therapy for special needs children once the focus will shift from ñthe bodyî to the brain. As brain plasticity principles and applications are more widely understood and implemented in these areas, it will lead to surprisingly better and quicker outcomes with significantly less suffering in the process.

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Lopa Brunjes

Lopa Brunjes is a biochar pioneer, passionate sustainability advocate, and visionary businesswoman. Lopa currently serves as Executive VP of Biochar Engineering

Lopa serves on the advisory board of the International Biochar Initiative and is on the board of Samavesha, a non-profit art collective. She is also a loud and proud member of Slow Money. Lopa has great passion to help people turn their dreams into viable businesses, as well as support both integrity-driven small businesses and large corporations to reach their maximum potential. She has worked with all levels of stakeholders_from international, national, and state-level lobbying; to building relationships with multi-lateral development banks; to organizing local communities around a shared cause.Corp, a small Colorado company defining the leading edge of the burgeoning biochar industry. In addition, Lopa is a Senior Advisor to Richard BransonÍs Carbon War Room, whose Biochar Operation she launched in 2010, where she manages a comprehensive strategy to removing market barriers to scaling biochar, via market development, attracting capital, and stakeholder engagement.

LopaÍs professional and personal accomplishments are as varied and broad as her interests and skills. Her past professional roles include work in insurance, futures and options, interment, social work with the developmentally disabled, and care-taking a wildlife refuge in Costa Rica, as well as travel to Asia, Europe, and South America.

Lopa has been an avid yoga practitioner for 9 years, and is a proud member of a community that founded a beautiful meditation and yoga retreat center in the mountains of north central Thailand, where she retreats as often as she can. She lives by her favorite Khalil Gibran quote, ñWork is love made visible.î

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Chip Conley

Chip Conley is the founder and executive chairman of Joie de Vivre, CaliforniaÍs largest boutique hotel company consisting of over 40 award-winning hotels, spas and restaurants. Chip and his companyÍs time-tested techniques and transformational leadership practices have been featured in Fast Company, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. Also a best-selling author, Chip illustrates the theory that transformed his business and shares his unique prescription for success (even in turbulent times) in his latest book PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Jossey-Bass 2007). Honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the ñMost Innovative CEOî in the Bay Area, Chip is the founder of San FranciscoÍs annual Celebrity Pool Toss fundraiser, which has raised more than $4 million for families in San FranciscoÍs Tenderloin District. Chip received his BA and MBA from Stanford University and was bestowed an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook Graduate School in 2009. www.chipconley.com

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Sonja Drakulich

Sonja Drakulich was born in Los Angeles of Serbian and Hungarian decent. She began performing Balkan and Medieval European music and her own compositions at the age of 18. Her studies and interests range from Hindustani to Persian, Turkish, Greek and Arabic singing. Her main focus is Bulgarian regional vocals. Sonja credits much of her learning of Eastern European styles to her teachers, Tatiana Sarbinska and Tsvetanka Varimezova. She has toured nationally with the Mevlevi Dervishes as a singer and percussionist, and in Indonesia with a lead role in the Gamelan theater group, Situbanda. She is most well known for her work in the internationally acclaimed world music ensemble, Stellamara. As the producer and singer of Stellamara, she has toured throughout the US and Europe and has produced three critically acclaimed CD releases. Throughout her studies and her career as producer and performer, she maintains her focus on the devotional aspect of song and on intercultural unification through music.

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Robert Fuller

Robert Fuller earned his Ph.D. in physics at Princeton University and taught at Columbia, where he co-authored the text Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics. He then served as president of Oberlin College, his alma mater. Fuller is now an international authority on dignity and rankism (abusive, discriminatory, or exploitive behavior towards those with less power as signified by lower rank). In January 2011, he was the keynote speaker at ñThe National Conference on Dignity for Allî hosted by the president of Bangladesh. Fuller has also served as visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science and the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore. He has made hundreds of public appearances and his work has been featured in scores of books and publications including the New York Times, O Magazine, and The Contemporary Goffman. He blogs for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

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Erin Ganju

Erin Keown Ganju is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Room to Read, an organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children¬, the organization works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

Prominently featured in John WoodÍs book, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An EntrepreneurÍs Odyssey to Educate the WorldÍs Children, Erin has been instrumental in creating the scalable approach Room to Read employs to create flexible, adaptable programming to meet the diverse needs of each of its partner communities.

By working closely with nine in-country teams and two regional teams, Erin manages the design of Room to ReadÍs programs as well as its launches into new regions. She also oversees Room to ReadÍs more than 375 employees and operations worldwide.

Under her leadership, Room to Read has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Draper Richards Fellowship, the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship and the American Library AssociationÍs Presidential Citation for International Innovation. In addition, Room to Read is one of the few organizations to have won the Fast Company/Monitor Social Capitalist Award every year since its inception and one of only 6% of charities to receive five consecutive 4-star ratings by Charity Navigator.

Prior to joining Room to Read in 2001, Erin held high ranking positions with Silicon Valley-based technology company Dejima, Inc., e-Commerce infrastructure provider Network Commerce, leading consumer products company Unilever N.V., and international investment bank Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Erin holds a combined bachelorÍs and masterÍs degree in International Relations and Economics from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

Since its start in 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than four million children by providing increased access to high-quality educational opportunities through its network of libraries and schools, local language childrenÍs books and its girlsÍ education program. Room to Read is changing childrenÍs lives in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zambia and aims to reach 10 million children by 2015.

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Eoin Harrington

Singer/Songwriter Eoin Harrington was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland before making his home in San Francisco a few years back. He left the fields of Chemical Engineering and Mathematics to pursue music and start his social tech company. He is a clasically trained multi instrumentalist, producer and engineer. His album, Story, has been met with critical acclaim in the States and in Europe, a string of sold out shows and front page write ups by newspapers like the SF Chronicle. He has performed with The Pussy Cat Dolls, The Fray, The Counting Crows, Alanis Morissette, Train, Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile and many others. He has recently completed a US tour and has made several European performances including a show for the President of Ireland.

The track ñAddictedî from ñSTORYî is in regular rotation on several national radio stations in Ireland and is receiving a great response.

He released an EP at the end of last year entitled New Years Day, the title track of which received a great reception across Ireland.

His New album is coming out in this Summer with a cd release party taking place at YoshiÍs in San Francisco.
In the bay area, you might have heard Eoin during one of his many appearances on KFOG, KGO, NPR, Alice and KRON4.

He has written songs for the MGM global release ñHer Best Moveî and scored the complete soundtrack for ñLove on the Lineî to be released this year.

Eoin has teamed up with the Hardrock Cafe to raise money for cancer research _ a cause close to his heart and the inspiration for his hit song, ñSo Wrong.î

He is very active in the music community and is on the Board of Governors of the Grammys. He is a prolific songwriter and has won multiple songwriting competitions and has twice received the award for best song in the Westcoast Songwriters contest.

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Walter Hood

Walter Hood is a Professor at the University of California, BerkeleyÍs Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Department, and chaired from 1998 to 2002. He established his Oakland, California_based studio in 1992. His studio, Hood Design, has been engaged in architectural commissions, urban design, art installations, and research since 1992. Earlier projects located in Oakland such as the Lafayette Square and Splash Pad Parks are regarded as transformative designs for the field of landscape architecture. Hood Design is also the designer for the gardens and landscape of the new De Young Museum; the new landscape for the California African American Museum in Los Angeles; and new Sculpture Terrace for the Jackson Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Recently, Hood won design competitions for the Center for Civil & Human Rights in Atlanta, GA; Garden Passage, a public artwork in Pittsburgh, PA; and a 1.1 megawatt photovoltaic array within the campus landscape at the University at Buffalo. In 2009-10 Walter Hood received the Cooper_Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Design, and in 2010 was bestowed the title, Master of Design, by Fast Company Magazine.

Hood has worked in a variety of settings including architecture, urban design, community planning, environmental art, and research. He was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture in 1997. He has exhibited and lectured on his professional projects and theoretical works nationally and abroad. Hood also participated in the San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtÍs ñRevelatory Landscapesî Exhibition 2000_1. In 2010, Hood participated in Art Institute of Chicago MuseumÍs ñLearning Modernî exhibition, and was featured prominently in the February 2010 issue of ñArt in Americaî. This spring Hood was a selected winner for the Venice Biennale, Venice Italy and exhibited two projects: a green street and plaza for Center Street in Berkeley, California, and the Greenprint, an urban landscape vision for the Hill District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Walter Hood has several publications that illuminate his unique approach to the design of urban landscapes. His published monographs: Urban Diaries and Blues & Jazz Landscape Improvisations won an ASLA Research Award in 1996. In 2001 WalterÍs essay ñMacon Memoriesî was featured in the Princeton Press. His work had been featured in the exhibition and publication, ñOpenî New Designs for Public Spaces, Van Allen Institute, NY, Metropolis Magazine, the New York Times, and Dwell Magazine, etc. Hood is currently researching and writing a book entitled, Urban Landscapes: American Landscape Typologies. His teachings of the American Urban Landscape are intertwined with his design work creating a didactic approach to the design of urban landscapes.

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Brad Kava

Brad Kava is a former news reporter and syndicated media critic for the San Jose Mercury News and has had numerous works published in the New York Times, Kansas City Star, Rolling Stone magazine and others. Brad has had front page stories about everything ranging from satellite radio, digital music rights and terrorist bombings to features on well renown authors and profiles on technology luminaries and CEOs. He was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for covering the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and has done writing projects for the Los Angeles blues and rock record label, Delta Groove. He has been a guest on ñNightline,î NPRÍs ñMorning Editionî and Howard SternÍs radio show, and is a regular media commentator for KCBS Radio, KGO radio and Fox TV affiliate KTVU in Oakland. His published interviews translated around the world have included musicians such as Keith Richards, James Cotton, Paul McCartney, Snoop Dogg, and U2.

Brad has won several awards for his writing, including second place for the Best Bay Area Columnist and Best Feature Story, and honorable mention for the Best Serious Feature Story. He was also part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Loma Preita earthquake. He is also an avid blogger and part owner of the Santa Cruz Blues Festival. Additionally, heÍs a blues harmonica and has performed with a number of bands including Santana musicians.

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Notworthy

Noteworthy is a student-run, student-written, all-male, excessively-hypenated a cappella group on the UC Berkeley campus. Founded in 2000 in the dorms, Noteworthy is unusual in that a large portion of its music was completely writtten by its current and former members. Furthermore, that which isnÍt compeltely written by students was at the very least, arranged by students. In addition to musical excellence, the men of Noteworthy strive for an engaging performance for every sense_except perhaps smell. You can learn more about the endeavors of these men at noteworthy.berkeley.edu or at facebook.com/noteworthy or at twitter.com/NoteworthyGuys

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David Rose

David Rose is a product designer, technology visionary, and serial entrepreneur. Currently David is Chief Executive Officer at Vitality, a company reinventing medication packaging with wireless technology.
Rose founded and was CEO of Ambient Devices where he pioneered glanceable technology: embedding Internet information in everyday objects like light bulbs, mirrors, refrigerator doors, digital post-it notes, and umbrellas to make the physical environment an interface to digital information.
In 1997 Rose patented online photo-sharing and founded Opholio. Before the Internet he founded Interactive Factory which creates interactive museum exhibits, educational software and smart toys, including the award-winning LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Invention System.

Rose teaches a popular course on tangible user interfaces at the MIT Media Lab and blogs on connected health at www.roseology.com.

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Moses Sedler

Moses Sedler is a composer, of music for concert stage, modern dance, and film. He is also a concert cellist, and recording artist. Moses has a background rooted in classical music, as well as improvisatory music, with influences of Indian classical music, and eastern European folk music. Moses studied composition at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington, before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area to study north Indian classical music with Ali Akbar Khan.

As a cellist and composer Moses has been working with concert ensembles, dance companies, choreographers, and filmmakers for over 15 years. Some of the collaborations include Lines Ballet, The Picasso String Quartet, Kunst-Stoff, Davka, Janice Garrett and dancers, Ballet Afsaneh, Kitka, and Open Eye Pictures.

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Shore Slocum

Shore Slocum is a student of Universal Law and principles that create lasting change, deeper purpose, and connection and service to something greater than oneÍs self. Through his keynotes and Speakers Boot Camps he has inspired tens of thousands annually with his sincere caring, powerful energy, deep wisdom, and his passion in the belief that we are all meant to create a life of fulfillment and meaning.

In his programs, Shore teaches strategies for putting your heart and spirit back into everything you do and everyone you care about. A truly engaging speaker and mesmerizing story teller, Shore has worked closely with speakers like Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Mary Manin Morrissey, Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Norman Schwartzkoff, Scott DeMoulin, Anthony Robbins, Mary Lou Retton, Larry King, Zig Ziglar, Bobby Knight, Dan OÍBrien, Christopher Reeve and dozens more.

Considered by many as the Trainer of Leaders, Shore conducts Speakers Boot Camps and leadership retreats (Finding Your Voice _ Expressing Your Vision and The Spirit of Leadership) to assist business/team leaders, and those with an important message to share in finding their unique style. Shore earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Religious/Spiritual Studies and in early 2007 was awarded his Doctorate in Holistic Theology from Emerson University. He will also be ordained as an Interfaith Minister in late. ShoreÍs unique and powerful ability to assimilate information has led him to develop content and curriculum for many clients worldwide such as: The Anthony Robbins Companies, Open Door Productions, and The Kabbalah Centers Worldwide.

Shore most recent business endeavor is an virtual community that he playfully calls, ñThe Search Engine for the Soulî. Called SoulNeeds, it combines the worldÍs best wisdom, wrapped in conscious entertainment, delivered to you in a community with purpose.

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David Silverman

David Silverman is an animator best known for directing numerous episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons, as well as The Simpsons Movie. Silverman was involved with the series from the very beginning, where he animated all of the original Simpsons Tracy Ullman shorts and went on to serve as director of animation for several years.

SilvermanÍs direction and animation is known for its energy, sharp timing, adventurous use of design elements and often complex acting, involving expressions and poses which are often quixotic, emotionally specific or highly exaggerated. It frequently recalls the works of Ward Kimball, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones. His most prolific period of work on The Simpsons can be roughly categorized as beginning with the ñTracy Ullmanî episodes and ending in or around season eight of the series, for which he animated HomerÍs psychedelic dream in ñEl Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)î. Other representative examples of SilvermanÍs work on ñThe Simpsonsî include the HomerÍs histrionic, spasmodic heart attack in ñHomerÍs Triple Bypassî, HomerÍs demented hysterics over the iconic painting of poker-playing canines in ñTreehouse of Horror IVî and subsequent turn as an even-more-deranged appropriation of Jack NicholsonÍs character from ñThe Shiningî in ñTreehouse of Horror Vî, and HomerÍs archetypically cartoonish reaction to BartÍs prescription of Focusyn in ñBrotherÍs Little Helperî.

Silverman is also the director of the The Simpsons Movie, which was released July 27, 2007. He originally left The Simpsons to direct additional sequences in The Road to El Dorado for DreamWorks. Some of his other film work includes Monsters, Inc. for Disney and Pixar, in which he was a co-director. He is currently a consulting producer and occasional director.

Silverman plays the tuba and has performed at events like Burning Man and on June 23, 2006, he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he played his flaming sousaphone. Silverman was a member of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band Sousaphone Section in the early 1980s. He is currently a member of Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band. In January 2009, Silverman joined the LA band Vaud and the Villains.

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Marti Spiegelman

Marti Spiegelman, MFA is a training professional, mentor, speaker, and founder and host of Awakening Value»: Shamanic Technologies of Consciousness and Success on the VoiceAmerica» Web Radio Network.

Marti holds a BA in biochemistry from Harvard University, an MFA in graphicdesign from the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and has advanced training inneurophysiology, psychology, and anthropology. She was president of her own designfirm for 20 years. She is founder of ShamanÍs Light», a professional training programdedicated to the creation of abundance through evolved consciousness and passion-based work. This year she is launching The Conscious CEO», an executive trainingsummit designed specifically for business leaders to master the organizing principlesof consciousness, the precise principles underlying all business, financial, social,governmental, and environmental success.

Marti also brings her knowledge to the financial world. She offers her course ConsciousTrading» through the Investment Mentoring Institute in Southern California, whereshe also trained as a trader. She was titled the 2010 Cambridge Registry ExecutiveProfessional of the Year for her work in applying the principles of consciousness to theevolution of business and environmental action.

The unique quality of MartiÍs work is the result of her nearly 40 years of business experience woven with her expertise in the indigenous technologies of consciousness.MartiÍs interest in the power of consciousness springs from her scientific backgroundcombined with the teachings of her shamanic initiations in South America, Africa, andAsia. Her insights into shamanic technologies, the related miracles of neurobiology,and our human capacity to create, evolve, and thrive provide the inspiration for thediscussions she leads in her trainings and in talks around the world.

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Peter Stanely

Peter Stanley is a record producer, songwriter and guitar player extraordinaire. He fronts the blues band Doghouse Riley, which has played the Warfield in San Francisco and the Civic Center in San Jose.

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Matt Venuti

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and TED veteran Matt Venuti opened the 2004 conference in Monterey with a solo from a unique and fascinating device that no one had previously heard of, the Electronic Valve Instrument, or EVI . He went on to play the EVI as lead instrumentalist in Thomas DolbyÍs TED house band throughout the conference. At TEDx heÍll offer another unique musical expression playing something that has created a renaissance in music instrument designƒthe first ñviral instrumentî and arguably the most beautiful and captivating ever, the Pan Art Hang. The name Hang comes from the Swiss German word for hand. A handmade ñsound sculptureî with an innovative design, the PanArt Hang is hand-crafted by only two people in the world, Swiss artists Felix Rohner and Sabina Sh_rer in Bern. Over time the Hang makers and certain players began to realize that the Hang was no typical musical instrument, as reports came back to them many times over of properties in the Hang that had strong and positive effects on the body/mind/spirit of both player and listener. Matt Venuti was one of the first to recognize this phenomenon and set out to explore the effects of the Hang as an instrument of quieting the mind and opening the heart. He performs regular ñHang Immersionî concerts and works with individuals and groups to help awaken inner wisdom, joy, and a sense of wholeness through the resonating sounds of the Hang.

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Bryan Alvarez

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Jason Atwood

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Anat Baniel

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Chip Conley

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Notworthy

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David Rose

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Moses Sedler

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Shore Slocum

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David Silverman

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Marti Spiegelman

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Peter Stanely

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