We are extremely grateful to the following individuals for their assistance with judging NOBELini proposals:
Jennifer Leonard is an interdisciplinary Project Leader at IDEO, with deep experience in research methods, participatory design and storytelling techniques. She is the co-author of Massive Change (with Bruce Mau), a book about the future of global design, voted 1 of 5 top books of 2004 by Wallpaper* magazine. She also worked for 10 years as a writer and radio broadcaster in New York and Toronto after studying journalism in graduate school, where she received the top researcher award and Norman Jewison prize for creative writing. Upon completing an internship at Rolling Stone in ’98, she went on to run a series of popular radio programs and publish feature pieces in several magazines including Details, Nylon, Seed, DAMn, Azure, and Shift. She is frequently invited to speak at design conferences around the world and was recognized in I.D.’s 2008 design issue for her concept to raise awareness of global warming.
Suzanne Lee is Senior Research Fellow in Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of The Arts, London. With a background in both fashion design and digital arts her research centres on the creative potential offered by new technologies. Her book, ‘Fashioning The Future: tomorrow’s wardrobe’ is published by Thames and Hudson. It imagines a future wardrobe based on contemporary technology R&D. She has exhibited her own work internationally and has consulted for brands including Hussein Chalayan. Her current research project, BioCouture, investigates the possibility of growing clothing using bacterial-cellulose.
Ruairi Glynn lectures and runs workshops about interaction across a range of design disciplines, including teaching on the MSc Adaptive Architecture & Computation and MArch Architecture at the Bartlett as well as MA Textile Futures and MA Industrial Design programmes at Central Saint Martins College, UAL. He is a multi-award winning artist exhibiting his work internationally, most recently in Seoul, Madrid, New York, and Sao Paulo. He is the editor of www.interactivearcihtecture.org and organiser and curator of the “Digital Architecture London” conference and “Digital Hinterlands” exhibition in September 2009.
Ben Hammersley (biog and photo forthcoming)
Associate Editor, WIRED Magazine
Kiki von Glasow (scriptwriter and film director) lives and works in Cologne and London as a scriptwriter and film director. Her recent projects include: Edelweisspirates (2005, original script); Nobody’s Perfect (2008, script together with Andrew Emerson and Niko von Glasow); Nobel Textiles (2008, director). Nobel Textiles is a series of six short films that document a collaboration between Nobel Prize winning scientists and textile designers; Fabrics of Life/Evolution workshop (2009, director)
Ursula Weiss (biog and photo forthcoming)
Senior Editor, Nature
David Edwards was appointed the foundation Weston Professor of Neonatal Medicine in 1992, and since then has headed the Weston Group whose aim is to reduce the number of newborn infants who grow up with problems caused by brain injury in the newborn period.
Jimmy Bell leads the Metabolic and Molecular Imaging Group at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre in London. His team is trying to elucidate the mechanisms associated with the development of obesity and insulin resistance, examining the interaction between genes, internal homeostatic mechanisms and the environment.
Madan Babu is Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and a Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge. His team research how regulation is achieved at multiple levels of complexity in cellular systems and how this influences the evolution of organisms and their genome.