INK Live 2013

October 25 - October 27, 2013 in Kochi, Kerala




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Eames Demetrios

Eames Demetrios

Creator, Kymaerica and Kcymaerxthaere

Eames Demetrios is best known in the design world for his work as director of the Eames Office spearheading the successful re-discovery of the Charles and Ray Eames design heritage by new generations. The mission of the Eames Office is communicating, preserving and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames. His current large-scale project, Kymaerxthaere, is a multi-pronged and ongoing work of multi-dimensional storytelling and has been underway for several years. The project can be found in stories set in bronze markers--like a novel where every page is in a different city. Kcymaerxthaere’s manifestations include writings, video, performances, images, installation, and limited edition prints. You can discover some of the stories in India in the small village of Sakad in the tribal area of the Madyha Pradesh. Demetrios looks forward to bringing more Kcymaerxthereal stories to India. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two sons.
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Joichi Ito

Joichi Ito

director, MIT Media Lab

Joichi Ito is the Director of the MIT Media Lab. He is the Chair of Creative Commons, on the Board of The New York Times Company, on the Board of the MacArthur Foundation, on the Board of Trustees of The Knight Foundation, and co-founder and board member of Digital Garage an Internet company in Japan. He is on board of a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation and WITNESS. He is a member of the IT Strategic Headquarters of the Japanese Cabinet. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Wikia, Flickr, Last.fm, Kongregate, Fotonauts/Fotopedia, Kickstarter, Path, Pinwheel and other Internet companies.
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Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst

Kamran Elahian is Chairman of the BIT-AMENA Center for Building Innovation Economies at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. As an entrepreneur, Kamran co-founded ten companies, of which three failed and six produced a total market cap of over $8B. As a VC, Kamran co-founded Global Catalyst Partners with investments in the U.S., Japan, China, India, Israel and Singapore. Underlying his global vision is the conviction that modern ICT can be instrumental in dissolving barriers between nations and bridging the social and political differences among people. As an innovation catalyst, he advises various governments on the needed transition from fossil based economies to sustainable innovation economies.
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Lavanya Sankaran

Lavanya Sankaran

Author

Lavanya Sankaran is the author of the celebrated short story collection The Red Carpet, which spent two years on the best-seller lists and collected praise world-wide. Her debut novel The Hope Factory, just released, has been selected by Amazon UK as a Top Pick. Compared to Charles Dickens by the British press, Lavanya's writing has own several awards, including Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers, and Poets and Writers' Best First Fiction Award. 
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Rajeswari Kannan

Rajeswari Kannan

Scientist With A View

Rajeswari Kannan heads Media Technologies Lab at Nokia Research Center, Bangalore, which focuses on computational imaging research by exploiting novel camera optics, sensors and signal processing techniques to capture and visualize information in new ways. She firmly believes that research cannot exist in silos, there needs to be a constant flow to core businesses. She pushes hard for building a strong ecosystem for the future of imaging by spending quality time collaborating with vendors, technology as well as design schools.
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Ramesh Raskar

Ramesh Raskar

Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab

Ramesh Raskar is an Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab. Ramesh Raskar joined the Media Lab from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in 2008 as head of the Lab’s Camera Culture research group. His research interests span the fields of computational photography, inverse problems in imaging and human-computer interaction. Recent projects and inventions include transient imaging to look around a corner, a next generation CAT-Scan machine, imperceptible markers for motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 3D interaction displays (BiDi screen), low-cost eye care devices (Netra,Catra), new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to represent wave phenomena and algebraic rank constraints for 3D displays(HR3D).
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Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister

Designer

Stefan Sagmeister is one of the most celebrated figures in the world of visual communication. He has won two Grammy Awards for his work in album covers and packaging design. Sagmeister & Walsh produces work that stands out among mediums and disciplines of graphic design.
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Sunil Thankamushy

Sunil Thankamushy

Creative Director Virtual Worlds

Sunil Thankamushy is a US-based, sixteen-year veteran of the video game industry who was part of the core teams that developed highly acclaimed, successful video game franchises, such as as Call of Duty™, Finest Hour™, and Medal of Honor™.
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Tatjana Dzambazova

Tatjana Dzambazova

Technology Whisperer

Tatjana Dzambazova is a trained architect with 12 years of experience in architecture and design in Vienna and London. Always fascinated by the impact that technology has on our lives, she decided to continue her career in the digital design technology world, where, working for Autodesk for the last 13 years , she has been passionately whispering and teaching technology, leading product development of exciting new digital design tools and authoring books.
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Varun Agarwal

Varun Agarwal

Media/Merchandise Maverick

By the age of 25, Varun Agarwal was already a filmmaker, entrepreneur and the bestselling author of 'How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded A Million Dollar Company'. He is the co-founder of Alma Mater, India's biggest college apparel/memorabilia company, and also the co-founder of Reticular, a social media marketing firm. The pursuit of his interests brought about collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Preity Zinta, and many others.
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Vasundhara Das

Vasundhara Das

Singer, actress

Vasundhara Das is a singer, songwriter, composer and actress. She has starred in several films in various languages, and has worked extensively as a playback singer in Bollywood, as well as in South Indian regional language films. Vasundhara is also a qualified drum circle facilitator, having trained with Arthur Hull. She spearheads Drumjam’s community and children’s programmes.
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Workshop Anchors

Dinesh Sonak

Dinesh Sonak

Interdisciplinary Entrepreneur | India Ambassador, THNK

Dinesh Sonak is an entrepreneur at the intersection of creativity, commerce and culture, specialized in design-thinking, concept development and innovation ventures. He is currently active in product strategy and design (frog), creative leadership & social innovation (THNK, the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership) and waste design for India's public spaces (Saaf India Foundation). He is the founder of Banyan Tree, an agency leading the strategic and creative direction for various concepts and projects, including product and experience design in food and beverage, electric mobility, contemporary art and sports fashion. His previous experience includes assignments for Heineken in Central Africa, Bertolli in Western Europe and IMD Business School in Switzerland. Dinesh has studied international economics, strategic management and creative arts. He enjoys tennis, jazz, street photography and the books of PG Wodehouse .
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Harshvardhan Kadam

Harshvardhan Kadam

Visual Artist

Harshvardhan Kadam conceives, perceives and executes his experiences through visuals. With the Mythologies seeded in his vision, he found his forte in contemporaneous story telling. His collective, inkbrushnme, with its eclecticism, has produced conceptually and stylistically powerful Visual Art. He has also served as an Art Director for animation and live action films for various production houses across India.With conceptual clarity and solidity, he has illustrated many characters in graphic novels, and children's books.SEWD, a disorder as he calls it, Harshvardhan paints walls and animates them vibrantly.Possessing the drive and skills, and not being a conformist, his thirst extended to a wide variety surfaces.http://inkbrushnme.com/
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Kshitij Marwah

Kshitij Marwah

Innovator, Entrepreneur, Technologist

Kshitij heads the MIT Media Lab India Initiative. His vision is to create a movement in India to spread the culture of anti-disciplinary learning, hands-on building and creation amongst the youth. To spread this change, he his leading the Design Innovation workshop series and this year founded the Media Lab DIy workshops to bring different communities including technologists, designers, artists, health professionals onto one platform to innovate and create future entrepreneurs and leaders . He has done his MS at the MIT Media Lab at the cross of photography and technology creating a low cost filter, FOCII to convert any camera into a 3D capture device. His research has been featured on the MIT home page, Forbes, CNET and Economic Times. Prior to joining the MIT Media Lab, he was a researcher at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, designing next generation predictive interfaces for biologists and doctors. He did his undergraduate studies at IIT Delhi and has worked previously at Google and IBM.
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Lavanya Sankaran

Lavanya Sankaran

Author

Lavanya Sankaran is the author of the celebrated short story collection The Red Carpet, which spent two years on the best-seller lists and collected praise world-wide. Her debut novel The Hope Factory, just released, has been selected by Amazon UK as a Top Pick. Compared to Charles Dickens by the British press, Lavanya's writing has own several awards, including Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers, and Poets and Writers' Best First Fiction Award. 
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Rajeswari Kannan

Rajeswari Kannan

Scientist With A View

Rajeswari Kannan heads Media Technologies Lab at Nokia Research Center, Bangalore, which focuses on computational imaging research by exploiting novel camera optics, sensors and signal processing techniques to capture and visualize information in new ways. She firmly believes that research cannot exist in silos, there needs to be a constant flow to core businesses. She pushes hard for building a strong ecosystem for the future of imaging by spending quality time collaborating with vendors, technology as well as design schools.
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Ritika Sood

Ritika Sood

Social Enterprise Professional and an Explorer

Ritika holds an MBA in Rural Management from School of Rural Management, KIIT University- Bhubaneswar and has extensive professional experience working with a number of bilateral, multilateral development think tanks & organizations. In addition to her non-governmental experience, she’s also worked with the Govt. of Thailand in developing and understanding replicable rural development strategies. She’s extremely passionate about human capital development in the social enterprise space that has such a huge potential for solving world problems. As an explorer Ritika immerses herself in new experiences like travelling to offbeat places and doing community work with the locals. She’s also been into theatre arts as a director and actor for several years. Going forward she wants to work on influencing policy for Human resource development in development sector. She's also the brain behind Social Rockers and Hawkers a bi-monthly social meet up for accelerating the social enterprise ecosystem development in Hyderabad
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Tatjana Dzambazova

Tatjana Dzambazova

Technology Whisperer

Tatjana Dzambazova is a trained architect with 12 years of experience in architecture and design in Vienna and London. Always fascinated by the impact that technology has on our lives, she decided to continue her career in the digital design technology world, where, working for Autodesk for the last 13 years , she has been passionately whispering and teaching technology, leading product development of exciting new digital design tools and authoring books.
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Co- Host

Kenny Sebastian

Kenny Sebastian

Stand Up Comedian,Entrepreneur,Musician, Filmmaker & Artist

Kenneth Sebastian is a Bangalore based stand-up comedian, actor, writer, filmmaker and musician. After graduating with an Arts degree in Painting, Kenneth decided that Stand-up (which he got into by accident) was going to control his life and consume his very energetic and hyperactive soul.He has performed more than 100 + shows since he started at the age of 19.A regular in the Bombay Comedy Scene, he regularly does shows with the Canvas Laugh Factory.In 2012, Kenneth edited a major motion picture ‘STATION’ and also became a part of the improvisational group known as ‘The Improv’ produced by CENTERSTAGE. Most recently, he was signed on by Agentc, a talent management company run by Thomas Course who also runs The Canvas Laugh Factory in Bombay. Having done many corporate shows as well for clients such as Google, Adobe, Wipro, Flipkart, Deloitte, Calvin Klien, etc… Kenneth has a wide range of experience in his career as a comedian, Improv Actor, Film Director and Musician.Kenneth also runs a Film Studio “Kennymedia” based in Bangalore, where has produced over 200+ corporate videos ranging from Animation, Advertisements and Graphic Prints.When he is not doing comedy or working on videos, Kenneth loves composing and recording music and in 2012 produced his own acoustic blues album “Balance”.
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