Advisory board
• John Perry Barlow
• Gordon Bell
• Maria Bezaitis
• Peter Cochrane
• Eric Haseltine
• Mike Hawley
Ken Hertz
• Krisztina Holly
• Alan Kay
• Len Kleinrock
• Doug Lenat
Ellen Levy
• Bob Lucky
• Nicholas Negroponte
• David Reed
• Eben Upton

Dr. Mike Hawley's eclectic career spans much of the digital world, including research work on Unix systems at Bell Labs, computer music at IRCAM in Paris, and digital cinema at Lucasfilm. As a principal engineer at NeXT, Dr. Hawley worked closely with Steve Jobs to develop the world's first library of digital books, including digital editions of Shakespeare's works and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Mike spent nearly 20 years at the MIT Media Lab, where he held the Dreyfoos professorship for a decade and had key roles in creating and leading notable research thrusts, including Things That Think, a groundbreaking program that explores the limitless ways digital media permeates everyday objects. He also created the Toys of Tomorrow program, which encourages many of the world's leading toy companies to invent wonderful new playthings. Mike founded Friendly Planet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to children's education in developing countries. He won the 2002 Van Cliburn piano competition, and he received a Guinness World Record for publishing the world's largest book, Bhutan, in 2003. Mike serves or has served on the boards of directors of Kodak, Color Kinetics, SiOnyx, and the Rutgers Institute of Jazz. He directs the annual EG Conference, a gathering of and for innovators in media, technology, entertainment and education.
Mike Hawley
Director
EG Conference
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