Music, Technology, and Community from the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival, with discussants: Charissa Saverio, Jonas Temple, The Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, BT, moderated Jerry Murdock.
In this, its third year, Aspen Ideas Festival once again gathers scientists, artists, politicians, historians, educators, activists, and other great thinkers around some of the most important and fascinating ideas of our time. As these thinkers present their provocative ideas, they engage a sophisticated and highly motivated audience.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
He spent his early years receiving a Buddhist education, later joining his father in the West, where he continued his study of Buddhist philosophy and ritual. He has studied with the great masters His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpocheâ€”teacher of the HH Dalai Lama and the king of Bhutanâ€”and HH Penor Rinpoche. He is married to Princess Tseyang Palmo, daughter of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, head of the Ripa lineage. . The Sakyong has written two books, the national bestseller Turning the Mind into An Ally, and Ruling Your World. He is a poet and an artist. He has run marathons to raise money for Tibet through the Konchok Foundation. He travels extensively, teaching throughout the world.
Jerry Murdock is a Managing Director and the co-founder of Insight Venture Partners. Since Insight's inception in 1995, he has played a leading role in defining the company's investment strategy and has been primarily responsible for the development of many of the firm's portfolio investments. Mr. Murdock currently serves as a director of Quest Software (NASDQ:QSFT), CallWave Inc. (NASDQ:CALL), Peace Software, Dorado Software, KWI Inc., Digital Harbor and In-Fusio. Previously he served as a director of Click Commerce (NASDQ:CKCM), Convergent Group (NASDQ:CVGP), McKinley (acquired by Excite) and SeeBeyond Technology Corp (NASDQ:SBYN). From 1988 to 1995 Mr. Murdock was a founder and director of the Aspen Technology Group. Mr. Murdock graduated with a degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and subsequently worked at the Georgetown Center for Strategic & International Studies (now known as CSIS) where he was a contributor to the export competitiveness project.
Charissa Saverio (also known as DJ Rap, born 1969) is a British drum and bass disc jockey. While the majority of her work is in the jungle style, her more popular work is in traditional electronic music. Her most well-known CD, Learning Curve, was released in 1999 to critical acclaim and resulted in several highly stylized music videos, including 2 versions of "Good To Be Alive" (one for the CD version and another for the rarer radio remix) and "Bad Girl," a song about having to be a strong woman to survive in today's world
Brian (BT) Transeau
Brian Wayne Transeau is an electronic musician and film composer, better known by his stage name, BT.