The World Technology Summit & Awards, presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, Science, and Kurzweil Technologies, among others, at the TIME Conference Center has been called a gathering of "the people creating the 21st Century" -- the most innovative people in the world in science and technology and related fields. The conference theme this year is "SURVIVE 2012, PREPARE FOR 2021." Speakers ranging from Ray "Singularity" Kurzweil to Dan "Back of the Napkin" Roam to James "The Information" Gleick to Susan "President of the ACLU" Herman to Art "Scenarios" Kleiner take on the toughest issues facing us today so we can figure out how to navigate to tomorrow. An assortment of on-stage "demos" by Finalists from this year's World Technology Awards ensures that the audience has its finger on the pulse of current technological innovation. Culminating in the World Technology Awards gala ceremony from the United Nations Delegate's Dining Room, the overall experience is a concentrated peek at the future.
KIRBY FERGUSON is a writer, director and producer who has created dozens of comedic short films and gotten over four million views on the web. His recent online video series "Everything Is a Remix" is, in part, about the collective momentum of creativity behind innovation and further creativity.
As part of a development deal with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he recently wrote, directed, produced and edited the viral hit "Macs vs. PCs". The video has now gotten almost 400,000 views. He is a prolific comedy writer and has extensive knowledge of video production, executing almost all production roles for his shorts.
Kirby Ferguson, director of the video series "Everything Is a Remix," explains how innovative artists such as Bob Dylan, Hunter S. Thompson and Richard Pryer started their careers by essentially copying, or "remixing," the works of the artists they most admired.