Sonos Studio featuring Richard Reed Parry
Helen Fisher, PhD, is a Biological Anthropologist at Rutgers University and Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. She studies the evolution, brain systems (fMRI) and biological patterns of romantic love, mate choice, marriage, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, the biology of personality, and the neuroscience of leadership and business styles. She has written five internationally best selling books, including Why Him? Why Her? Why We Love and Anatomy of Love, and publishes widely in academic journals. She is currently Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site Match.com and it’s subsidiary, Chemistry.com, where she designed the Chemistry.com questionnaire now taken by 13 million people in 40 countries. She lectures worldwide; including lectures at TED, The World Economic Forum (Davos), 2012 international meeting of the G-20, National Academy of Sciences, The Economist, United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, and the Salk Institute, and she appears regularly on TV, radio and print media.
Erin McKean is the founder of Reverb Technologies, which makes the Reverb iPad app and Wordnik.com. She was the editor in chief of the New Oxford American Dictionary, 2e, and is the author of Weird and Wonderful Words, More Weird and Wonderful Words, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, and That's Amore (also about words). Her first novel, The Secret Lives of Dresses, was published by GrandCentral/5Spot in February 2011. Her newest book is The Hundred Dresses, a nonfiction field guide to dress archetypes, published by Bloomsbury in June 2013. She lives in the Bay Area, rants about dresses on her blog (A Dress A Day), and she's actually really bad at Scrabble (but surprisingly good at roller-skating).
Richard Reed Parry
As the redheaded polymath and multiinstrumentalist at the heart of the endlessly inventive artrock band Arcade Fire, Richard Reed Parry has performed in front of immense crowds and sold millions of records across the world. But this is only one aspect of an artist whose unconventional trajectory has resulted in work that is as varied as it is surprising and unique.