Independent radio and television documentary maker, known to NPR listeners as the curator of the series This I Believe.
New Media Artist
Research scientist at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory who has developed a number of arts applications, including “String Beings,” a 2007 collaboration with Martha Mason’s Snappy Dance Theater, musician Lucia Lin, and composer Michael Rodbach.
Professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School and research scientist working to identify and understand the mechanisms involved in cancer development.
The MIT Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Professor in Computer Science and one of the founders of "origami mathematics," which has applications such as folding telescopes and understanding how proteins fold.
Composer, Music Professor
Internationally renowned composer and teacher of composition whose latest work, "The Garden of Cosmic Speculation"--a seventy-minute orchestral composition inspired by Charles Jencks's Scotland landscape of earthworks and installations – represents for the composer a magnificent joining of physics and architecture.
Urban and Social Economist
Harvard professor of economics whose work has focused on international disparities in social welfare systems and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission.
Specialist on East Asia
Professor at Dartmouth, author, and an expert on the history and politics of China and North Korea.
Artistic Director and Choreographer
Cofounder and artistic director of Snappy Dance Theater, a collaborative national and international touring dance company based in Boston. Mason’s innovative choreographic, performance, and teaching career has spanned more than twenty years.
Science and Technology Educator
President and director of the Museum of Science who is an innovative educator with a passion for both science and engineering.
A professor of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT and an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research who studies the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying human visual perception and cognition.
Infectious Disease Physician and Healthcare Advocate
Director of the Office of International Programs within the Division of AIDS at Harvard Medical School and infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital who has dedicated her career to rectifying disparities in healthcare access for HIV-infected patients both domestically and abroad.