A physics demo is performed by Sunah Cherwin, Chris Sapyta, Chris Tame
(visiting from the UK), and Natasha Vita More during a break. Much heavy
learning goes on at the Gatherings. Hidden in the background is staffer
Ralph Merkle, computational nanotechnologist at Xerox PARC and Foresight
director, and Eric Drexler lead a packed session for new Senior Associates.
Scheduled for 45 minutes, attendees refused to leave this event for two
hours. If you look closely, you may see an old-timer or two who sneaked in
the back way.
Markus Krummenacker, formerly with IMM and now at SRI, Anthon Van der Neut,
and speaker Prof. Pat Parker of the Naval Postgraduate School work hard
during a break in the program. Anthon accepted a position at Riverlands, having met their CEO Walter De Brouwer at a previous Senior Associate event.
New Senior Associate Pierluigi Zappacosta talks with speaker Doug Engelbart, "father of the mouse" among many other inventions. Pierluigi is most notorious for bringing cartoonist Scott Adams, of Dilbert fame, into his company as a disguised management consultant to write a new mission statement. In the background: Neil Jacobstein, President of Teknowledge and chairman of IMM. To the left, Philippe Van Nedervelde, Executive Director Foresight Center Europe prepares the hardware for his presentation.
Entrepreneurs flock together at the Gatherings: Marc Arnold of Angel
Technologies, Jim Von Ehr of Zyvex, and Martin Edelstein of Covalent. At
the 1995 Gathering, Marc and Jim founded the Feynman Grand Prize in