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1998 Foresight/IMM/CCIT
Senior Associates Gathering

Gathering Program

Senior Associates at Work and/or Play

 



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Natasha Vita More, Norm Hardy, Fred Moulton, and speaker Greg Burch have a serious moment during the opening social.



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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 Tanya Jones.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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Chris Phoenix demos his software for Ken Clements at the Friday night reception. The reception food was good, but it looks as though the software was better.



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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 Nanotechnology.



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Russell Whitaker, SGI's first internal webmaster, currently at Cisco, frowns in concentration as he captures memes flowing by at too high a rate.



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Elaine Tschorn, Foresight's goddess of money, has a magic way of extracting donations from both new and long-time Senior Associates. Watch out for her siren song.



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New staffer Harriet Hillyer is overwhelmed by the noise of her first Gathering. She'll get used to it!

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