2015 Xlab

Flavia Sparacino

Flavia Sparacino is an MIT Media Lab PhD, a prolific inventor, and founder and CEO of Sensing Places LLC. MIT granted Flavia Sparacino 13 technology licenses for her inventions, the highest number of intellectual property licenses that MIT has ever awarded after Amar Bose. Her work on gesture control and body-driven dance, music, and gaming applications came 12 years before the launch of Microsoft Kinect and five years before Spielberg’s Minority Report movie was released (as documented by the Discovery Channel feature on her work).

Falvia Sparacino, Sensing Places LLC
Sensing Places LLC
Santa Monica, CA

Darren David

For over 20 years, Darren David has traversed the blurry edges at the intersection of technology and design, exploring nearly every conceivable project role as both client and contributor. Darren's rich and storied career has wound from paper to pixels to people, across a myriad of companies and ventures that ultimately led to several “world’s firsts” and awards. At Stimulant, he provides business, vision and experience design leadership for an inspiring team of like-minded compatriots and pioneers, from whom he learns something new every day.

Photograph of Darren David, Stimulant
Stimulant
San Francisco, CA

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