ROGER BURROWS – Author of Mind Doodles
Author of our newest publication, Mind Doodles. Roger has spent many years developing geometrical systems for applications in architecture, design, and spatial modeling. He has also studied and further developed a number of ancient geometrical systems for architectural, design, and art applications. Roger is the author of the Images Design book series; co-author of the Altair Design book series; author of the 3D Thinking, to be published by Thames and Hudson Ltd, Spring 2018, the Crystal Cave with Roger Penrose et al, and Geometry Through Time. He is also the inventor of the Questron (sensor system), Magnix (printed magnetic technology), Booktronics (computer solid state system), and Photo Q (Hi-resolution fabric printing) technologies. Roger developed a methodology to help children apply their natural inventiveness, and has run Young Inventor and Teen Inventor workshops in Park City, Utah. The Leonardo, Utah’s creative Science and Technology Museum, exhibited Roger’s “Geomorph – When Mathematics meets Art Everything Changes,” exhibition, with workshops and lectures in 2012 – and he has worked on a new and permanent exhibition for the museum. Roger ran the Software Development for the Innovator program for PCCAPS, 2013 to 2016, see http://caps.pcschools.us. Roger’s company, i x 2 Innovations LLC, develops interactive products and technologies. Roger has developed technologies and products for companies around the world including Scholastic, Disney, Egmont, Simon and Schuster, Ravensburger, Froebel-Kan, Nathan, Hachette, Educational Insights, Mondadori… Linked In: www.linkedin.com/pub/roger-burrows/9/bba/884
CHRIS WADELL – Author of Things I want to Remember Not to Forget and Is it lonely to Be a Four Leaf Clover, Motivational speaker, author, athlete, adventurer, TV personality.“Things I want to remember not to forget” Written and illustrated by Chris Waddell, and is based on Chris’ 2011 Middlebury College commencement address that landed him on NPR’s list, “The Best Commencement Speeches Ever.”
Chris Waddell always thought that the lessons he learned in sports would provide the foundation for later success. As a ski racer at Middlebury College in 1988, he had no idea how profoundly one moment could change and paradoxically enhance that conviction. On December 20th his ski popped off in the middle of a turn. He fell, broke two vertebrae, and damaged the spinal cord. Paralyzed from the waist down, he learned and achieved more than he could have imagined.
He returned to college just two months after the accident, started monoskiing in less than a year and was named to the US Disabled Ski Team a little more than two years later. With 12 Paralympic medals, he became the most decorated male monoskier in history. Also a track athlete, he’s one of a handful to have won World Championships in both the winter and the summer. He competed in four Winter Paralympics, winning 12 medals and three Summer Paralympics, winning a silver medal in the 200 meters in Sydney. In World Championship competition, Waddell won 9 total medals.
Waddell was inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and the Paralympics Hall of Fame. The Dalai Lama honored him as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion”. People Magazine named him one of the “Fifty Most Beautiful People in the World”. Skiing Magazine placed him amongst the “25 Greatest Skiers in North America”. Middlebury College presented him with a Doctorate in Humane Letters. National Public Radio (NPR) named his 2011 commencement address to Middlebury College as one of “The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.”
In September of 2009, Waddell became the first nearly unassisted paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. The film documenting the climb has won awards throughout the world. Chris has appeared on Dateline, Oprah and 20/20. He is the founder of One Revolution Foundation and does his best to share the belief that, “It’s not what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you.”
Things I Want to Remember Not to Forget by Chris Waddell: From the most decorated Paralympian to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Waddell lives life to the fullest. “Things I Want to Remember Not to Forget.” is based on Chris’ 2011 Middlebury College commencement address that landed him on NPR’s list, “The Best Commencement Speeches Ever.”
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