Technology writer David Pogue’s weekly contributions to The New York Times have garnered an audience beyond merely the tech-obsessed. His clear prose and canny insights into the often-opaque world of computers and gadgets evince his ongoing curiosity in all things technological. Pogue has authored seven books in the For Dummies series on subjects reflecting his diverse interests and knowledge including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music. Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals. He has won an Emmy, a Loeb award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. In addition to his work for the Times and Scientific American, Pogue regularly appears on CNBC and hosted the NOVA miniseries on PBS “Making Stuff.”
Adam Savage is an industrial special effects designer, actor and co-host of The Discovery Channel series “Mythbusters.” His acting resume includes early work as voices for Sesame Street characters created by his father. Savage has also taught advance model making at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has previously interviewed magician Jamy Ian Swiss and actor/musician Fred Armisen for City Arts & Lectures.