Partners, Collaborators & Friends
Every project has its unique requirements. What sets Beaming apart is the diversity of experience and perspective in the people we bring together to solve challenges. We have partnered with incredibly talented people from across disciplines for 20 years. Our base in Oaxaca has given us a foothold in an emerging region at a grassroots level, here and in Latin America. Together they continue to inspire and drive our understanding and world view.
Some of the people we have worked with are profiled below. Click on their image for links to their work.
Designer, inventor, musician and visionary founder of FactoryX and former head of Google labs. He challenges the way we see the world and creates practical tools anyone can use to improve human potential. At CATAPULTA 2016 he shared for the first time how FactoryX is literally prototyping "the Future of Work."
Producer with John Manulis of Basketball Diaries starring a very young Leonardo DiCaprio, Liz has been a force inside Hollywood and out including her recent work with Toms Shoes & Caterpillar Foundation. Liz embodies people and planet first in a forward looking yet practical way. At CATAPULTA In 2015 she shared her "Personal Power Works" process with 50 + entrepreneurs and innovators - speed-mentoring to uncover your personal power.
Visionary VR pioneer author and musician Jaron Lanier speaking at our New Minds lecture performance series in 1997. "You are writing the new constitution" he told programmers designers, and tech entrepreneurs in the crowd. "TCP/IP is a masterpiece- a whole philosophy of life, equality of people, equality of access."
Incredibly talented Director of Photography who works with Bjork, Sigur Rós, Google and so many others. In collaboration with editor Alfonso Goncalves they captured the story of CATAPULTA in 2015.
This photo is from New Minds, the lecture performance series we produced in the late 90's. Douglas later went on to write many books, host a PBS series and continues to lay out a 21st century vision for our economy, most recently in his new book: "Throwing rocks at the google bus - how growth became the enemy of prosperity."
Visionary entrepreneur (SoftImage), artist and VR pioneer with her "Osmose" work - which 18 years later is still so far ahead of contemporary VR. Donning a large head mounted display you were immersed in her 360 painting moving in the space simply by leaning one way or another and rising as you took a breath.
Pop musician and technologist, Thomas told our audience at New Minds way back in 1997: "Now computers are trying their utmost to look like TVs and film, and Silicon Valley companies are trying their utmost to look like movie companies." Spot on.
Passionate leader of Fundación Cinépolis who brought cataract surgery to thousands of low income people in Mexico. Here giving her talk on how to Live a Life of Purpose at TEDx Oaxaca in 2014. In 2015 Lorena was on the cover of Forbes as one of the most powerful women in Mexico.
Calvert Securities Impact Investor and social entrepreneur here giving a talk on the power of Silence at CATAPULTA 2015. Recipient of the Tapestry Award honoring African-American Stanford Business School alumni for leadership, inspiration and service. Daryn also sits on the Board of Ben & Jerry's.
Liliana Saumet singing here to the CATAPULTA crowd in our first Festival for Social Innovation in 2013. Will Smith recently remixed their Fiesta anthem for his first new music video in 10 years.
Brilliant businessman, entrepreneur and provocateur who pioneered the way for corporate social responsibility and impact investing. Co-founder of billion dollar fund manager Calvert Funds and so many other visionary endeavors. Together we brought the Enterprise Innovation Fund at the beginning of the Obama administration to incentivize more risk capital in impact investments.
I met Sanga for the the first time in 2011 at the Unreasonable Institute. There with intelligence, charm and a deep seated passion to improve his sister's life he launched Eco-Fuel Africa, a bio-char company in Uganda and has since become a household name in the world of social entrepreneurship.
Social entrepreneur Javier Lozano started Clinicas del Azucar to help solve Mexico's number one killer - diabetes. Aimed at lower economic neighborhoods in Monterrey, the much acclaimed Clinicas will soon spread to the entire country. A Halloran investment, I sit on their Board of Directors.
David is a master of storytelling and immersive 360 visualization and an unsung hero in helping people see the world as a whole system. He is a fellow board member of the Buckminster Fuller Institute home to "sustainability's highest award" - The BFI Challenge.
Astrophysicist and visionary Executive Editor of MIT Press published the Leonardo Journal founded by his father Frank Malina, one of the first rocket scientists and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL). Roger and I co-founded Creative Disturbance in 2000, probably the first online social network for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Steve is one of the most creative and connected producers I know. What keeps me by his side though is his deep passion for fearlessly driving projects that can positively impact our planet at both grass roots and top institutional scales.
Harry Halloran and Tony Carr, entrepreneurs and business partners who see business as the primary catalyst for creating the world we all want. After convincing them to be the first major sponsor of SOCAP I went on to help them build Halloran Philanthropies as their Senior Advisor.
Brilliant and passionate marketing expert with a big heart for helping companies do the right thing. Together we launched BeDo to do just that. A little ahead of its time but with a vision we hope to yet fulfill.
One of Mexico's greatest rock stars. Thanks to Diana Garcia we convinced her to give a TedX Oaxaca talk/performance in 2014. There she immersed herself in what we are doing with social innovation on the ground in Oaxaca. Ximena became a passionate voice for us and returned to headline CATAPULTAFEST in 2015. Click on her photo to see her talk.
Together with Laura Merians they captured the story of CATAPULTA in a video soon to be released. Affonso is an award winning editor with credits like "True Detective" and the recently claimed "Carol."
Artist, dancer, choreographer and daughter of legendary polymath Buckminster Fuller. Allegra brings incredible intelligence, wit, creativity and most importantly - integrity - to everything she touches.
Kevin is a long time collaborator and partner with me in Collective Intelligence, Xigi and SOCAP, the social capital markets conference. An investigative reporter at heart with a keen eye for knowing where to look next and how to build something great around it.
Vicente REYES is a social entrepreneur from Oaxaca, Mexico. Founder of EL SEÑORIO MEZCAL, a category pioneer purchased by a major company in 2009. Now founder of SUIN a natural prebiotic drink made for children based on agave, and ENCUENTRO AGAVE, promoting sustainable agave practices.