HUSH+1 is a podcast for makers, by makers. HUSH (@officialhushstudios), a Brooklyn-based experience design agency, hosts designers, artists, technologists, architects, musicians, tinkerers, and makers of all kinds at a weekly discussion in its studio. The podcast is a derivative of this longer discussion, hosted by HUSH systems designer Adam Kruckenberg. HUSH+1 skips a lot of the preamble of most art and design podcasts in favor of getting right to the heart of the discussion: what makes your making special?
Anna Lee & Gordon LaPlante of gCreate
gCreate was founded in 2013 by Gordon LaPlante and Anna Lee, as a two person startup selling 3D printer kits. Gordon is a licensed architect who also specializes in 3D rendering and design. Anna started her career in fashion public relations before transitioning into digital marketing and event operations within B2B finance and tech publishing. Today, gCreate sells professional, fully assembled large format gMax 3D Printers to clients such as NASA, Google, The CDC, BMW, Coca-Coca, The US Navy, Harvard Innovation Labs, and many others. Additionally, gCreate launched their high quality on-demand 3D printing services division in late 2017 and continues to grow that side of the business. All manufacturing and operations take place within gCreate's HQ inside of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Superficial is a creative practice exploring future aesthetics, ideas, and techniques to craft new visual dimensions for digital worlds. Led by Belinda Chen and Andrew Kupresanin, their work folds together reality, fiction, and speculation to form imagery and experiences that are transportive and otherworldly. Check out their work at superficial.studio.
Hjalti Karlsson of Karlssonwilker
Hjalti Karlsson is a co-founder and partner of the award winning design studio Karlssonwilker (karlssonwilker.com). He has launched a number of notable creative projects over the course of his career, including projects for MINI/BMW, Museum of the Moving Image, Bloomberg Businessweek, MoMA, Viacom, Sotheby's, TIME Magazine and Vitra. Hjalti is the 2013 recipient of the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize, the highest endowed design award. Karlsson was born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland, and is an alumnus of Parsons School of Design.
slow immediate is the electrical and mechanical engineering duo, Xin Liu and Gershon Dublon. Their goal is to “spark unexpected, intimate moments of perception that bridge the inner self and the outside world.” The name "slow immediate" comes from the belief that taking things slow can make everything feel that much more immediate. Xin is an artist and engineer and received her BE in Measurement, Control Technology and Instrument from Tsinghua University in 2013, a MFA in Digital+Media from Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and her Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab in 2017. Gershon is an artist, electrical engineer and recent Ph.D. graduate from the MIT Media Lab Responsive Environments group. His background in sensor technologies and human-computer interaction led to his dissertation work, called Sensor(y) Landscapes, in which he introduces attention and context-aware devices and environments that make networks of distributed sensors feel like prosthetic extensions of perception.
Alex Moulton is a New York City-based creative director, musician, entrepreneur, and currently Chief Creative Officer at Trollbäck+Company. He was previously at VICE, where as Senior Director he helped launch Live Nation TV. Alex is a noted expert in the fields of branding, rebranding, and audio branding, and works across disciplines in design, music, film, art, advertising and technology.
Grayson Earle is a new media artist, activist, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the creator of Bail Bloc and a member of The Illuminator art collective. He graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 2009 with a BA in Film and Media Studies before relocating to New York where he received an MFA in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College in 2013. Since then, Earle has worked as a professor at Hunter College, Oberlin College, and The New School. He has published and spoken about his work and related research including techno-Socialism, hacking as an art practice, and contemporary implications of the Russian avant-garde. Recent displays of his work include Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico), Kate Vass Galerie (Switzerland), and the Brooklyn Museum (USA). He has presented his work and research at The Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Radical Networks, the Magnum Foundation, and Open Engagement.