On November 30th and December 1st, many of the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world came together in New York city for an historic gathering – the 2010 World Technology Summit & Awards — to celebrate each other’s accomplishments, to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies, and to create the kinds of serendipitous relationships that shape the future.

The Award winners and finalists are those individuals (in 20 categories) and companies/organizations (in 10 categories) who are — in the opinion of the WTN Fellows and Founding Members, through the Awards voting process — doing the innovative work of “the greatest likely long-term significance” in their fields. They are those creating the 21st century. In category ARTS the FINALISTS were:  Carsten Nicolai,  Jesse Gilbert, Mark Amerika and Ryoji Ikeda, and the WINNER was Tod Machover (http://www.todmachover.com/)

Called “America’s Most Wired Composer” by The Los Angeles Times, Machover is widely recognized as one of the most significant and innovative composers of his generation, and is also celebrated for inventing new technologies for music, including Hyperinstruments which he launched at the MIT Media Lab in 1986. Machover’s music has been acclaimed for breaking traditional artistic and cultural boundaries, offering a unique and innovative synthesis of acoustic and electronic sound, of symphony orchestras and interactive computers, and of operatic arias and rock songs.