Michiel Schwarz is a cultural thinker, innovator and consultant, now working from Berkeley, California. Originally trained as a sociologist of technology, he has initiated projects on global issues, the future of design, technology and media. His publications include the Technological Culture and Speed: Visions of an Accelerated Age.
Joost Elffers is a creative producer, "symbol maker" and designer, based in New York. He is the initiator and producer of award-winning and innovative books such as 48 Laws of Power, Play with your Food and Tangram: The Ancient Chinese Shapes Game. - (Blackwell Publishing)