Courtesy of Theo Armour, Ranji Makkuni will be playing his sitar for us:
Bio from: http://www.sacredworld.com/asp/team.htm
Ranjit is currently the director of the Gandhi Multimedia Museum in New Delhi, which he is building for India, presenting Gandhiâ€™s contribution to Indiaâ€™s freedom struggle, class unity and race unity. The exhibit presents through modern tactile multimedia lexicon of core Gandhian values such as non-violence, non-possession, service to the poor, ecology, and their relevance in todayâ€™s world.
Ranjit obtained a B.Arch. from IIT, Kharagpur, and a Masters in Design Theory and Computer aided Design from University of California Los Angeles. He is a frequent speaker at the world's leading design conferences in which he has become a spokesperson for putting forth the aesthetics and values of developing cultures. In 2000, Ranjit was nominated to be a founding member of the explorers club of the Ivrea Interaction Design Institute, Italy. He is a consultant to HP Labs Palo Alto, HP Labs India.
In parallel with his career as a multimedia researcher and designer he is an active sitar performer, and has performed at the worldâ€™s greatest learning centers and concert halls. Together, the proficiency in multimedia technology as well as traditional knowledge systems allows Ranjit to bridge multiple worlds, between technology and culture, techno-Man and traditional Man, and between developed and developing worlds.
see also: http://crossingproject.net/
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