The EDGE Annual Dinner Photo Album - February 21, 2002

The Annual "Billionaires' Digerati Dinner" has morphed into a new, more serious mode. The Edge Annual Dinner occured Thrusday, February 21, 2002 at Cibo's in Monterey, California.

The Pre-Dinner Dinner — February 20, 2002

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(Seated from left: Katinka Matson, Daniel C. Dennett, Richard Dawkins, W. Daniel Hillis
Standing: Steven Pinker, Jeff Bezos, JB)

The Edge Dinner— February 21, 2002

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Pam Alexander, Alexander, Ogilvy; Chris Anderson, TED; Chris Anderson, Wired; Kurt Anderson, Writer; David Bank, Wall Street Journal; Jeff Bezos, amazon.com; David Bodanis, Writer; Kelly Bovino, The Story Foundation; Stewart Brand, Long Now Foundation ; John Brockman, Edge; Patty Brown, New York; David Bunnell, Digit; Sky Dayton, eCompanies ; Richard Dawkins, Biologist, Oxford; Susan Dawson, Sapling Foundation; Daniel Dennett, Philosopher, Tufts; George Dyson, Science Historian; Jim Fallows, Atlantic Monthly; Bran Ferren, Applied Minds ; Frank Gehry, Architect; Katrina Heron, Editor; Danny Hillis, Applied Minds ; Matt Jacobson, iBlast Networks; Naomi Judd, Musician; Steve Jurvetson, DFJ; Dean Kamen, Deka Research; Sarah Kellen; Kevin Kelly, Wired; Gerry Laybourne, Oxygen Network; Kip Laybourne, Oxygen Network; Cindy Lopez; John Markoff, The New York Times; Katinka Matson, Brockman Inc.; Stewart McBride, UDA; Jane Metcalfe, Forca; Caroline Miller, New York; Marney Morris, Sprocketworks; Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Journal; Rupert Murdoch, Newscorp; Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures; Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab; Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group; Michael Nesmith, Musician; Steve Petranek, Discover; Ryan Phelan, All Species Project; Steven Pinker, Psychologist, MIT; Kim Polese, Marimba; Louis Rossetto, Forca; Tom Rielly, Planet Out Partners; David Rockwell Rockwell Group ; Forrest Sawyer, MSNBC; Peter Schwartz, Global Business Network; Charles Simonyi, Microsoft Research; Megan Smith, PlanetOut Partners; Cyndi Stivers, Time Out New York ; Kara Swisher, Wall Street Journal; Linda Stone, Microsoft; Ronna Tanenbaum, Alexa; James Truman, Conde Nast; Yossi Vardi, ICQ ; Michael Wolff, The New York; Richard Wurman, TED; Nine Zagat, Zagat Guides; Tim Zagat, Zagat Guides.


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his media life
My Dinner with Rupert
How do you get the king of all media to break bread with you when — truth be told — you've often said unkind things about him? Michael Wolff on his precious moments with the gossipy mogul.

By Michael Wolff

In an unlikely turn of events — and thanks to some shameless maneuvering to achieve (and protect) proximity — our Murdoch-deconstructing media columnist breaks bread with the man himself.

Rupert kept talking. He grew more expansive, more conspiratorial, even (although it did seem like he'd conspire with anyone), his commentary more intimate. We proposed that he come with us to the dinner we were scheduled to go to — John Brockman's Billionaire's dinner, a TED ritual. .....



"The TED Conference: 3 Days in the Future"
By Patricia Leigh Brown
February 28, 2002
(free registration required)

MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 23 — What preternatural power can prompt Rupert Murdoch, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Richard Dawkins, Neil Simon, Art Buchwald, Frank Gehry and Quincy Jones to sit for hours in a hot room contemplating the nano-sized split ends on gecko toes? ...

...Where else but at TED would Mr. Katzenberg, standing Armani-deep in sawdust with Spirit, his stallion and the namesake of his new animated film, be upstaged by Rex, a biologically inspired robot with springy legs and gecko-like feet capable of navigating the outer reaches of the Amazon — specifically, the leg of the Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos, a longtime Tedster?

It can get deep. Very deep. Steven Pinker, the eminent cognitive psychologist, found himself deep in conversation with the singer Naomi Judd about the role of the amygdala, the part of the brain that colors memory with emotion; something, he aptly noted, "that would not happen at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society."

It happened here one night last week over chicken and polenta at the annual private dinner, given by the New York literary agent John Brockman, formerly called the Millionaires' and Billionaires' Dinner after the rich techies who traditionally flocked to TED. There were still a few members of that endangered species scattered about, among them Nathan Myhrvold, the retired Microsoft chief technology officer, who gave an electrifying discourse at the 1997 TED about dinosaur sex. .....



Rupert Murdoch, Newscorp
Gerry Laybourne, Oxygen
 

Naomi Judd, Musician
W. Daniel Hillis, Applied Minds
Steven Pinker, Psychologist
 


Tim & Nina Zagat, Zagat Guides

 

Jeff Bezos, amazon.com
Nathan Myhrvold, Int. Ventures
Nathan Myhrvold, Int. Ventures
Bran Ferren, Applied Minds
 
Steve Petranek, Discover
Cindy Stivers, Tim Out-NY
 


Michael Wolff, New York

 
Marney Morris, Sprocketworks
Kurt Anderson, Writer
Kathleen Schwartz,
Peter Schwartz,GBN
Naomi Judd, Musician
 
Kit Laybourne, Oxygen
 

Pam Alexander, Alexander Ogilvy
Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Jounal

 
Susan Dawson, sapling.org

Dean Kamen, Deka Research
Ronna Tanenbaum, Alexa
 
Sergey Brin, Google
 

David Bank, Wall Street Jounal
Patty Brown, New York Times
Jim Fallows, Atlantic Monthly

 
Megan Smith, Planet Out
Katrina Heron
Caroline Miller, New York
 
John Markoff, New York Times
Kelly Bovino, The Story Project
 

Charles Simonyi, Microsoft
Naomi Judd, Musician

 
Moshe Safdie, Architect
Katinka Matson, Brockman, Inc.
David Bunnell, Digit
Steven Levy, Newsweek
 
Kim Polese, Marimba
Dan Dennett, Philosopher
 

Yossi Vardi, ICQ
W. Daniel Hillis, Applied Minds

 
Cindy Lopez
Sarah Kellen
Wm. Marowitz, Marowitz Group
Christie Hefner, Playboy
Lous Rossetto, Forca
Chris W. Anderson, Wired
 

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks
JB

 

JB
Christie Hefner, Playboy
Tom Rielly, Planet Out

 
Ryan Phelan, All Species
Richard Dawkins, Biologist

Cindy Lopez
JB
Sarah Kellen
 
David Rockwell, Rockwell Group
Patty Brown, New York Times
 

Katinka Matson, Brockman, Inc.
Peter Schwartz, GBN

 
Moshe Safdie, Architect
W. Daniel Hillis, Applied Minds
Stewart Brand, Long Now
George Dyson, Science Historian
 
Jane Metcalfe, Forca
Nicholas Negroponte, MIT
 

JB
Rupert Murdoch, Newscorp

 

Kelly Bovino, The Story Project
Richard Wurman, TED
Chris T. Anderson, TED
 
 


Ronna Tanenbaum, Alexa
Nathan Myhvold, Int. Ventures

 
John Markoff, New York Times
Kara Swisher, Wall Street Jounal
JB
 

Jeff Bezos, amazon.com
Kelly Bovino, The Stody Project
 


Steve Petranek, Discover
Drew Nieporent, Myriad Group
Cindy Stivers, Time Out-NY
James Truman, Conde Nast

 

Linda Stone, Microsoft
Richard Wurman, TED
JB


JB
Dean Kamen, Deka Research

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