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ideaXme's mission is to Move the human story forward!™ ideaXme. Here, you'll find the humans behind the big ideas that shape our world. Help and inspiration for future creators and provocative entertainment for all those who are fascinated in what's going to happen next and love big ideas and great stories.
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ideaXme's mission is to Move the human story forward!™ ideaXme. Here, you'll find the humans behind the big ideas that shape our world. Help and inspiration for future creators and provocative entertainment for all those who are fascinated in what's going to happen next and love big ideas and great stories.








This is grown!

Jen Keane is a designer and researcher who has just graduated from the Material Futures MA at Central St Martins. Coming from a sports design background her work looks at how new digital, material and biological technologies could change our approach to design and making. Her project focus has been on microbial weaving, learning from scientists at Imperial College to create a new kind of material. Audio interview here. Also available on iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn,, TuneIn...


Rising stars talk fashion!

I’m on a mission to track down the individuals who move the world of fashion and design forward and look to disrupt the landscape in which they work. For my maiden interviews, I decided to focus on three 2018 Central St Martins Graduates who have all designed and created their collections with sustainability and upcycling at their core. This is a realm of fashion which is increasingly being explored by both the mainstream and burgeoning designers alike, all of whom are producing beautiful...


Be heard, make a film!

Stephen Spender, ideaXme arts ambassador talks to Charlotte Knowles filmmaker. Background Charlotte Knowles is in love with film. She is a film collaboration advocate. She is an activist. Free filmmaking skills are offered through her initiative Film School In A Box to provide people who normally would not have a voice in society with one! Charlotte Knowles is a factual filmmaker. For the past 12 years she has worked in film and television across the world. She has produced documentary...


Lead Engineer at NASA’s Virtual Reality Lab Inspires Women in STEM While Keeping Ahead in VR Software Development

During Women’s History Month, I was lucky to sit down and chat with Evelyn Miralles, Lead Principal Engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center’s Virtual Reality Lab. I say lucky, because she was able to squeeze in time for this interview between busy schedules of training astronauts for spacewalks in current and future missions! Evelyn’s path to success is a perfect example of what we call an American dream. Immigrating to the United States from Venezuela as a teenager, she had already...


What's a thing and why does it need a low cost, low powered network?

ideaXme talks to Wienke Giezeman, initiator of The Things Network and co-founder of Things Industries. Wienke is a catalyst in The Internet of Things, (IoT) world. He is a creator who is shaping our world. By 2020 Gartner, Inc. a leading research organisation, predicts that over 20 billion things will be connected and more than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things (IoT). This development will have such a large impact on...


You catch me at a time when I am coming back to life!

Stephen Spender ideaXme arts ambassador interviews Tara Travis actress, comedian, puppeteer and writer. Stephen Spender: [00:00:00] Hi everyone! This is Stephen Spender, ideaXme arts ambassador and today we are interviewing performing artist Tara Travis. [00:00:07] Hello Tara. [00:00:11] Thanks for sharing with us. Tara Travis: [00:00:13] It's my pleasure. Stephen Spender: [00:00:15] So, first question - who are you? Tara Travis: [00:00:20] In short, I am an actor, writer, puppeteer -...


Making Strides in the Advancement of Human Space Flight

University Professor Making Strides in Advancement of Human Spaceflight Technologies and Educational Outreach Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Ryan Kobrick, Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida to talk about spacesuit technology testing and Mars simulation missions amongst other interesting topics. Ryan keeps very busy wearing several hats as a leader in organizations that help further the advancement in aerospace technologies and...


Quantum Bits, Microchips and JK Rowling!

ideaXme has interviewed Winfried Hensinger, Professor of Quantum Technologies and Head of the Ion Quantum Technology Group Sussex University who has created the first practical blueprint for a super quantum computer. We found out how this master plan to construct a large-scale quantum computer has the potential to change our world. As with all ideaXme's interviews, this conversation will appeal to both the experts who work within the field, as well as the general public, that is, "all...


Raising the dead: Regenerating, reawakening and repairing the human body!

ideaXme interviews Ira Pastor, founder Bioquark, US based biotech company and thereby launches the new series of interviews to evaluate the impact of exponential technology. Recently, Bioquark, announced its involvement in a ground breaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people. ideaXme interviews Ira Pastor, to find out more. Andrea Macdonald: [00:05:40] It's so lovely to meet you. Who are you? Ira Pastor: [00:06:41] I'm Ira Pastor, the Chief Executive...


Gold medalist hangs up his blades for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

An audience with a superhuman! On 17 July 2017, I interviewed Liam Malone, Rio Paralympian gold medalist. He was on a lightning visit to London for the World Para-Athletics Championships. Liam participated as a commentator for the event and appeared on Channel 4's The Last Leg. The pinnacle of Liam's sporting career as a blade runner was at the Paralympics Rio 2016. He won gold medals in the men's 200 T44 and men's 400 T44 and the silver medal in the men's 100 T44. This interview, covers...


Catching Fire and then I just couldn't stop!

Below, Uli Beutter Cohen explains how she became hooked on talking to strangers on the subway. She talks of how this process has become central to a huge social movement which is expected to become the subject of a documentary series shortly. Hollie: This is Hollie Fraser. I am the ideaXme ambassador for reading, writing and literature. ideaXme provides access to the creators who shape our world. It is a podcast, social media campaign, ambassador and mentor programme and will soon launch...


Angel Said Don't jump!

Stephen Spender, ideaXme arts ambassador interviews filmmaker. Stephen Today, we are talking with a multi award winning filmmaker. Hello! Thanks so much for doing this! So, who are you? Jordan Horowitz My name is Jordan Horowitz. I'm a filmmaker. I write, direct and produce movies. I have two feature films at the moment, one is a documentary called Angel of Nanjing that was released last year and I have a new film called Painless, which is a narrative film that I wrote and directed,...


Award winning creator with 9% vision.

"Bruce Horak is a veteran performer, writer, painter and musician. Bruce is a visually impaired artist which gives him a unique perspective on the world and on his art. Bruce has been writing, performing and touring for more than 20 years and has won many awards notably the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Performance in ”This is CANCER" his ground breaking show where he plays cancer himself. When not performing or writing Bruce is a prolific painter and committed hobosapian. We...


The pioneering space scientist

Recently, I had the pleasure to sit down with Dr. Liz Warren of CASIS (Center for Advancement of Science in Space) for a chat about space, science and Star Wars amongst other things. During my tenure at NASA, if I ever had a question relating to science payloads, Liz Warren was my go-to person. It was rare that I would walk away from a conversation with Liz and not had learned something new. Her enthusiasm about science and space exploration is infectious and generates a positive energy...


From India With Love!

Mandar Apte, change maker and founder of From India With Love spoke to ideaXme about his mission to bring love to the world, furthermore he told us who he would like to meet and the question he would like to ask that person. Questions were posed to Mandar from Jennifer Sertl, Futurist and author and Amit Sharma, HR Manager Du. From India With Love is a social initiative to reinvigorate nonviolence. The mission starts with encouraging non-violence in the United States. It's objective is...


The movie maker and the sculptor

ideaXme interviews Elliot Grove, Founder of the annual Raindance Film Festival (20 September - 1 October 2017, Leicester Square, London), Raindance Film school and the British Independent Film Awards. "Our movies will take you to other cultures. You need to love entertaining movies." Elliot Grove. Worth a listen if you're an aspiring movie maker, movie fan and/or fascinated to hear how determination, frugal innovation and of course a large amount of creativity can create something very...


NASA's 2018 mission to touch the Sun

Ana Guzman, ideaXme's Space ambassador roams the Planet interviewing the foremost innovators, explorers and creators within the Space industry. Here, she interviews Dr Eric Christian, Lead scientist, Heliophysics Laboratory, NASA. First published immediately prior to the solar eclipse on 21 August 2017. In Ana's words: Since the beginning of the modern era, the interest in the sun has been increasingly scientific in nature. For decades now, many instruments on Earth and in space have been...


Collaborate to innovate!

Colin Stuart, astrophysicist, astronomy author and keynote speaker, is able to ignite excitement and enthusiasm for science and the Arts alike. His passion is to instil a sense of wonder at the World - reinforcing it in children and reawakening it in adults. His mission: To encourage us all to experience the world in all its richness - he urges us all to visit museums, inform ourselves about art, sport and science. Learn about the human experience and the incredible things that we are...


Stage 4 cancer battle turns into mission to help others

ideaXme interviews Amy Li , whose human story, a battle with Stage 4 cancer, led her to create Dance4Healing. Amy Li is a SOCAP15 social entrepreneur scholarship recipient, gratitude award semifinalist and winner of Stanford Medicine X Health Care Design Award. Listen to: Amy's human story. How she has turned a personal health challenge into a mission to improve other people's health. Her answers to questions from: Michael Seres, Founder 11 Health and ideaXme mentor. Farooq Chaudhry...


"One day they will build cities around this transport system!"

Emmanuele Spera CEO and Co-Founder interviewed by ideaXme. His Human story Early interest in technology. Medical studies How he met Tommaso Gecchelin Co-Founder, inventor and CTO NEXT Future Transportation. Why he left dentistry and moved to the USA. The Big idea An advanced smart mobility system based on a swarm of modular self driving vehicles running on regular roads and capable of joining and separating from each other, providing greater flexibility and efficiency. The Pilot...