Hybrid artist / engineer
From Culture Tap, Bevan is a technical engineer/artist that works between Philadelphia and Boston. He earned undergrad degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Visual Art. Since then, he has been involvement in both fields has coalesced in the realm of Public Art, particularly interactive art. He is principal of the art and design collective New American Public Art, where they create technologically interesting and socially engaging interactive sculptures and experiences. He love the DIY culture (although personally think it should be DIO: Ourselves), the open source movement, and the idea that we are uniquely positioned in human history to be accomplishing more together.
He draws inspiration from the wonder of natural forces and phenomena, the relation of our bodies to ourselves and our environments, and the meaning of social connection and intimate bonds.
Bevan’s areas of expertise include large scale installation, public art, and mixed-media sculpture; his material choices range from metal, cement, and glass to plastics, ferrofluid, and fire — whatever the piece needs in order to come alive.
Business Lead at Biomeme, Inc.
Max is a LEED Accredited Professional focusing on environmental issues within the United States and China. Max holds an MBA as well as an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He also volunteers as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Pacific Grove, CA.
Max has presented at a number of green building conferences including the USGBC’s Greenbuild 2007 in Chicago and WestCoastGreen 2008 in Silicon Valley and he has research published in the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Series 10.
For the past decade, Max has worked as a business strategy consultant and eCommerce marketing manager where he engaged in strategy development, process analysis, and requirements gathering. He has led and project managed multicultural teams of up to 25 members and project budgets of over $5 million. After launching his career in San Francisco, Max lived in Asia for eight years, managing projects in Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, and Tokyo. He speaks and reads Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
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