Becky Beamer is an award winning documentary filmmaker, book artist, and Fulbright Fellow. Her specialty is international humanitarian storytelling that encourages public discourse on personal identity and cultural preservation. For over 15 years Ms. Beamer worked on documentary television for companies including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery, and PBS. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and a MFA from the University of Alabama. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah in the Department of Art & Design.
"MACHINE" Assistant Producer/Researcher & Graphic Artist
Patrick Rhodes received a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. In 2001, he formed Project Locus, a nonprofit corporation, to design and build structures in areas of need with an emphasis on social justice and equity. His work emphasizes social, economic, and environmental design and has been awarded, published, and exhibited widely at venues such as the Venice Biennale and the Smithsonian’s Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He teaches empirically toward developing students who are critical, socially engaged, life-long learners. Since 2013, he has taught design and architecture in the heart of the Arab World.