LSC, GPU Energy
and ASCI

SolarScapes Commission


About the artists:

Greg Blonder is currently Entrepreneur in Residence at AT&T Ventures. Prior to 1998, he spent 13 years at AT&T Bell Labs as a researcher and manager, and is well known as a writer and futurist. He has led multi-million dollar projects involving complex logistics, rapid staffing and short time scales. Greg received a PhD in Physics from Harvard in 1982, and has training as both an artist and architect. SolarScapes is his first major competition. Other information on Greg may be found on his web site or the attached biography.

Tony Giovannetti divides his time between Lighting Design and being the Head of Electric Construction for the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. His design work has centered mostly on avant-garde artists & performance, especially in unconventional, non-theatrical spaces such as buildings under construction, waterfront facilities and large public spaces. His design for "Fenestrations" with choreographer Stephen Koplowitz (a large-scale work in the windows of Grand Central Terminal) will be revived this October.  He was awarded the prestigious "Bessie" award for Lighting Design in 1985 & has designed for several Obie-award winning productions. He received a MFA in Theatre Design from NYU in 1974.  At the Opera, he is responsible for construction & capital improvement projects involving lighting, scenery, scenery automation & special effects. For additional details, click here.



copyright Greg Blonder 1999