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Bran Ferren
Applied Minds, Inc.
http://www.appliedminds.com

Bran Ferren is a designer and technologist working in entertainment, product development, engineering, architecture, and the sciences. He is the former president of Research & Development and Creative Technology for Walt Disney Imagineering. Prior to that, he was the president of and senior designer for Associates & Ferren, which Disney acquired in 1993. He left Disney in 2000 to start Applied Minds Inc., with partner Danny Hillis.

Ferren is a board member of The International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA), and a senior advisory board member for science, advanced technology, and innovation management to seven US Government agencies, and the US Senate. His currently held positions include: National Security Agency Advisory Board, National Reconnaissance Office Technical Advisory Group, Army Science Board member, former member of Defense Science Board, Chief of Naval Operations Executive Committee, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Technical Advisory Group, Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Technology, Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Committee, National Imagery and Mapping Agency Advisory Forum, Strategic Command Advisory Board, and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee.

Ferren received Technical Achievement Awards from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Computer-Controlled Lightning Effects System and Laser Synchro-Cue System, as well as the Scientific and Engineering Award for an Advanced Concept Optical Printer, used for special effects cinematography. Recent awards include the 1998 Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award for lighting design, and a 2000 Kilby Award for significant contributions to society.

His projects include special visual effects for Altered States, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, The Manhattan Project, Deathtrap, and Little Shop of Horrors (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award). He directed and photographed his first feature film, Funny, in 1989.

  Bran Ferren

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