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Max Lugavere

Meet the Disease That Feels Like ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's All at Once

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Max Lugavere

In The Lion's Mouth Opens, Walker focuses on young actress Marianna Palka as she finds out whether she has inherited this fate, an incurable degenerative disorder which took her father and now has a 50 percent chance of taking her body and her mind.

Congrats: You Are Officially a Superorganism

Max Lugavere | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Lugavere

One of the most interesting fields of study today is the gut-brain axis, a burgeoning topic with vast implications that we are now, for the first time, starting to appreciate.

What Young People Can Be Doing Now To Prevent Alzheimer's

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Max Lugavere isn't at an age where one usually starts worrying about Alzheimer's. But after watching his mother get diagnosed with dementia, he commit...

Acting Disruptive: Diaper Cakes Are Definitely NOT Cake

Max Lugavere | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business
Max Lugavere

It's no secret that my new digital series, Acting Disruptive, which I co-created with Tribeca Enterprises, has hit the Interwebz in full stride! I'm i...

The Rise of the Wonderjunkie

Max Lugavere | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Max Lugavere

Today, information is everywhere; it is cheap, it is instant, and it is constant. Technology is the intravenous fix for the wonderjunkie in all of us, but unlike other addictions, this one is healthy. We should embrace the discomfort of insights unfamiliar to us and live outside of our filter bubbles.

Rockdrive: Changing the World, One Stage at a Time

Max Lugavere | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Unlike the highly publicized, how-big-can-we-go charity concerts that we're used to hearing about every so often, Rockdrive began with the simple wish to use the power of music to give where you live.

An Oasis of Ideas at TED 2012

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home
Max Lugavere

Last year, we learned of the dangers of one's "filter bubble." At TED, there is no such danger: The talks are multi-sensory, cross-disciplinary, and always delivered with passion by someone at the top of their game. What's not to love?

The Bomb, Intellectually Speaking

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.03.2012 | Education
Max Lugavere

I had the recent pleasure of attending TEDYouth, the first-ever TED event for young people.

A Grief Observed

Max Lugavere | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Max Lugavere

Was it Steve Jobs' unyielding passion for his work -- stopped short in the face of his own mortality -- that connected us so viscerally to him?

Art and Science Collide at IBM's THINK Exhibit

Max Lugavere | Posted 11.26.2011 | Technology
Max Lugavere

As if the development and implications of Watson weren't enough to win our affections for IBM, their new THINK exhibit at Lincoln Center may do the trick.

5 Viral Videos That Will Inspire You To a Greater Vision of Life

Max Lugavere | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
Max Lugavere

My favorite clips to share, like the pinnacle of any art form, inspire their audience to a greater vision of life -- a vision of what's possible that they might not have had before.

Where Is Our iCloud for Medicine?

Max Lugavere | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Max Lugavere

Why are medical records -- simultaneously one of the most powerful resources and biggest sources of frustration for anyone trying to get a whole-systems view of their health -- stuck in the analog and disorganized at best?

Meet The 20-Something 'Intellectual Hedonists' Of Current TV | Posted 08.01.2011 | Media

In a cultural age defined by its marked skepticism and apathy, Max Lugavere and Jason Silva stand out in their raw, seemingly unbridled enthusiasm, an...

Wonder, Rediscovered

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Each year brings a new theme to the prestigious TED stage, and this years' was aptly titled The Rediscovery of Wonder

Rockdrive 2010: Music Really Can Change the World

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Whether in living rooms, local recreation centers, or concert halls, anybody can get involved and host an evening of music and goodwill.

The Authors of Tomorrow

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Lugavere

It's no secret that digital tools are changing the business models of media, and it's also apparent that the industries that have been the most resistant to change could use the most work.