Technologist, sound designer, inventor and NASA Datanaut LJ Rich is well known for presenting on the BBC’s flagship technology show ‘Click’, though she’s gathering notoriety talking about synaesthesia - a mixing of the senses that gives her both super-powers and fatal flaws! Her talks on creativity, innovation and technology often involve musical detours, and nearly always involve audience interaction.
LJ’s interviewed everyone from founders and CEOs (Twitter, Raspberry Pi, Apple, Google, Barclays) to Academic Innovators (MIT, Tokyo Tech, IIT) and Rockstar Royalty (Brian May, Stevie Wonder). She loves exploring eccentric human/tech trends, and has created unique experiences for audiences from Harvard to Tokyo, Paris & LA. She also composes non-linear music for art installations for the likes of Disney, SXSW, music festivals and more.
As well as growing @BBCClick's Twitter account to nearly 2 million followers, LJ was also the first person at the BBC to livestream during a slot on BBC World News. She has a masters in Music from Christ Church Oxford, and adores music technology, science fiction, japanese food and recreational lockpicking.