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Name: Allen Lim, PhD
Hails from: Boulder, CO (via Los Angeles)
Occupation: Sports Physiologist, Team Radioshack’s Director of Sports Science
Known for: Living science. Though his boss and opus, Lance Armstrong, has been dealt more crashes than a test dummy in this Tour De France and is no longer a contender for an 8th yellow jersey, Team Radioshack Sports Director Allen Lim and his funky, futuristic scientific approach to cycling continue to become more high-profile (and, dare we say it, chic?) with each passing stage.
He is as well decorated with academic achievement as any Hardass Asian Parent could possibly ask for–a doctor, of course, with graduate and postgraduate degrees, and a penchant for buzzworthy leaps in sports technology. But Lim is no science robot; he does his thing with style and a smile. Known as a good-vibes, calming force, it’s no wonder that he was heavily pressed to leave Team Garmin last year and take his dream job with newly-formed Team Radioshack, quickly entered Armstrong’s inner circle, and somehow managed to look like a DJ when photographed with all of his nutty sports equipment (see above photo, from his official site). It’s been a long time since applied science has seemed so fun and necessary. And COOL.
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Name: Maya Lin
Hails from: NYC
Occupation: Artist, Architect
Known for: Making visual impact. Early success. Lasting Impressions.
Lin was among the 19 artists honored by President Obama on Thursday with the National Medal of Arts. The minimalist artist, who grew up amidst mostly white folks in Ohio and “didn’t realize [she] was Chinese” until her twenties, also designed the Museum of Chinese in America, which opened in NYC last September.
But what’s next for Lin? “What’s Missing?“–her new multimedia exhibit depicting our planet in peril, which will debut at MOCA on Earth Day, April 22. The accompanying site will also Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Maya Lin
Filed under: Architects, Artists, Brilliant Ladies, Chinese-Americans, Earth--We Have A Problem, Legends, Maya Lin, MOCA, Multimedia, Museum of Chinese In America, National Medal of Arts, President Barack Obama, The Art World, Vietnam Memorial, Visual Art, What's Missing?