Title: Interactive artist; founder and CEO, littleBits
Education: BS in computer engineering and sociology, American University of Beirut; MS, media arts and sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Early Marker: Co-founded Beirut's first nonprofit media lab for experimental arts, architecture and technology.
Big Idea: An open-source library of modular electronics that snap together with magnets—"digital Lego."
Wave of the Future: Open-source hardware movement