Jessica Helfand is partner in Jessica Helfand/William Drenttel, a design consultancy. She has been collecting wheels for several years.
John Maeda is President of Rhode Island School of Design and former Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab. In 2008 Esquire magazine named Maeda one of the 75 most influential people of the twenty-first century. He is the author of The Laws of Simplicity (MIT Press, 2006) and other books.