An engineer with Google (he helped build Google Earth), Bruno Bowden is also an enthusiastic folder of paper.

Why you should listen

Bruno Bowden was part of the team at Keyhole, the company that built EarthViewer -- a groundbreaking (and addictive) piece of software that lets you fly smoothly over an image of the globe assembled from satellite photos, and then zoom in on your own house. When Google bought Keyhole, Bowden helped turn the software into the indispensable Google Earth. Recently, he's moved over to the Google Gadgets side, helping to build more gotta-have-it technology.

He is also an enthusiastic student of the new origami, as practiced by masters such as Robert Lang.

Bruno Bowden’s TED talks