Andrew McGregor has an eclectic background in the not-for-profit and social enterprise worlds drawing from his expertise as a filmmaker, inventor, writer, chessboxing champion, entrepreneur, frequent TEDx speaker, mentor, Highlands games athlete, photojournalist, bagpiper, magician, Curator of MindshareLA, and a founder of The Tiziano Project. He was named one of ‘LA’s 40 Most Interesting People’ by LA Weekly, was part of a team that won the SXSW Interactive Award for Activism, won the ‘Foreigner’ division of an Independence Day Chess Tournament in Kazakhstan, he was featured in the Sports Section of the ‘NY Times’, and he has even received a Certificate of Appreciation from LA’s City Council!
Humanitarian technology Project
awards and accolades
Named one of LA Weekly’s ’40 Most Interesting People'
Featured in the Sports Section of the NY Times
Part of team that won SXSW Interactive award for activism
Won ‘Foreigner Division’ of national chess tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Co-created the ‘Teenage Meadow’ interactive sculpture that symbiotically combines plants and robotics in a harmonious relationship as part of a long-term goal of creating art that is simultaneously a new life form that can exist in nature. To learn more please go here.
Assisted on a revamp of a robotic squirrel that notifies real squirrels if a predator is near for artist and roboticist Ian Ingram's 'Next Animals' exhibition at the Nikolaj Kunstal in Copenhagen.
Assisted on the creation of Two Bit Circus' Bartendro Robot under Chris Weisbart.
Restored a Hero Jr robot and even gave it a Y2K update.
Created interactive sculpture titled 'Deckard's Dream' that debuted at The Hive Gallery in LA December 2017.
Example of written journalism work.
Where the Robot Things Are is a love story between a rat and a robot sent on a quest to guide humans out of a landmine field.
This film is slated for a festival run in 2018
2017 Completed Introduction to Synthetic Biology course, The Lab, Los Angeles, CA
2009 MA for screenplay writing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2007 AKE Surviving Hostile Regions Course, Banning Mills, GA
2005 Intensive Japanese acquisition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Charles University, Intensive Czech language acquisition
2002 BA, Philosophy with a Minor in Italian, Connecticut College, New London, CT