Abridged cv

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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, 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!

CONTACT: Ahoy@MightyKingDrew.com

Notable Speeches

TEDxUSC

TEDxCulverCity

TEDxOrlando

TEDxSantaMonica


Humanitarian technology Project

Video about the prototype Piper robot created to work in partnership with APOPO's landmine-detecting HeroRats featured as part of Intel's America's Greatest Makers digital series.


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

Part of team that won Best Medical and Healthcare VR Experience, Runner-up Best HTC Vive Experience, and was a Grand Prize Finalist for VR for StrokeRehabVR as part of the Creating Reality Hackathon

Won ‘Foreigner Division’ of national chess tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan


robotics work

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.

Partner on a research project to enable the APOPO Hero Rats to bionically communicate to a human when they find a landmine.

Created interactive sculpture titled 'Deckard's Dream' that debuted at The Hive Gallery in LA December 2017.


art curation

Curated the Robots and Unicorns show at The Hive Gallery and Studios in LA, December 9th-30th 2017


media work

Example of written journalism work.

Photojournalism:

 A member of the Mayi-Mayi armed group PARECO receives treatment for a gunshot wound at a clinic in Masisi, October 10th 2017. REUTERS/Andrew McGregor (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO   Multimedia Journalism:

A member of the Mayi-Mayi armed group PARECO receives treatment for a gunshot wound at a clinic in Masisi, October 10th 2017. REUTERS/Andrew McGregor (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Multimedia Journalism:

Film Festivals

Judge and Advisory Board member for the Social Impact Media Awards

Former Judge and occasional co-host for the Robot Film Festival

Fictional Writing/Directing

Under management contract with ScenarioLA

Playing with Dolls (short film from 2010. Running time 08:53)

A young man and woman play with each others lives through the dolls that are the Sims. Starring Daniel Franzese and Dana May Salah. Written and Directed by Andrew McGregor.

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

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Education

2017 Completed Introduction to Synthetic Biology course, The Lab, Los Aneles, 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