Elizabeth Streb is the Artistic Director for STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, a recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Award (1997) and a member of the New York City Mayor’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission.  She holds a Master of Arts from New York University and is the author of STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero (2010, Feminist Press). Streb has been a featured speaker, presenting her Keynote lectures at such places as the Institute for Technology and Education (ISTE), POPTECH, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in conversation with Brian Greene. In 2003, Streb established The STREB Lab for Action Mechanics in Brooklyn, NY (www.streb.org). And in 2011, STREB was commissioned by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Mayor of London to participate in the London 2012 Festival.