Daniel Milnor & Eileen Gittins
Photographer at Large & CEO, Blurb inc.
Biography
Daniel Milnor is currently “Photographer at Large” for Blurb, Inc., the end-to-end indie publishing platform. He has taught at Art Center College of Design, Academy of Art University, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops, and the Photo Experience Workshops. His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the George Eastman House, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. An early adopter of select technologies such as print-on-demand books and magazines, Daniel has created and published more than two hundred unique titles. He is currently working on a series of classic photo essays that revolve around Blurb users who are living artistic, creative lives. Eileen Gittins enjoys leveraging technology to offer the rest of us new ways to do valuable things. As Founder and CEO of Blurb and a lifelong reader who typically has several books going at once, Eileen is now at work imagining not just what books can be, but what they should be in the age of everything, all the time. Since launching in 2006, Eileen has led Blurb from a startup to a high-growth company, with more than 2 million authors creating 3.5 million unique book titles, and a global footprint that extends to more than 80 countries. At its peak volumes, Blurb produces more book titles in three minutes than a mid-sized publisher produces in a year. Eileen is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and the future of books at events such as the Business Innovation Factory, the EG Conference, the DELL Women Entrepreneurs Conference, and Girls in Tech. She is also a passionate lecturer on storytelling and the art of leadership for institutions such as Insead, San Francisco State University, and California College of the Arts.
Daniel Milnor & Eileen Gittins
Photographer at Large & CEO, Blurb inc.
Curation Is Consideration

What do creatives seek in the age of information? Consideration. Critical thought can have a dramatic impact on how stories are consumed and even told. In this workshop, you’ll take part in a creative exercise that explores what happens when the same content is considered by multiple groups. What stories will emerge and how will they differ?

Choose Your Own Ending (for Kids 20 to 90)
The “choose your own ending” books we consumed as children allowed us to add our own experience and context to stories written and told by others. Each decision we made had a consequence, oftentimes influenced by a subconscious feeling or thought. So what happens when we play the same game as adults? That’s what you’ll find out in the workshop, where you’ll be given a set of random images and asked to write a story about them based on your experience, mood, and imagination, as well as that of your fellow attendees.