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Jonny Sun, Author and illustrator, creative researcher

Jonny Sun (sometimes stylized as "jomny sun") is the author and illustrator of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too: A Book and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is a writer for the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman and is writing a movie for 20th Century Fox called Paper Lanterns.

Tweeting as @jonnysun, he was named one of Time magazine's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet of 2017. As a doctoral candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, he studies social media, virtual place, and online community. He is the creator of @tinycarebot and the cocreator of the MIT Humor Series.

Jonny's plays have been performed at the Yale School of Drama and at Factory Theater, Hart House Theater, and Theater Lab in Toronto, and his artwork has been exhibited at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, MIT, the Harvard Art Galleries, and other venues.

His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time magazine, BuzzFeed, Playboy, GQ, and McSweeney's. Jonathan has been profiled on NPR and in the New York Times, was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2019, and is a 2019 TED Talks speaker.

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Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
The BOX Sessions
February 28 - March 1, 2020
Join award-winning writer Laura Holson hosting a weekend with wildly popular The Moth radio show and podcast, cooking sensation Samin Nosrat, director Jon M. Chu, MacArthur “genius grant” winner Lynda Barry, novelist Jonathan Franzen, and an original group of Oscar winners and world-class artists. In workshops and breakout sessions, you will explore your sense of wonder and curiosity, experience the power of community, and learn that you are a creative person—perhaps in dimensions you never realized.

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