Jonathan Minard is a new-media documentarian with a background in anthropology. His work follows cultural shifts at the frontiers of technology and art, and develops new cinematic techniques for crafting stories of invention and discovery.
Videos produced with his company Deepspeed Media have featured a robotic explorer venturing to the moon, deep-sea biologists studying the origins of life, orangutans using iPads, and artists sending messages into space.
Deepspeed was formed around a belief that ideas, particularly in the domains of science and art, benefit from intermediaries—communicators and evangelists who awaken the sense of wonder; what drives humans to explore the farthest, oldest and deepest extremes in pursuit of answers to the most basic questions. We illuminate the subjects of these stories with our own spirit of curiosity, and celebrate that which is enduringly mysterious and unknowable.