Speakers

Kim Binsted

Kim Binsted

Kim Binsted, Ph.D., received her B.Sc. in Physics at McGill (1991), and her Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh (1996).

Klara Anna Capova

Klara Anna Capova, Ph.D., is cultural anthropologist with specialization in anthropology of science and science & technology studies.

Carl DeVito

Carl L. DeVito, Ph.D., is a member of the emeritus faculty in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona. He has developed one of the most widely cited proposals for a language based on plausibly universal scientific concepts and has contributed to several edited volumes on cosmic communication.

David Dunér

David Dunér, Ph.D., is Professor of History of Science and Ideas at Lund University, Sweden and researcher at the Centre for Cognitive Semiotics, Lund University. His research concerns the development of science, medicine, mathematics, and technology during the scientific revolution and onwards.

Albert Harrison

Albert A. Harrison

Albert A. Harrison, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis.

Tomislav Janović

Tomislav Janović

Tomislav Janović, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Department for Communication Science, Center for Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb, Croatia. His interests range from philosophy of mind and philosophy of science to ethics and communication.

Morris Jones

Morris Jones

Morris Jones, Ph.D., has qualifications in science and journalism. He has worked as a freelance journalist and advisor on scientific matters to the media for more than two decades. Dr.

alfred Kracher

Alfred Kracher

Alfred Kracher, Ph.D., is a retired Staff Scientist at Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, and Affiliate Scientist of the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas. He studied the chemistry of meteorites and lunar rocks, first at the Museum of Natural History in his native Vienna, later at UCLA and the University of New Mexico.

Marek Kultys

Marek Kultys

Marek Kultys, M.A., is Designer at Science Practice — a design and research company in London, specializing in interdisciplinary work that bridges the gap between scientific and cultural systems. His interests and practice span a number of disciplines and a range of media, but always pivot around the central problem of visual communication.

Dominique Lestel

Dominique Lestel

Dominique Lestel, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the École normale supérieure (ENS).

Carrie Paterson

Carrie Paterson

Carrie Paterson, M.F.A., conducts an experimental practice in spatial and visual art with an emphasis on the fertile nexus between the disciplines of science, art, and engineering.

Jon Richards

Jon Richards

Jon Richards has been a Senior Software Engineer at the SETI Institute since 2008. He manages the SETI signal observing at the Allen Telescope Array. Prior to the SETI Institute he was involved in several software start-ups, developed home automation products in Tokyo, and oversaw various software/hardware projects over the last 25 years.

Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak, Ph.D., is the Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, as well as host of the weekly radio program Big Picture Science. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology.

John Traphagan

John Traphagan

John Traphagan is Professor of Religious Studies and Anthropology and faculty affiliate of the Population Research Center.  He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in Social Anthropology, holds an MAR degree from Yale University in ethics, and a BA in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Paul Wason

Paul K. Wason

Paul K. Wason, Ph.D., is Vice President of Life Sciences and Genetics at the John Templeton Foundation, where he develops new research initiatives on the fundamental nature and evolution of life and mind, especially as they intersect with meaning and purpose. Prior to joining the Templeton Foundation, he was Director of Foundations and Corporations at Bates College.

Sheri Wells-Jensen

Sheri Wells-Jensen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Co-Director of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). She also coordinates BGSU's minor in Linguistics. Dr.