Rob Carlson is a research scientist in the Electrical Engineeering department at the University of Washington and a visiting scholar in the Comparative History of Ideas program. He is also an adjunct research fellow at the Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, California. His interests include discovering what kinds of problems single cells can solve and how they interact with their environment. His current work focuses on microfluidic devices to quantify properties of single cells, and on new fabrication techniques to produce those devices. He also works on the related question of how information flows from the environment into the genome, and is currently working on techniques to measure internal states of cells, such as quantifying the expressed protein complement, and the related problem of quantifying protein-protein interactions. Other interests include hydrogen and fuel cells.
Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2009, Jamais Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation, specializing in the design and creation of plausible scenarios of the future. His work focuses on the importance of long-term, systemic thinking, emphasizing the power of openness, transparency and flexibility as catalysts for building a more resilient society.… read more
David Chalmers, Ph. D., is a distinguished professor of philosophy and director of the centre for consciousness at the Australian national university as well as a professor of philosophy at New York University. He is especially interested in consciousness, but also interested in artificial intelligence and computation, philosophical issues about meaning and possibility, and the foundations of cognitive science and of physics.
He helped found the… read more
Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex, UK, and previous Director of the Philosophy / Neuroscience / Psychology Program at Washington University in St Louis whose prevailing interest lies in the implications of Cognitive Scientific research for a wide variety of conceptual and philosophical issues. His work on connectionism or Artificial Neural Networks challenges the more ‘logicist’, rule-and-symbol image that prevailed in early work on Artificial… read more
The achievements of Arthur C. Clarke, unique among his peers, bridge the arts and sciences. His works and his authorship have ranged from scientific discovery to science fiction, from technical application to entertainment, and have made a global impact on the lives of present and future generations.… read more
Richard A. Clarke began his federal service in 1973 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the Reagan administration, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. In the George H. W. Bush administration, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs and then a member of the National Security Council staff. He served for eight years as a special assistant to President Clinton… read more
Harold Cohen, former director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), was an English painter with an established international reputation when he came to the Univ.of CA San Diego in 1968 for a one-year Visiting Professorship. His first experience with computing followed almost immediately, and he never returned to London. Cohen is the author of the celebrated AARON program, an ongoing research effort in autonomous machine (art making) intelligence which began when he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1973.… read more
Dr. Coles is a Co-Founder and Director of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group and Director of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation. He is a Director of the Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). He served as an Assistant Researcher in the Department of Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and is currently a Visiting Scholar in the UCLA Department of Computer Science. Dr. Coles is… read more
Thomas J. Cowper is a law enforcement veteran and police executive who has a held wide variety of positions from SWAT to technology procurements. He is the 2nd Vice President of the Society of Police Futurists International and a member of the FBI’s Futures Working Group. Mr. Cowper has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from LeTourneau University, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Marist College.