People Contributing to Edge.org

Scott
Aaronson
David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin; Author, Quantum Computing Since Democritus
Marina
Abramovic
Artist; author, Walk Through Walls: A Memoir
Daron
Acemoglu
Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT
Jerry
Adler
Senior Editor, Newsweek
Anthony
Aguirre
Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Izumi
Aizu
Executive Director, Institute for HyperNetwork Society; Senior Research Fellow & Professor, Institute for InfoSocinomics, Tama University, Japan
Alan
Alda
Actor; Writer; Director; Host, PBS program Brains on Trial; Author, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
Stephon
Alexander
Professor of Physics at Brown University; Author, The Jazz of Physics
Paul
Allen
Co-Founder, Microsoft; Founder & CEO, Vulcan, Inc.; Owner, Seattle Seahawks; Co-Founder, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Anna
Almenberg
Professor of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
Stewart
Alsop
Partner, Alsop Louie Partners, Contributing editor to InfoWorld
Adam
Alter
Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern School of Business, NYU; Author, Irresistible
Ivan
Amato
Freelance print and radio Writer; Editor of the Pathways of Discovery essay series for Science Magazine
Dorsa
Amir
Evolutionary Anthropologist, Yale
Christopher
Anderson
Curator, TED conferences, TED Talks; author, TED Talks
Alun
Anderson
Senior Consultant (and former Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director), New Scientist; Author, After the Ice
Ross
Anderson
Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University
Chris
Anderson
CEO, 3D Robotics; Founder, DIY Drones
Philip
Anderson
Nobel Laureate; Physicist
Natalie
Angier
Pulitzer prize winning science writer for The New York Times
Carlo
Antonelli
Journalist; Editor, Wired Magazine (Italy)
Coren
Apicella
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Samuel
Arbesman
Complexity Scientist; Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital; Author, Overcomplicated
Dan
Ariely
Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University; Founding Member, Center for Advanced Hindsight; Author, Predictably Irrational
Noga
Arikha
Historian of ideas; Author, Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours
Charles
Arthur
Freelance Technology Journalist
W.
Arthur
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Intelligent Systems Lab, PARC
Peter
Atkins
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford; Author, What is Chemistry?
Scott
Atran
Anthropologist, Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, Co-Founder, Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, University of Oxford; Author, Talking to the Enemy
Robert
Aunger
Biological Anthropologist; Author, Gaining Control
Robert
Axelrod
Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, University of Michigan; Author, Harnessing Complexity
Joscha
Bach
Cognitive Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Harvard Program for Evolutionary Dynamics
Christopher
Badcock
Emeritus Reader in Sociology, University of London
John
Baez
Mathematical Physicist, U.C. Riverside
Per
Bak
One of the founders of complex systems
John
Baldessari
American Conceptual Artist
Mahzarin
Banaji
Department Chair; Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology, Harvard University; Co-author (with Anthony Greenwald), Blind Spot
Albert-lászló
Barabási
Complex Network Scientist; Distinguished Professor and Director of Northeastern University's Center for Complex Network Research; Author, Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do
Julian
Barbour
Theoretical physicist; Author, The End of Time
John
Bargh
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University; Director, ACME (Automaticity in Cognition, Motivation and Evaluation) Lab
John
Barlow
Co-founder and Co-chair, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cliff
Barney
Former Journalist
Simon
Baron-Cohen
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge; Director, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge; Author, Zero Degrees of Empathy
Samuel
Barondes
Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, UCSF; Author, Making Sense of People
Lisa
Barrett
University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University; Research Neuroscientist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Author, How Emotions Are Made
Andrew
Barron
Neuroethologist, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University
John
Barrow
Cosmologist; Physicist; Professor of Mathematical Science, Director, Millennium Mathematics Project, University of Cambridge; Author, The Book of Universes
Thomas
Bass
Professor of English and Journalism, State University of New York, Albany; Author of The Eudaemonic Pie and The Spy Who Loved US
Patrick
Bateson
Professor of Ethology, Cambridge University; Co-author, Design for a Life
Mary
Bateson
Professor Emerita, George Mason University; Visiting Scholar, Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College; Author, Composing a Further Life
Nicolas
Baumard
Research Scientist at the CNRS, Paris and Associate Professor at ENS, Paris, France
Roy
Baumeister
Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University; Author, Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty
Yves
Béhar
Founder, Principal Designer of Fuseproject; CCO, Jawbone
Isabel
Behncke Izquierdo
Primatologist; Associate Professor, Social Complexity Research Centre (CICS) Gobierno UDD, Santiago de Chile; Visiting Researcher, Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group (SENRG) University of Oxford
Gregory
Benford
Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC-Irvine; Novelist, The Berlin Project
Yochai
Benkler
Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard; Author, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
Benjamin
Bergen
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego; Author, What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves
Nicolas
Berggruen
Chairman, Berggruen Institute
Jesse
Bering
Psychologist; Associate Professor, Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago, New Zealand; Author, Perv
Tim
Berners-Lee
British Web Scientist and MIT professor; Inventor, the World Wide Web; Director, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Jeremy
Bernstein
Professor Emeritus, Stevens Institute of Technology; Former Staff Writer, The New Yorker
David
Berreby
Journalist; Author, Us and Them
Laura
Betzig
Anthropologist; Historian
Jeff
Bezos
Founder & CEO, Amazon, Owner, Washington Post, Founder, Blue Origin
Jamshed
Bharucha
Psychologist; President Emeritus, Cooper Union
Nick
Bilton
Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair; Author, American Kingpin
Roger
Bingham
Cofounder and Director, The Science Network; Neuroscience Researcher, Center for Brain and Cognition, UCSD; Coauthor, The Origin of Minds; Creator PBS Science Programs
Susan
Blackmore
Psychologist; Author, Consciousness: An Introduction
Andrew
Blake
Research Director, The Alan Turing Institute
Sarah-Jayne
Blakemore
Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London; Co-author, The Learning Brain
Colin
Blakemore
Chief Executive, Medical Research Council;Waynflete Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford
Sandra
Blakeslee
Science Writer, Co-author, Phantoms in the Brain
Alan
Blinder
Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Author, Advice and Dissent
Ned
Block
Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, Neural Science, NYU
Paul
Bloom
Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale University; Author, Against Empathy
Adam
Bly
Head of Advanced Analytics, Spotify
Giulio
Boccaletti
Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy
David
Bodanis
Writer; Futurist; Author, Einstein's Greatest Mistake
Stefano
Boeri
Architect; Professor, Politecnico of Milan; Visiting Professor at Harvard GSD; Editor-in-Chief, Abitare magazine
Ian
Bogost
Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology; Founding Partner, Persuasive Games LLC; Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
Zachary
Bogue
Co-managing Partner, Data Collective
Kirsten
Bomblies
Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Joshua
Bongard
Veinott Professor of Computer Science, University of Vermont Author, How the Body Shapes the Way We Think
Lera
Boroditsky
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science, UCSD
Nick
Bostrom
Professor, Oxford University; Director, Future of Humanity Institute; Author, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Raphael
Bousso
Professor, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, UC Berkeley
Robert
Boyd
Origins Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University
Ed
Boyden
Neuroscientist, MIT Media Lab; Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, working on optogenetics and other tools
Pascal
Boyer
Anthropologist and Psychologist, Washington University in St. Louis; Author, Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought
Stewart
Brand
Founder, the Whole Earth Catalog; Co-founder, The Well; Co-Founder, The Long Now Foundation, and Revive & Restore; Author, Whole Earth Discipline
David
Braunschvig
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Founder and Managing Principal, Braunschvig LLC
Hubertus
Breuer
Science-Writer
Lawrence
Brilliant
President of the Skoll Urgent Threats Fund and Senior Adviser to Jeff Skoll; Author, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History
Sergey
Brin
Co-founder, Director of Special Projects for Google
David
Brin
Scientist; Speaker; Technical Consultant; Author, Existence
Terry
Bristol
President, Institute for Science
Philip
Brockman
Physicist
Max
Brockman
CEO, Brockman, Inc.
David
Brooks
Columnist, New York Times; Author, The Social Animal
Rodney
Brooks
Roboticist; Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus) , MIT; Founder, Chairman & CTO, Rethink Robotics; Author, Flesh and Machines
Andrew
Brown
Journalist, The Guardian
Mike
Brown
Director, EMC Corporation; Past Chairman of The Nasdaq Stock Market Board of Directors
James
Brown
Ecologist; Distinguished Professor of Biology Emeritus, University of New Mexico and Santa Fe Institute; Author, Macroecology
Stanley
Buchthal
Producer, Hairspray
Stephen
Budiansky
Journalist; Author, Code Warriors
David
Bunnell
Founder, PC Magazine, PC World, Macworld, Macworld Expo, New Media and BioWorld
Hubert
Burda
Publisher and Chairman of the Board, Hubert Burda Media
David
Buss
Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin; Author, The Dangerous Passion
Eric
Buterbaugh
Floral and Fragrance Designer; Founder, Eric Buterbaugh Gallery
James
Byars
Internationally renowned artist whose work concentrated on minimal hermetic forms, reduction towards essence and absence, and an acute sense of the ephemeral
Jason
Calacanis
Internet Entrepreneur; Angel Investor
William
Calvin
Theoretical Neurobiologist; Affiliate Professor Emeritus, University of Washington; Author, Global Fever
Philip
Campbell
Editor-in-Chief of Nature since 1995; Beginning summer 2018, he will become Editor-in-Chief of Springer Nature’s portfolio of journals, books and magazines
Jimena
Canales
Writer and faculty at the Graduate College, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign; Author, The Physicist and the Philosopher
Benedict
Carey
Science Reporter, the New York Times
Doug
Carlston
Software Developer
Nicholas
Carr
Author, Utopia is Creepy
Geoffrey
Carr
Science Editor
Sean
Carroll
Theoretical Physicist, Caltech; Author, The Big Picture
Marlies
Carruth
Director, MacArthur Fellows Program
Denise
Caruso
Digital Commerce/Technology Columnist, the New York Times
Steve
Case
Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC; Co-founder, AOL; Chairman, The Case Foundation
Jean
Case
CEO of the Case Foundation
Maurizio
Cattelan
Italian artist
Christopher
Chabris
Senior Investigator, Geisinger Health System; Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Toulouse, France; Co-author, The Invisible Gorilla
Napoleon
Chagnon
Research Professor of Anthropology, University of Missouri; Author of Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—the Yanomamö and the Anthropologists.
David
Chalmers
Professor, Philosophy & Neural Science; Co-Director, Center for Mind, Brain, & Consciousness, NYU; Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National U.
Leo
Chalupa
Neurobiologist; Vice President of Research, George Washington University
Laura
Chang
Journalist, New York Times
Jeremy
Cherfas
Biologist; Senior Science Writer, Bioversity International; Managing Director, Green Ink
Raj
Chetty
Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Ashvin
Chhabra
Investor, Physicist, Author: The Aspirational Investor
Joan
Chiao
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University
Jaeweon
Cho
Professor of Environmental Engineering, UNIST; Director, Science Walden Center
Noam
Chomsky
Linguist, MIT; Political Activist; Media Theorist
Luyen
Chou
Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Pearson
Nicholas
Christakis
Physician and Social Scientist, Yale University; Co-author, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
David
Christian
Director, Big History Institute and Distinguished Professor in History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Author, Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History
Brian
Christian
Author, The Most Human Human; Co-author (with Tom Griffiths), Algorithms to Live By
George
Church
Professor, Harvard University; Director, Personal Genome Project; Co-author (with Ed Regis), Regenesis
Patricia
Churchland
Philosopher and Neuroscientist, UC San Diego; Author, Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain
Kathryn
Clancy
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Writer
Andy
Clark
Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh; Author, Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind
Julia
Clarke
John A. Wilson Professor and HHMI Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
John
Coates
Neuroscientist; Research Fellow, Cambridge; Author, The Hour Between Dog and Wolf
Gregory
Cochran
Consultant; Adaptive Optics and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Utah; Coauthor (with Henry Harpending), The 10,000 Year Explosion
Peter
Cochrane
Founding Partner, Formicio; Chairman & CEO, Cochrane Associates
June
Cohen
Executive Producer, TED Media
Keith
Coleman
Gmail Project Manager, Google
Sidney
Coleman
Physicist, Harvard University
Alana
Conner
Cultural psychologist, writer, and consultant
Tony
Conrad
Experimental Filmmaker; Musician/Composer
Sam
Cooke
Post-Doctoral Fellow, MIT
Ron
Cooper
Artist
Leda
Cosmides
Professor of Psychology at UCSB
Douglas
Coupland
Writer, Artist, Designer; Author; Google Artist in Residence
Iain
Couzin
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Peter
Coveney
Chair, Physical Chemistry, Director, Centre for Computational Science (CCS), University College London
Tyler
Cowen
Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University; Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; General Director, Mercatus Center
Brian
Cox
Particle physicist, Royal Society University Research Fellow and a professor at the University of Manchester; Musician
Jerry
Coyne
Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago; Author, Why Evolution is True; Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible.
Ann
Crittenden
Journalist; Lecturer; Author, If You've Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything
James
Croak
Artist
Molly
Crockett
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University; Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics
Helena
Cronin
Co-director of LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science; Author, The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today
Mihaly
Csikszentmihalyi
Psychologist; Director, Quality of Life Research Center, Claremont Graduate University; Author, Flow
Alfonso
Cuarón
Mexican filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer; Recipient, 2014 Academy Award Oscar for Best Director for Gravity
Amy
Cuddy
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Hellman Faculty Fellow, Harvard Business School
Oliver
Curry
Senior Researcher, Director, The Oxford Morals Project, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford
Garniss
Curtis
Geochronologist Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Fiery
Cushman
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Steffi
Czerny
Co-founder, DLD Conference; Managing Director of DLD Media and co-founder of DLD Conference; Founder, DLDwomen Conference
Austin
Dacey
Representative to the United Nations for the Center for Inquiry in New York City
David
Dalrymple
Research affiliate, MIT Media Lab
Antonio
Damasio
Professor of Psychology and Neurology, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience, USC Dornsife
Kate
Darling
Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab; Fellow, Harvard Berkman Center
Satyajit
Das
Former Financier; Author, Age of Stagnation
Paul
Davies
Theoretical physicist; cosmologist; astro-biologist; co-Director of BEYOND, Arizona State University; principle investigator, Center for the Convergence of Physical Sciences and Cancer Biology; author, The Eerie Silence and The Cosmic Jackpot
Richard
Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist; Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford; Co-Author, with Yan Wong, The Ancestor’s Tale (Second Edition); Author, The Selfish Gene; The God Delusion; An Appetite For Wonder
Luca
De Biase
Journalist; Editor, Nova 24, of Il Sole 24 Ore
Aubrey
de Grey
Gerontologist; Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation; Author, Ending Aging
Derrick
De Kerckhove
Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture
Arthur
De Vany
Professor Emeritus of Economics and Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California
Thomas
de Zengotita
Anthropologist
Stanislas
Dehaene
Neuroscientist; Collège de France, Paris; Author, Consciousness and the Brain
Andrew
Delton
Assistant Professor, Management, Stony Brook University College of Business
Sarah
Demers
Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics, Yale University
Daniel
Dennett
Philosopher; Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University; Author, From Bacteria to Bach and Back
Francesco
DePretis
Journalist, La Stampa; Italy Correspondent, Science Magazine
Chris
Dercon
Director, Tate Modern
Emanuel
Derman
Professor, Financial Engineering, Columbia University; Author, Models.Behaving.Badly
David
DeSteno
Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University
David
Deutsch
Physicist, University of Oxford; Author, The Beginning of Infinity; Recipient, Edge Computation Science Prize
Diana
Deutsch
Professor of Psychology, University of California, San Diego; Author, The Psychology of Music
Betsy
Devine
Journalist, Author and Blogger
Keith
Devlin
Mathematician; Executive Director, H-STAR Institute, Stanford; Author, Finding Fibonacci
Peter
Diamandis
Chairman/CEO, X PRIZE Foundation; Co-author, Bold
Jared
Diamond
Professor of Geography, University of California Los Angeles; Author, The World Until Yesterday
Chris
DiBona
Open Source and Public Sector, Google
Thomas
Dietterich
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Director of Intelligent Systems, Oregon State University
Georg
Diez
Writer, Journalist, Der Spiegel & Spiegel Online; Author of weekly and widely read column "Der Kritiker"; Former Cultural Editor at Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sonntags Zeitung and Die Zeit.
Niels
Diffrient
Industrial designer
Peter
Ditto
Social Psychologist; Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior in the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine.
David
Ditzel
President, CEO, ThruChip Communications
Carl
Djerassi
Organic Chemist and Inventor
Rolf
Dobelli
Founder, Zurich Minds; Journalist; Author, The Art of Thinking Clearly
Cory
Doctorow
Science fiction novelist; Blogger; Technology activist; Co-editor, Boing Boing
John
Doerr
Engineer and marketing manager for micro-computers
Paul
Dolan
Behavioral Scientist, LSE; Author, Happiness by Design
P.
Doraiswamy
Professor of Psychiatry, Translational Neuroscience Division, Duke University Health System
Jennifer
Doudna
Geneticist, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Inventor, CRISPR-Cas9; Co-author, A Crack in Creation
Scott
Draves
Software Artist
K.
Drexler
Researcher; Policy Advocate; Author, Engines of Creation
Marcus
du Sautoy
Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Professor of Mathematics, Oxford; Author, The Great Unknown
Dan
Dubno
producer and technologist for CBS News in New York
Esther
Duflo
Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation, MIT
Elizabeth
Dunn
Social Psychologist, University of British Columbia; Co-author, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending
David
Dunning
Professor of Psychology, Cornell University; Author, Self-Insight
Denis
Dutton
Philosopher; Founder and Editor, Arts & Letters Daily; Author, The Art Instinct
John
Dvorak
Columnist; Broadcaster in areas of technology and computing
Jesse
Dylan
Filmmaker; Founder, Wondros
George
Dyson
Science Historian ; Author, Turing’s Cathedral; Darwin Among the Machines
Esther
Dyson
Catalyst, Information Technology Startups, EDventure Holdings, Former Chariman,Electronic Frontier Foundation and ICANN; Author: Release 2.1
Freeman
Dyson
Physicist
David
Eagleman
Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Incognito, Sum, The Brain
David
Edelman
Neuroscientist; Guest Investigator, Dartmouth College
Naomi
Eisenberger
Professor, Social Psychology; Director, Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, UCLA
Niles
Eldredge
Paleontologist; Author, Darwin
Olafur
Eliasson
Artist
Alain
Elkann
Journalist
Ginevra
Elkann
Film Producer, Asmara Films; President, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
Philip
Elmer DeWitt
Writer, Editor, Fortune
Ari
Emanuel
Talent Agent; Co-Founder of Endeavor Talent Agency
Drew
Endy
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University
Nick
Enfield
Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney; Author, How We Talk
Brian
Eno
Artist; Composer; Recording Producer: U2, Coldplay, Talking Heads, Paul Simon; Recording Artist
Juan
Enriquez
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-author (with Steve Gullans), Evolving Ourselves
Jeffrey
Epstein
Financier and Science Philanthropist
Nancy
Etcoff
Psychologist and faculty member of the Harvard Medical School and of Harvard University
Dylan
Evans
Founder and CEO of Projection Point; Author, The Utopia Experiment
Daniel
Everett
Linguistic Researcher; Dean of Arts and Sciences, Bentley University; Author, How Language Began
Paul
Ewald
Professor of Biology, Amherst College; Author, Plague Time
Tony
Fadell
Computer Engineer, Founder & CEO of Nest
Caterina
Fake
Co-founder, Hunch, Flickr
Hu
Fang
Writer, Co-founder OF Vitamin Creative Space in Guangzhou and the shop in Beijing, China
David
Farber
Chief Technologist, Federal Communications Commission
J.
Farmer
Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University; Director, Complexity Economics, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School; Co-founder, Prediction Company
Anne
Fausto-Sterling
Professor of Biology and Women's Studies at Brown University
Todd
Feinberg
M.D. is Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of the Yarmon Neurobehavior and Alzheimer's Disease Center, Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City
David
Finkelstein
Professor Emeritus, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Christine
Finn
Archaeologist; Journalist; Author, Artifacts, Past Poetic
Stuart
Firestein
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University; Fellow, AAAS
Alvaro
Fischer
Mathematical Engineer; President Ciencia y Evolucion Foundation
Eric
Fischl
Visual Artists
Helen
Fisher
Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why Him? Why Her? How to Find and Keep Lasting Love
Susan
Fiske
Eugene Higgins Professor, Department of Psychology, Princeton University
W.
Fitch
Professor of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna; Author, The Evolution of Language
Jessica
Flack
Professor, Director of the Collective Computation Group, Santa Fe Institute
Patrick
Forber
Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University
Ken
Forbus
Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Education at Northwestern University
Kenneth
Ford
Retired Director of the American Institute of Physics
Richard
Foreman
Playwright & Director; Founder, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater
James
Fowler
Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science, University of California, San Diego; author, Connected
Darlene
Francis
Assistant Professor, Psychology, Berkeley
Richard
Freeman
Economist, Harvard
Marc
Frons
Chief Technology Officer, Digital Operations, The New York Times Company
Steve
Fuller
Philosopher; Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology, University of Warwick; Author, The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism
Xavier
Gabaix
Martin J. Gruber Professor of Finance, New York University
Peter
Gabriel
Musician
Peter
Galison
Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Director, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University; Author, Einstein's Clocks and Poincaré's Maps: Empires of Time; Filmmaker, Secrecy
Fabrizio
Gallanti
Senior Fellow, Princeton University School of Architecture
Howard
Gardner
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed
Joel
Garreau
Principal, The Garreau Group
Azar
Gat
Ezer Weizman Professor of National Security, Tel Aviv University; Author, War in Human Civilization
Bill
Gates
Co-founder and Former CEO, Microsoft Corporation
Michael
Gazzaniga
Neuroscientist, UC Santa Barbara; Author, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain
James
Geary
Deputy Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard; Author, I Is an Other
David
Geary
Curators’ Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Amanda
Gefter
Physics writer; Author, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn
David
Gelernter
Computer Scientist, Yale University; Chief Scientist, Mirror Worlds Technologies; Author, America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled our Culture (and ushered in the Obamacrats)
Murray
Gell-mann
Theoretical Physicist
Tamar
Gendler
Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, and Chair, Department of Philosophy; Deputy Provost for Humanities and Initiatives, Yale University
Ana
Gerschenfeld
Journalist
Neil
Gershenfeld
Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms; Co-author, Designing Reality
Asif
Ghazanfar
Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Wael
Ghonim
Internet Activist; Co-Founder, Parlio.com; Author, Revolution 2.0
Karl
Giberson
Scholar of Science and Religion
Ralph
Gibson
Art Photographer
Anthony
Giddens
Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from 1997 to 2003
Steve
Giddings
Theoretical Physicist; Professor, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Gerd
Gigerenzer
Psychologist; Director, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Author, Risk Savvy
Daniel
Gilbert
Professor of Psychology at Harvard University
Terry
Gilliam
Screenwriter; Film Director; Animator; Actor; Member, Monty Python Comedy Troupe; Director, Brazil, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas; Author, Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir
James
Gilligan
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry Psychiatry , NYU School of Medicine
Carol
Gilligan
Professor of Psychology at Harvard University
John
Gilmore
Activist
Jeremy
Ginges
Assistant Professor of Psychology, The New School for Social Research
Herbert
Gintis
Author, A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Evolution
Bruno
Giussani
European Director and Global Curator, TED
Marcelo
Gleiser
Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy, Dartmouth College; Author, The Island of Knowledge
Mike
Godwin
Contributing Editor at Reason
Joel
Gold
Psychiatrist; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Coauthor (with Ian Gold), Suspicious Minds
Ian
Gold
Neuroscientist; Canada Research Chair in Philosophy & Psychiatry, McGill University; Coauthor (with Joel Gold), Suspicious Minds
Michael
Goldberg
David Mahoney Professor of Brain and Behavior; Director, Mahoney–Keck Center for Brain and Behavior Research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Nigel
Goldenfeld
Physicist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel
Goleman
Psychologist; Author (with Richard Davidson), Altered Traits
Beatrice
Golomb
Professor of Medicine at UCSD
Dominique
Gonzalez-Foerster
Film projections, photography and spatial installations,
David
Goodhart
Founder and Editor of Prospect magazine
Brian
Goodwin
Professor of Biology at Schumacher College
Alison
Gopnik
Psychologist, UC, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the Carpenter
April
Gornik
Visual Artists
Linda
Gottfredson
Project for the Study of Intelligence and Society
John
Gottman
Psychologist; Co-founder, The Gottman Relationship Institute; Author, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Jonathan
Gottschall
Distinguished Research Fellow, English Department, Washington & Jefferson College; Author, The Storytelling Animal
Stephen
Gould
Evolutionary Biologist, Paleontologist, Snail Geneticist; Professor of Zoology, Harvard University
Steve
Grand
Founder, Cyberlife Research; author, Creation: Life and How to Make It
William
Grassie
Interdisciplinary Scholar; Author, The New Sciences of Religion
Kurt
Gray
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Co-author (with Daniel Wegner), The Mind Club
A.
Grayling
Master of the New College of the Humanities; Supernumerary Fellow, St Anne's College, Oxford; Author, War: An Enquiry
Brian
Greene
Co-founder of the World Science Festival and Chairman, Science Festival Foundation; Professor of Mathematics & Physics, Columbia University; author, The Hidden Reality, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Elegant Universe
Joshua
Greene
Cognitive Neuroscientist and Philosopher, Harvard University
Anthony
Greenwald
Professor of Psychology, University of Washington; Co-author, Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People
Richard
Gregory
Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology, University of Bristol
Tom
Griffiths
Professor, Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley; Director, Computational Cognitive Science Lab and Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences; Co-author (with Brian Christian), Algorithms to Live By
Stephen
Grossberg
Principal founders of the fields of computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science, and artificial neural network research
June
Gruber
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Alan
Guth
Cosmologist; Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics, MIT; Inaugural Recipient, Fundamental Physics Prize; Author, The Inflationary Universe
Viviana
Guzman
Flutist
Katie
Hafner
Technology Correspondent, New York Times; Author, Mother Daughter Me
Jonathan
Haidt
Social Psychologist; Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University Stern School of Business; Author, The Righteous Mind
David
Haig
George Putnam Professor of Biology, Harvard University; Author, Genomic Imprinting and Kinship
Eric
Hall
CFO of rightscenter.com, Inc
Diane
Halpern
Professor, Claremont McKenna College; Past-president, American Psychological Association; Author, Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities
Hans
Halvorson
Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
Stuart
Hameroff
Professor, Anesthesiology and Psychology Associate Director, Center for Consciousness Studies The University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona
Kiley
Hamlin
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychology, University of British Columbia
Kevin
Hand
Deputy Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Timo
Hannay
Founding Managing Director, SchoolDash; Co-organizer, Sci Foo Camp
Haim
Harari
Physicist, former President, Weizmann Institute of Science; Author, A View from the Eye of the Storm
Yuval
Harari
Professor, Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Author, Sapiens
Quentin
Hardy
Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times; Former Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley's School of Information
Brian
Hare
Evolutionary Anthropologist, Duke University; Co-author (with Vanessa Woods), The Genius of Dogs
Jonathan
Harris
Artist, Storyteller
Annaka
Harris
Co-Founder of Project Reason and a freelance editor of scientific, non-fiction books
Sam
Harris
Neuroscientist; Philosopher; Author, Waking Up
Paul
Harris
Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education, Harvard University
Katerina
Harvati-Papatheodorou
Director Paleoanthropology, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen and the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoecology, Paläoanthropologie
Martie
Haselton
Professor of Psychology, UCLA; Author, Hormonal
Demis
Hassabis
Vice President of Engineering, Google DeepMind; Co-founder, DeepMind Technologies
Daniel
Haun
Professor of Early Child Development and Culture, Director, Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development, Leipzig University
Marc
Hauser
Psychologist and Biologist, Harvard University: Author, Moral Minds
Michael
Hawley
Musician, Scientist, Educator
Marti
Hearst
Computer Scientist, UC Berkeley, School of Information; Author, Search User Interfaces
Virginia
Heffernan
Columnist, The New York Times Magazine; Editorial Director, West Studios; Author, Magic and Loss
Antony
Hegarty
Singer, Composer, and Visual Artist
Steven
Heine
Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia; Author, DNA Is Not Destiny
Werner
Heisenberg
Doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Munich
Dirk
Helbing
Professor of Computational Social Science, ETH Zurich; TU Delft, The Netherlands
Mark
Henderson
Head of Communications, Wellcome Trust; Author, The Greek Manifesto
Joseph
Henrich
Anthropologist, Professor of Psychology and Economics, UBC; Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition and Coevolution; Author, The Secret of Our Success
Reuben
Hersh
Professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico
J.C.
Herz
Author, Learning to Breathe Fire
César
Hidalgo
Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab; Author, Why Information Grows
Roger
Highfield
Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Co-author (with Martin Nowak), SuperCooperators
Hauke
Hillebrandt
Cognitive Neuroscientist; Charlotte and Yule Bogue Research Fellow, Harvard University
W.
Hillis
Physicist, Computer Scientist, Co-Founder, Applied Invention.; Author, The Pattern on the Stone
Michael
Hochberg
Evolutionist, CNRS, Santa Fe Institute, Institute for Advanced Study Toulouse
Donald
Hoffman
Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, Visual Intelligence
Moshe
Hoffman
Research Scientist, Harvard University; Lecturer, MIT
Maja
Hoffmann
Kunstalle Zurich Foundation
Alex
Holcombe
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Sydney; Co-director, Centre for Time; Special Associate Editor, Perspectives on Psychological Science
John
Holland
Professor of psychology and a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Jim
Holt
Author and Essayist, New York Times. New Yorker, Slate; Author, Why Does the World Exist?
Gerald
Holton
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus, Harvard University; Author, Einstein for the 21st Century: His Legacy in Science, Art, and Modern Culture
Mike
Holtzclaw
Columnist, Daily Press
Bruce
Hood
Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of Bristol; Author, The Self-Illusion, Founder of Speakezee
Daniel
Hook
CEO, Digital Science
Carole
Hooven
Anthropologist, Harvard University
John
Horgan
Director, Center for Science Writings, Stevens Institute of Technology
Sabine
Hossenfelder
Research Fellow, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Verena
Huber-Dyson
1923-2016; Emeritus Professor, Formerly, Philosophy Department. University of Calgary, Alberta Canada
Bernardo
Huberman
HP Fellow and Director of the Systems Research Center at Hewlett Packard Laboratories
Arianna
Huffington
Chair, President, Editor-In-Chief, The Huffington Post Media Group; Nationally Syndicated Columnist; Author
Nicholas
Humphrey
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, London School of Economics; Visiting Professor of Philosophy, New College of the Humanities; Senior Member, Darwin College, Cambridge; Author, Soul Dust
Bryan
Hunt
American modernist sculptor
Mark
Hurst
Founder of Internet consulting firm Creative Good
Piet
Hut
professor of astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton
Steven
Hyman
Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Marco
Iacoboni
Neuroscientist; Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Author, Mirroring People
Eiko
Ikegami
Sociology Professor, New School for Social Research
Bjarke
Ingels
Founding Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
Nick
Isaac
Macroecologist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Biological Research Centre (BRC), Oxfordshire
Walter
Isaacson
President and CEO of the Aspen Institute; author, Steve Jobs and Einstein: His Life and Universe
Joichi
Ito
Director, MIT Media Lab; Coauthor (with Jeff Howe), Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future
Nina
Jablonski
Biological Anthropologist and Paleobiologist; Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University
Matthew
Jackson
Professor of Economics, Stanford University, Santa Fe Institute, CIFAR
Jennifer
Jacquet
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU; Author, Is Shame Necessary?
Dale
Jamieson
Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, NYU
Xeni
Jardin
Tech Culture Journalist; Partner, Contributor, Co-editor, Boing Boing; Executive Producer, host, Boing Boing Video
Kate
Jeffery
Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University College London
Koo
Jeong - A
Artist
Alok
Jha
Journalist; Science correspondent for The Guardian
Donald
Johanson
Paleoanthropologist at Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University; author of Lucy; The Beginnings of Humankind
Dominic
Johnson
Alistair Buchan Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford; Author, Failing to Win
George
Johnson
Author; The Cancer Chronicles, The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments; Columnist, The New York Times
Steven
Johnson
Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Feed
David
Johnson
Chairman of Counsel Connect
Steve
Jones
Biologist; Emeritus Professor of Genetics, University College London
Caroline
Jones
Professor of Art History, MIT
John
Jost
Professor of Psychology, New York University; Co-Editor, Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification
Bill
Joy
Co-Founder, Former Chief Scientist, Sun Microsystems; Partner Emeritus, Greentech Venture Group, KPCB
Steve
Jurvetson
Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Lee
Jussim
Professor and Chair, Rutgers Psychology, Author, Social Perception and Social Reality: Why Accuracy Dominates Bias
Marcy
Kahan
Screenwriter and Stage Dramatist
Brewster
Kahle
Digital librarian of the internet
Daniel
Kahneman
Recipient, Nobel Prize in Economics, 2002; Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Princeton; Author, Thinking, Fast and Slow
Salar
Kamangar
Google, Former CEO, YouTube, Founding member, Google’s Product Team
Arya
Kamangar
Doctoral Candidate, Middlebury College; Instructor, Alliance Française of San Francisco
Dean
Kamen
Inventor, Entrepreneur
Eric
Kandel
Recipient, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University; Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures
Gordon
Kane
Theoretical Particle Physicist and Cosmologist; Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan; Author, Supersymmetry and Beyond
Raphael
Kasper
physicist, is Associate Vice Provost for Research at Columbia University and was Associate Director of the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory
Daniela
Kaufer
Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology & Director of Kaufer Laboratory, Berkeley
Stuart
Kauffman
Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, University of Calgary; Author, Reinventing the Sacred
Alan
Kay
Founding member of Xerox PARC; President of Viewpoints Research Institute, Inc
Brian
Keating
Atrophysicist, University of California San Diego’s Department of Physics; Author, Losing the Nobel Prize
Paul
Kedrosky
Editor, Infectious Greed; General Partner, SK Ventures
Andrew
Keen
Commentator
Stephen
Kellert
Social Ecologist, Yale
Kevin
Kelly
Senior Maverick, Wired; Author, What Technology Wants and The Inevitable
Douglas
Kenrick
Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University; Author, Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life; Editor, Evolution and Social Psychology
Ken
Kesey
Author
Christian
Keysers
Neuroscientist; Director, Social Brain Lab, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience; Author, The Empathic Brain
Vinod
Khosla
co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding Chief Executive Officer of Sun Microsystems
Marcel
Kinsbourne
Neurologist and Cognitive Neuroscientist, The New School; Co-author, Children's Learning and Attention Problems
Katherine
Kinzler
Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor of Human Development, Cornell University
Gary
Klein
Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC; Author, Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights
Jon
Kleinberg
Tisch University Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University
Art
Kleiner
co-author (with Pete Senge et al.) of the best-selling Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, The Dance of Change, and Schools That Learn; and author of Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Priviledge, and Success
Alexander
Kluge
Author and Filmmaker
Joshua
Knobe
Experimental Philosopher, Yale
Lance
Knobel
Independent Writer and Strategist
Brian
Knutson
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Stanford University
Aaron
Koblin
artist specializing in data visualization
Terence
Koh
Artist
Andrea
Köhler
Cultural Correspondent, Neue Zurcher Zeitung
Marek
Kohn
Journalist
Bettina
Korek
Arts Advocate; Founder, ForYourArt
Bart
Kosko
Information Scientist and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Law, University of Southern California; Author, Noise, Fuzzy Thinking
Stephen
Kosslyn
Founding Dean, Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute
John
Krakauer
Neurologist and Neuroscientist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Max
Krasnow
Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Kai
Krause
Software Pioneer; Philosopher; Author, A Realtime Literature Explorer
Lawrence
Krauss
Theoretical Physicist; Foundation Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, ASU; Author, The Greatest Story Ever Told . . . So Far
Andrian
Kreye
Editor, The Feuilleton (Arts and Essays), of the German Daily Newspaper, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Munich
Coco
Krumme
Applied Mathematician, UC Berkeley; Founder, Leeward Co.
Robert
Kurzban
Psychologist, UPenn; Director, Penn Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology (PLEEP); Author, Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite
Ray
Kurzweil
Principal Developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition
David
Laibson
Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics, Harvard University
George
Lakoff
Fellow at The Rockridge Institute; Author, The Little Blue Book
Danielle
Lambert
former Vice President of Human Resources at Apple Computer
Eric
Lander
Professor of Biology, MIT
Jaron
Lanier
Computer Scientist; Musician; Author, Who Owns The Future?
Edward
Laumann
Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago
Kristin
Laurin
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Charles
Leadbeater
A financial journalist turned innovation consultant
Mark
Leary
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University; Author, The Curse of the Self
Leon
Lederman
Director emeritus of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Joseph
LeDoux
Professor of Neural Science, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU; Director Emotional Brain Institute; Author, Anxious
Kai-Fu
Lee
Founder, Sinovation Ventures; Author, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Peter
Lee
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research
Howard
Lee Morgan
Vice Chairman of idealab! the Pasadena
Cristine
Legare
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin; Director, Cognition, Culture, and Development Lab
Shane
Legg
AI Researcher; Co-founder, DeepMind Technologies
Jonah
Lehrer
Contributing Editor, Wired; Author, A Book About Love
Rosemary
Leith
Director of Hilvern Management Limited
Manuela
Lenzen
Science Journalist
Ted
Leonsis
Founder, Chairman, CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment; Co-Founder, Revolution Growth
Martin
Lercher
Professor of Computational Cell Biology at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf; Co-author (with Itai Yanai), The Society of Genes
Armand
Leroi
Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Imperial College; Author, The Lagoon
Margaret
Levi
Sara Miller McCune Director, Center For Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, professor, Stanford University; Jere L. Bacharach Professor Emerita of International Studies, University of Washington
Janna
Levin
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College of Columbia University; Author, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Steven
Levy
Senior Editor for Newsweek
Daniel
Lieberman
Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Matthew
Lieberman
Professor of Psychology, UCLA; Author, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
Erez
Lieberman Aiden
fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows; visiting faculty member, Google
Andrew
Lih
Associate Professor of Journalism, American University; Author, The Wikipedia Revolution
Andrei
Linde
Theoretical Physicist, Stanford; Father of Eternal Chaotic Inflation; Inaugural Recipient, Fundamental Physics Prize
Sara
Lippincott
Freelance editor of books on science
Antony
Lisi
Theoretical physicist
Mario
Livio
Astrophysicist; Author, Why?: What Makes Us Curious
Seth
Lloyd
Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Author, Programming the Universe
John
Lloyd
Television Producer and Writer: Not the Nine O'Clock News; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, QI.
Elizabeth
Loftus
Psychologist, University of California, Irvine
Steve
Lohr
Senior Writer and Technology Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Data-ism
Tania
Lombrozo
Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Jonathan
Losos
Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Curator in Herpetology, Museum of Comparative Zoology; Author, Improbable Destinies
Derek
Lowe
Chemistry Blogger, Pipeline; Medicinal Chemist, Preclinical Drug Discovery
David
Lykken
Behavioral Geneticist and Emeritus Professor, University of Minnesota
Greg
Lynn
Owner, Greg Lynn FORM office; Ordentlicher University Professor of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna; Studio Professor, UCLA School of Arts and Architecture
Paul
MacCready
Chairman/Founder of AeroVironment Inc.
Tod
Machover
Composer; Professor of Music and Media, MIT Media Lab
Rebecca
MacKinnon
Director, Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America Foundation; Author, Consent of the Networked ; Co-founder, Global Voices
Sir John
Maddox
Royal Commissions on environmental pollution and genetic manipulation
John
Maeda
Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, university professor, and author
Pattie
Maes
Professor, MIT MediaLab; Program Head, MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences
Benoit
Mandelbrot
Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Yale University; IBM Fellow Emeritus (Physics) at the IBM; author, The Fractalist; Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Ziyad
Marar
President of Global Publishing, SAGE; Author, Judged: The Value of Being Misunderstood
Gary
Marcus
Professor of Psychology, Director NYU Center for Language and Music; Author, Guitar Zero
Lynn
Margulis
Biologist
John
Markoff
Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Machines of Loving Grace
Chiara
Marletto
Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Materials Department, University of Oxford; Currently working with David Deutsch
Abigail
Marsh
Associate Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University
Barnaby
Marsh
Evolutionary dynamics scholar; Program in Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University; Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Ursula
Martin
Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Rodrigo
Martinez
Life Sciences Chief Strategist at IDEO in Boston, Massachusetts
John
Mather
Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate; Senior Astrophysicist, Observational Cosmology Laboratory, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Sarah
Mathew
Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University
Katinka
Matson
Artist, Literary Agent; Co-Founder, Edge.org; President, Brockman, Inc.; Author: Short Lives
Tim
Maudlin
Professor of Philosophy, NYU
Marissa
Mayer
CEO, Yahoo
Ernst
Mayr
20th Century Leading Biologist; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, Harvard University; author, What Evolution Is
Annalena
McAfee
Journalist; Founding Editor of The Guardian's literary supplement, the Guardian Review; Author, Hame
John
Mccarthy
Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
Tom
McCarthy
Artist & Writer; Author: Remainder, Men in Space
Samuel
McClure
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
Pamela
McCorduck
Author, Machines Who Think, The Universal Machine, Bounded Rationality, This Could Be Important; Co-author (with Edward Feigenbaum), The Fifth Generation
John
McCrea
Web pioneer; Director of Marketing for the Cosmo Software division of Silicon Graphics
Michael
McCullough
Professor of Psychology, Director, Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory, University of Miami; Author, Beyond Revenge.
Ian
McEwan
Novelist; Author, Sweet Tooth; Solar; On Chesil Beach; Nutshell
William
McEwan
Postdoctoral researcher, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K.
Ryan
McKay
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of London
Dave
McKean
English illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician
Terence
McKenna
Philosopher; Explorer; Enthnobotanist; Lecturer; and Author, The Invisible Landscape, True Hallucinations
Scott
Mcnealy
cofounder and CEO of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Daniel
McNeill
author of The Face, and principal author of the best-selling Fuzzy Logic
John
McWhorter
Professor of Linguistics and Western Civilization, Columbia University; Cultural Commentator; Author, Words on the Move
Raqs
Media Collective
Artists, Media Practitioners, Curators, Editors and Catalysts of Cultural Processes
Jordan
Mejias
correspondent of the German daily
Jonas
Mekas
Film-Maker, Critic; Co-founder, Film-Makers' Cooperative, Filmmaker’s Cinematheque, Anthology Film Archives
Barbara
Mellers
George Heyman University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Martin
Menzies
Professor, Volcanologist-geochemist, Royal Holloway, University of London & NERC RESET Consortium
Hugo
Mercier
Cognitive Scientist, French National Center for Scientific Research; Co-author (with Dan Sperber) of The Enigma of Reason
Chad
Meredith Hurley
Founder YouTube
Jane
Metcalfe
president and cofounder of Wired Ventures
Hans
Metzger
Co-editor and translator of the German edition of the writings and lectures of Jacques Lacan
Thomas
Metzinger
Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz; Adjunct Fellow, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Study; Author, The Ego Tunnel
Jerry
Michalski
Managing Editor of Release 1.0
Greg
Miller
News correspondent, Science magazine
Geoffrey
Miller
Evolutionary psychologist, NYU Stern Business School and University of New Mexico; author of The Mating Mind and Spent
Kenneth
Miller
Professor of Biology at Brown University
Kate
Mills
Doctoral student, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Yuri
Milner
Physicist; Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist; Science Philanthropist
Julia
Milner
Digital Artist
Marvin
Minsky
Mathematician; computer scientist; Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT; cofounder, MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; author, The Emotion Machine
Mark
Mirsky
writer and founder and editor of Fiction Magazine
Walter
Mischel
Robert Johnston Niven Professor of Humane Letters, Department of Psychology, Columbia University; Author, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control
Dan
Moerman
William E Stirton Professor of Anthropology University of Michigan-Dearborn
Maryam
Mohit
Vice-President of Site Development at amazon.com
Read
Montague
Neuroscientist; Director, Human Neuroimaging Lab and Computational Psychiatry Unit, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; Author, Why Choose This Book?: How We Make Decisions
Hans
Moravec
Principal Research Scientist in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University
Brit
Morin
Founder & CEO, Brit + Co.; Author, Homemakers
Dave
Morin
Internet Entrepreneur; Angel Investor
Simona
Morini
Philosopher; Dipartimento delle Arti e del Disegno Industriale, IUAV University Venice
Evgeny
Morozov
Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy; Syndicated Columnist; Author, The Net Delusion
Marney
Morris
Professor of Interaction Design, Engineering Department, Stanford University
Oliver
Morton
Chief News and Features Editor
Lisa
Mosconi
Founder and Director, Nutrition & Brain Fitness Lab, NYU School of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NYU; Author, Brain Food
Sendhil
Mullainathan
Professor of Economics, Harvard; Assistant Director for Research, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Treasury Department (2011-2013); Coauthor, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
Richard
Muller
Physicist, UC Berkeley; Author, Now: The Physics of Time
Kary
Mullis
Nobel Prize winner, Chemistry 1993; author, Dancing Naked in the Mind Field
Craig
Mundie
Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Toby
Mundy
Managing Director and Publisher of Atlantic Books
Elon
Musk
Engineer & Entrepreneur; CEO, Chief Designer, SpaceX; CEO, Head of Product Design, Tesla Motors; Chairman, SolarCity
P Z
Myers
Biologist; Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Morris
David
Myers
Professor of Psychology, Hope College; Co-author, Psychology, 11th Edition
Nathan
Myhrvold
CEO and Managing Director, Intellectual Ventures; Co-Author (with Bill Gates), The Road Ahead; Author, Modernist Cuisine
Steve
Nadis
Contributing Editor to Astronomy Magazine and a freelance writer
Nathalie
Nahai
Web Psychologist, Speaker; Author, Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion
Monica
Narula
Artist, New Dehli; Member, Raqs Media Collective; Co-Initiator, Sarai.net
Priyamvada
Natarajan
Professor in Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University, focusing on exotica in the universe—dark matter, dark energy, and black holes; Author, Mapping the Heavens
John
Naughton
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge; Director, Wolfson College Press Fellowship Programme; Columnist, the Observer; Author, From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
Nicholas
Negroponte
Architect; Founder & Chairman Emeritus, MIT's Media Lab; Founder, One Laptop per Child
Jill
Neimark
Science Journalist; Co-author, Why Good Things Happen To Good People
Michael
Nesmith
Existence is Non-Time, Non-Sequential, and Non-Objective
Randolph
Nesse
Professor of Life Sciences, Director, Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University; Co-author (with George C. Williams), Why We Get Sick
Rebecca
Newberger Goldstein
Philosopher, Novelist; Recipient, 2014 National Humanities Medal; Author, Plato at the Googleplex; 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction
Natika
Newton
doctorate in philosophy from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1981
Richard
Nisbett
Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan; Author, Mindware
Alva
Noë
Professor of Philosophy at the University of California; Author, Out of Our Heads
Ara
Norenzayan
Psychologist, University of British Columbia; Author, Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict
Erling
Norrby
Virologist; Former Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Michael
Norton
Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration, Director of Research, Harvard Business School; Co-author (with Elizabeth Dunn), Happy Money
Peter
Norvig
Director of Research, Google Inc.; Fellow of the AAAI and the ACM; co-author, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Jacqueline
Novogratz
Founder & CEO, Acumen
Martin
Nowak
Professor of Biology and Mathematics, Harvard University; Co-author, SuperCooperators
Rafael
Núñez
Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
Tor
Nørretranders
Writer; Speaker; Thinker, Copenhagen, Denmark
James
O'Donnell
Classics Scholar, University Librarian, ASU; Author, Pagans
Tim
O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.; Author, WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us
Hans Ulrich
Obrist
Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief History of Curating; Formulas for Now; Co-author (with Rem Koolhas), Project Japan: Metabolism Talks
Jay
Ogilvy
a cofounder of GBN, a Partner in the Monitor Group of Companies
Steve
Omohundro
Scientist, Self-Aware Systems; Co-founder, Center for Complex Systems Research
Toby
Ord
Philosopher, Oxford University; Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute
Gloria
Origgi
Philosopher and Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; Author, Reputation: What it is and Why it Matters
Dean
Ornish
Founder and President of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Dennis
Overbye
Deputy Science Editor of The New York Times
Neri
Oxman
Architect, Researcher, MIT; Founder, Materialecology
Mehmet
Oz
Irving Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Svante
Pääbo
Founder of the field of ancient DNA; Director, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Gábor
Paál
German publisher and journalist at Sudwestrundfunk
Larry
Page
Google's founding CEO
Carl
Page
Serial Entrepreneur; Co-founder, eGroups
Lucy
Page Southworth
Mark
Pagel
Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Reading University, UK; Fellow, Royal Society; Author, Wired for Culture
Heinz
Pagels
Author
Elaine
Pagels
Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University; Author, Revelations
Zoe-vonna
Palmrose
Professor of Auditing and Professor of Accounting in the Marshall School of Business
Salvador
Pániker
engineer, philosopher and Spanish writer
Seymour
Papert
coauthor
Kip
Parent
Founding Webmaster of EDGE
Lori
Park
Software engineer at Google.
Sean
Parker
Co-founder, Napster; Founding President, Facebook; Founder, the Parker Foundation
Bruce
Parker
Visiting Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology; Author, The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters
Philippe
Parreno
French artist and filmmaker, of Algerian heritage.
Gregory
Paul
Independent Researcher; Author, The Princeton Field Guide of Dinosaurs
Jean
Paul Schmetz
Managing Director of CyberLab Interactive Productions GmbH
Sylvia
Paull
founder of Gracenet
John
Paulos
professor of mathematics at Temple University
Judea
Pearl
Professor of Computer Science, UCLA
Josef
Penninger
Director, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna; Genetics Professor, University of Vienna
Roger
Penrose
Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford
Alex
Pentland
Professor of Computer Science, MIT; Director, MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs; Author, Social Physics
Irene
Pepperberg
Research Associate & Lecturer, Harvard; Adjunct Associate Professor, Brandeis; Author, Alex & Me
Mark
Pesce
Inventor, Writer, Entrepreneur, Educator and Broadcaster
David
Pescovitz
Co-editor, BoingBoing.net
David
Pesetsky
Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics at MIT
Steve
Petranek
Editor-in-chief of Discover Magazine
Thomas
Petzinger
editor, reporter
Ryan
Phelan
Executive Director, Revive and Restore
Elizabeth
Phelps
Neuroscientist; Silver Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University
Christopher
Phillips
Author, Socrates Cafe
Clifford
Pickover
Author, The Math Book, The Physics Book, and The Medical Book trilogy
Jean
Pigozzi
Italian businessman
Stuart
Pimm
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University; Author, The World According to Pimm: a Scientist Audits the Earth
Daniel
Pink
Contributing Editor, Wired; Author, To Sell is Human
Steven
Pinker
Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology; Harvard University; Author, Enlightenment Now
David
Pizarro
Associate Professor of Psychology, Cornell University
Robert
Plomin
Professor of Behavioral Genetics, King's College London
Tomaso
Poggio
Eugene McDermott Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Director of NSF Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, MIT
Jordan
Pollack
Professor and Chairman of Computer Science, Brandeis University
Alex
Poots
Artistic Director and CEO, The Shed
Maria
Popova
Writer, BrainPickings.org
Ernst
Pöppel
Head of Research Group Systems, Neuroscience and Cognitive Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany; Guest Professor, Peking University, China
Carolyn
Porco
Planetary Scientist; Cassini Imaging Team Leader; Director, CICLOPS, Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado
David
Post
Professor of Law at Temple University
Richard
Potts
Director of The Human Origins Program
William
Poundstone
Journalist; Author, Head in the Cloud; Nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize
Corey
Powell
Senior Editor, Discover Magazine; Adjunct Professor, Science Journalism, NYU; Author: God in the Equation: How Einstein Transformed Religion
William
Press
Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Chair in Computer Sciences and Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Michael
Price
Lecturer in Psychology & co-director of the Centre for Culture and Evolutionary Psychology, Brunel University
Jesse
Prinz
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Gaetano
Prisciantelli
Freelance Journalist
Nicholas
Pritzker
Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Hyatt Development Corporation
Emily
Pronin
Associate Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
Robert
Provine
Research Professor/Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Author, Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond
Richard
Prum
Evolutionary Ornithologist, Director of Franke Program, Yale University; Author, The Evolution of Beauty
Stanley
Prusiner
Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco
Eduardo
Punset
Scientist; Spanish Television Presenter; Author, The Happiness Trip
Matthew
Putman
Applied Physicist; Chairman of the Board, Pioneer Works; CEO, Nanotronics
Zenon
Pylyshyn
Board of Governors Professor of Cognitive Science, Center for Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology, Rutgers University
Tracy
Quan
Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl: A Nancy Chan Novel.
Steven
Quartz
Neuroscientist; Professor of Philosophy, Caltech; Co-author, Cool
David
Queller
Evolutionary Biologist, Washington University in St. Louis
Richard
Rabkin
Psychiatrist
Tim
Radford
Freelance Journalist
Sheizaf
Rafaeli
Professor, Director, The Center for Internet Research, University of Haifa, Israel
Bob
Rafelson
Film director and writer-producer
Vilayanur
Ramachandran
Neuroscientist; Professor & Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, UC, San Diego; Author, The Tell-Tale Brain
Venki
Ramakrishnan
President, Royal Society; Recipient, 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with Ada Yonath & Tom Steitz); Group Leader & Former Deputy Director, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
David
Rand
Associate Professor of psychology, economics, and management, Yale University; Director of Yale University’s Human Cooperation Laboratory
Lisa
Randall
Physicist, Harvard University; Author, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
Carlo
Ratti
Architect and Engineer
Alvy
Ray Smith
Co-founder, Pixar; Digital Imagery Pioneer & Visionary
Eric
Raymond
Observer-participant anthropologist in the Internet hacker culture
Syed
Raza
Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery Step-Down Unit at Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital
S.
Raza
Founding Editor, 3QuarksDaily.com
Azra
Raza, M.D.
Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
Lawrence
Reed
Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Skidmore College
Martin
Rees
Former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of Cosmology & Astrophysics, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Trinity College; Author, From Here to Infinity
Ed
Regis
Science writer; Author, Monsters
David
Reich
Geneticist, Harvard Medical School; Author, Who We Are and How We Got Here
Spencer
Reiss
contributing editor, Wired Magazine, specializing in energy issues
Diana
Reiss
Professor, Department of Psychology Hunter College; Author, The Dolphin in the Mirror
Nikolai
Renedo
Student of Biology, Philosophy, Tufts University
Colin
Renfrew
COLIN RENFREW has been Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge since 1981, and more recently Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. He is Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, and a Life Peer. Among Lord Ren
John
Rennie
Editor-In-Chief, Scientific American
Stephen
Reucroft
Matthews Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University.
Andrew
Revkin
Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University's Academy
Howard
Rheingold
Communications Expert; Author, Smart Mobs
Judith
Rich Harris
Independent Investigator and Theoretician; Author, The Nurture Assumption; No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality
Peter
Richerson
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California-Davis; Visiting Professor, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Jennifer
Richeson
Professor of Psychology, Yale University
Gianluigi
Ricuperati
Writer; Essayist; Curator
Matt
Ridley
Science Writer; Fellow, Royal Society of Literature and the Academy of Medical Sciences; Author,The Evolution of Everything
Matthew
Ritchie
Artist
Siobhan
Roberts
Director’s Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Author, Genius at Play and King of Infinite Space
James
Robinson
David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University; faculty associate, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Daniel
Rockmore
Professor of Mathematics, William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science, Director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College
Andrés
Roemer
Co-creator, Ideas City; Author, Move UP: Why Some Cultures Advance While Others Don't
Paul
Romer
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Steven
Rose
neurobiologist, is Professor of Biology and Director, Brain and Behaviour Research Group
Hazel
Rose Markus
Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Co-author, Clash! How to Thrive in a Multicultural World, and Co-founder, Stanford SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions).
Jay
Rosen
Associate Professor of Journalism, New York University
Robin
Rosenberg
Clinical Psychologist; Author, What's the Matter with Batman
Andrew
Rosenfield
Senior Lecturer in Law, U. Chicago Law School; Managing Partner, The Greatest Good (TGG).
Pamela
Rosenkranz
Artist
Phil
Rosenzweig
Professor of Strategy and International Business at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland; Author, Left Brain, Right Stuff
Louis
Rossetto
Editor and publisher of Wired and HotWired, and cofounder and CEO of Wired Ventures, Inc
Marc
Rotenberg
President and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) , Washington, DC; Co-author, Information Privacy Law
Carlo
Rovelli
Theoretical Physicist; Aix-Marseille University, in the Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille, France; Author, Reality Is Not What It Seems
David
Rowan
Editor, WIRED UK
Doug
Rowan
CEO of Corbis Corporation
Rudy
Rucker
Mathematician; Computer Scientist; Cyberpunk Pioneer; Novelist, Infinity and the Mind, Postsingular, and (with Bruce Sterling) Transreal Cyberpunk.
Douglas
Rushkoff
Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
Stuart
Russell
Professor of Computer Science, Director, Center for Intelligent Systems, Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley; Author (with Peter Norvig) of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Karl
Sabbagh
Writer and Television Producer; Author, Remembering Our Childhood: How Memory Betrays Us
Todd
Sacktor
Distinguished Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Neurology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Paul
Saffo
Technology Forecaster; Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University
Jacob
Safra
Swiss investor, is the Chairman of Encyclopedia Britannica, and owner of Spring Mountain Vineyards
Dorion
Sagan
writer and sleight-of-hand magician
Eduardo
Salcedo-Albaran
Philosopher; Director, Scientific Vortex, Inc.
Maria
Salinas
former National Sales Director, TV Azteca, Mexico
Ricardo
Salinas Pliego
President and CEO of Grupo Salinas and Grupo Elektra
Buddhini
Samarasinghe
Molecular Biologist
Scott
Sampson
President & CEO, Science World British Columbia; Dinosaur paleontologist and science communicator; Author, How To Raise A Wild Child
Larry
Sanger
Co-founder of Wikipedia and Citizendium
Laurie R.
Santos
Professor of Psychology, Director, Comparative Cognition Laboratory and the Canine Cognition Center, Yale University
Robert
Sapolsky
Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Behave
Dimitar
Sasselov
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University; Director, Harvard Origins of Life Initiative; Author, The Life of Super-Earths
Raul
Saucedo
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado Boulder
Rebecca
Saxe
Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, MIT
Roger
Schank
CEO, Socratic Arts Inc.; John Evans Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Psychology and Education, Northwestern University; Author, Make School Meaningful-And Fun!
René
Scheu
Editor-in-chief, Feuilleton of Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Maximilian
Schich
Associate Professor in Arts and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas
Frank
Schirrmacher
Influential German journalist, essayist, best-selling author
Gavin
Schmidt
Climatologist; Director, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Simone
Schnall
Director, Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory; Reader in Experimental Social Psychology and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Stephen
Schneider
climatologist, is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences
Bruce
Schneier
Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
Jonathan
Schooler
Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
Kathryn
Schulz
journalist
Peter
Schwartz
Futurist; Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning, Salesforce.com; Author, Inevitable Surprises
Adrian
Scott
Founder, Rayz
Paul
Seabright
Economics Professor, Toulouse School of Economics; Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Toulouse; Author, The War of the Sexes
Al
Seckel
Cognitive neuroscientist; Author, Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception
Gino
Segre
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania; Author, The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age
Charles
Seife
Professor of Journalism, New York University; Former Journalist, Science Magazine; Author, Virtual Unreality
Terrence
Sejnowski
Computational Neuroscientist; Francis Crick Professor, the Salk Institute; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-author (with Patricia Churchland), The Computational Brain
Martin
Seligman
Professor and Director, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Flourish
David
Sengeh
Doctoral student, MIT Media Lab; Researcher; President, Global Minimum Inc.
Eldar
Shafir
William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Ph.D., Princeton University; Co-author, Scarcity
Murray
Shanahan
Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London; Author, The Technological Singularity
Robert
Shapiro
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Senior Research Scientist, New York University; Author, Planetary Dreams
Rupert
Sheldrake
biologist and author
Michael
Shermer
Publisher, Skeptic magazine; Monthly Columnist, Scientific American; Presidential Fellow, Chapman University; Author, Heavens on Earth
Clay
Shirky
Social & Technology Network Topology Researcher; Adjunct Professor, NYU Graduate School of Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP); Author, Cognitive Surplus
Seth
Shostak
Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute; Author, Confessions of an Alien Hunter
Neil
Shubin
As a paleontologist and Associate Dean of a major medical school
Olivier
Sibony
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School; Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris; Guest Lecturer, London Business School
Ludwig
Siegele
Technology Editor, The Economist
Karl
Sigmund
Professor of Mathematics at the University of Vienna
Todd
Siler
Founder and director of Psi-Phi Communications
Lee
Silver
professor at Princeton University in the Department of Molecular Biology
Karoly
Simonyi
Scholar-Educator; Physicist
Charles
Simonyi
Software Engineer, Computer Scientist, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Jeff
Skoll
Founder of Participant Media; Producer, "Lincoln"
John
Skoyles
researcher in the evolution of human intelligence in the light of recent discoveries about the brain
Kevin
Slavin
Assistant Professor and Founder, Playful Systems, MIT Media Lab
Edward
Slingerland
Professor of Asian Studies, Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition, University of British Columbia; Author, Trying Not to Try
Gerald
Smallberg
Practicing Neurologist, New York City; Playwright, Off-Off Broadway Productions, Charter Members; The Gold Ring
John
Smart
chairman of the Institute for Accelerating Change
Monica
Smith
Professor of Anthropology, UCLA
Laurence
Smith
Professor and Chair of Geography; Professor of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA; Author, The World in 2050
Barry
Smith
Professor & Director, Institute of Philosophy School of Advanced Study University of London
Richard
Smith
"perhaps the nation's most vocal authority on data privacy"
Lee
Smolin
Physicist, Perimeter Institute; Author, Time Reborn
George
Smoot
experimental astrophysics and observational cosmology
Allan
Snyder
Director of The Centre for the Minds
Alan
Sokal
Mathematics Professor, University College London; Physics Professor, NYU
Galia
Solomonoff
Architect; Solomonoff Architecture Studio
Michael
Specter
Staff writer at The New Yorker
Elizabeth
Spelke
Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative
Dan
Sperber
Social and Cognitive Scientist; CEU Budapest and CNRS Paris; Co-author (with Deirdre Wilson), Meaning and Relevance; and (with Hugo Mercier), The Enigma of Reason
Maria
Spiropulu
Shang-Yi Ch’en Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology; Founder, AQT/INQNET
Mark
Stahlman
Newmedia Laboratory
Tom
Standage
Business Affairs Editor, The Economist; Author, The Edible History of the Humanity
Nina
Stegeman
Associate Editor, EDGE
Bob
Stein
Computer scientist; Multi-media pioneer; Founder of The Voyager Company
Paul
Steinhardt
Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University; Coauthor, Endless Universe
Bruce
Sterling
Science Fiction Author, Mirrorshades
Gerd
Stern
Media artist and cheese maven and the author
Stephen
Stich
Board of Governors Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University
Victoria
Stodden
Associate Professor of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cliff
Stoll
Astrophysicist and the author of Silicon Snake Oil (1995) and The Cuckoo's Egg (1989).
Linda
Stone
Hi-Tech Industry Consultant; Former Executive at Apple Computer and Microsoft Corporation
Tom
Stoppard
Playwright
Barbara
Strauch
Science Editor, The New York Times; Author, The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain; The Primal Teen
Christopher
Stringer
Paleoanthropologist; Author, Lone Survivors
Steven
Strogatz
Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University; Author, The Joy of x
Mustafa
Suleyman
Head of Applied AI, Google DeepMind; Co-founder, DeepMind Technologies
Frank
Sulloway
the author of Freud, Biologist of the Mind
Seirian
Sumner
Reader, Behavioral Ecology, University College London
Cass
Sunstein
Legal Scholar; Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard; Fmr, Administrator of White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Author, Why Nudge?
Leonard
Susskind
Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics, Stanford; Author, The Theoretical Minimum series
Rory
Sutherland
Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy London; Columnist, the Spectator
John
Swain
physicist at Northeastern
Melanie
Swan
Philosophy and Economic Theory, the New School for Social Research
Kara
Swisher
Co-Executive Editor
Christopher
Sykes
TV documentary producer
Gerard
T'Hooft
Nobel Laureate; Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Untrecht
Jaan
Tallinn
Co-Founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Future of Life Institute; Founding Engineer, Skype, Kazaa
Don
Tapscott
Chairman of the think tank nGenera Insight and an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Timothy
Taylor
Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity, University of Vienna; Author, The Artificial Ape
Max
Tegmark
Physicist, MIT; Researcher, Precision Cosmology; Scientific Director, Foundational Questions Institute; President, Future of Life Institute; Author, Life 3.0
Hong-Shu
Teng
Assistant Professor, Department of English, National Taitung University, Taiwan
Philip
Tetlock
Annenberg University Professor, University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, Psychology and Political Science; Author, Expert Political Judgment; (with Dan Gardner) Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction (forthcoming, Sept. 2015)
Richard
Thaler
Father of Behavioral Economics; Recipient, 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science; Director, Center for Decision Research, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; Author, Misbehaving
Sebastian
Thrun
Computer Scientist; Founder and President, Udacity
Lionel
Tiger
Charles Darwin Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Rutgers University; Co-Research Director, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation; Author, Men in Groups
Frank
Tipler
Professor of Mathematical Physics, Tulane University; Author, The Physics of Christianity
Fred
Tomaselli
Artist
John
Tooby
Founder of field of Evolutionary Psychology; Co-director, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
Eric
Topol
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Translational Science Institute; Author, The Patient Will See You Now
Jessica
Tracy
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia; Author, Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success
Joseph
Traub
Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University; coauthor, Complexity and Information
Arnold
Trehub
Psychologist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Author, The Cognitive Brain
Anne
Treisman
Emeritus James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Princeton University
Robert
Trivers
Evolutionary Biologist; Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University; Author, Wild Life: Adventures of an Evolutionary Biologist
Lew
Tucker
Director of JavaSoft's Corporate and ISV Relations for Sun Microsystems, Inc
Colin
Tudge
Biologist; Author, Six Steps Back to the Land
Peter
Turchin
Evolutionary Scientist, University of Connecticut; Author, Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth.
Sherry
Turkle
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT; Internet Culture Researcher; Author, Reclaiming Conversation
Fred
Turner
Assistant Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Communication at Stanford University
Neil
Turok
Director, Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute
Barbara
Tversky
Professor Emerita of Psychology, Stanford University
Antony
Valentini
Pilot-wave theory
Robert
Van Valin
Professor of Linguistics at the Uniersity at Buffalo
Joseph "Yossi"
Vardi
chairman of International Technologies
Francisco
Varela
biologist; director of research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, and professor of cognitive science
Michael
Vassar
Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, MetaMed Research
J.
Venter
A leading scientist of the 21st century for Genomic Sciences; Co-Founder, Chairman, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.; Founder, J. Craig Venter Institute; Author, A Life Decoded
Fernanda
Viegas
research focuses on the social side of visualization
Alexander
Vilenkin
Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Cosmology at Tufts University
Vernor
Vinge
Mathematician; Computer Scientist; Hugo Award-winning Novelist, A Fire Upon The Deep, Rainbow's End
Athena
Vouloumanos
Associate Professor of Psychology, Director, NYU Infant Cognition and Communication Lab, New York University
Jimmy
Wales
ounder and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation
D.A.
Wallach
Recording Artist; Songwriter; Artist in Residence, Spotify
Felix
Warneken
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Henry
Warwick
artist, composer, and scientist
Aalam
Wassef
Artist
Martin
Wattenberg
Group Manager and researcher at IBM's Visual Communication Lab
Adam
Waytz
Psychologist; Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Russell
Weinberger
Associate Publisher, EDGE
Mike
Weiner
CEO of Biophan Technologies, Inc.
Bret
Weinstein
Theoretical Evolutionary Biologist
Eric
Weinstein
Mathematician and Economist; Managing Director of Thiel Capital
Deena
Weisberg
title
Ai
Weiwei
Artist; Curator; Architectural Designer (The Bird's Nest); Cultural And Social Commentator; Activist
Albert
Wenger
Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
Richard
Wentworth
Artist, Curator
Margaret
Wertheim
science writer and commentator
Geoffrey
West
Distinguished Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute; Author, Scale
Thalia
Wheatley
Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College
Tim
White
Paleoanthropologist; Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Harvey
Whitehouse
Anthropologist; University Professor; Director, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford; Author, Arguments and Icons
Linda
Wilbrecht
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
Frank
Wilczek
Physicist, MIT; Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics; Author, A Beautiful Question
Jason
Wilkes
Graduate student in Psychology, UC Santa Barbara; Author, Burn Math Class
Evan
Williams
CEO, Medium
George
Williams
was an evolutionary biologist; professor emeritus of ecology
Donald
Williamson
biologist at the Port Erin Marine Station of the University of Liverpool (UK); Author, The Origins of Larvae
Delta
Willis
Paleontologist; Author, Hominid Gang
Ian
Wilmut
Chair of Reproductive Biology, Director Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh; Author, After Dolly
David
Wilson
SUNY distinguished professor of biology and anthropology, Binghamton University; Editor-in-Chief of Evolution: This View of Life
E.
Wilson
Biologist, Harvard University; author, The Social Conquest of Earth and The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
Timothy
Wilson
Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia; Co-author, Social Psychology; Author, Strangers to Ourselves; Redirect
Dave
Winer
Blogging and RSS Software Pioneer; Editor, Scripting News Weblog
David
Winer
The Lover
Ellen
Winner
psychologist at Boston College
Jason
Wishnow
Film Director; Director of Film and Video at TED, 2006-2012
Alexander
Wissner-Gross
Scientist; Inventor; Entrepreneur; Investor
Eva
Wisten
Journalist
Peter
Woit
Mathematical Physicist, Columbia University; Author, Not Even Wrong
Anne
Wojcicki
Co-founder of 23andMe, a biotech company based on the concept of genetic mapping
Naomi
Wolf
CEO, DailyClout.com; author, The Beauty Myth
Nathan
Wolfe
Lorry Lokey Visiting Professor of Human Biology, Stanford University; Director, The Global Viral Forecasting; author, The Viral Storm
Michael
Wolff
Author, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House; Columnist and contributor, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, British GQ
Stephen
Wolfram
Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research; author, Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People
Lewis
Wolpert
Professor of Biology
Milford
Wolpoff
Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan; Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Museum of Anthropology
Vanessa
Woods
Journalist; Author, Bonobo Handshake, Co-Author, The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think
Steve
Wozniak
Co-Founder, Apple Computer
Richard
Wrangham
Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology, Curator of Primate Behavioral Biology at Harvard University; Author, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
Elizabeth
Wrigley-Field
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Faculty Member, Minnesota Population Center
Richard
Wurman
Founder, TED Conference; EG Conference; TEDMED Conferences; Architect, Cartographer; Author, Information Architects
Victoria
Wyatt
Associate Professor of History in Art, University of Victoria
Itai
Yanai
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine; Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine; Co-author (with Martin Lercher), The Society of Genes
Shing-Tung
Yau
Mathematician, Harvard; Co-author, The Shape of Inner Space
Dustin
Yellin
Artist; Founder, Pioneer Works
Yong
Yeol Ahn
postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Complex
Liane
Young
MIT Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Eliezer
Yudkowsky
Research Fellow; Co-founder, Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Jamil
Zaki
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Eberhard
Zangger
Managing director of science communications
Juan
Zarate
Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism; Author, Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare
Anton
Zeilinger
Physicist, University of Vienna; Scientific Director, Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information; President, Austrian Academy of Sciences; Author, Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation
Philip
Zimbardo
Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University; Author, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
Carl
Zimmer
Journalist: Author, A Planet of Viruses; Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed
Phil
Zuckerman
Author, Invitation to the Sociology of Religion, Du Bois on Religion, Sex and Religion, and Society Without God
Alexandra
Zukerman
Reader, The Paris Review
Jason
Zweig
Journalist; Personal Finance Columnist, The Wall Street Journal; Author, Your Money and Your Brain