Notice: Undefined variable: _SESSION in /home/dmattcom/public_html/cwgp.org/smarty/Smarty.class.php on line 585
Caroline Werner Gannett Project
The Caroline Werner Gannett Project 2007-08

Alumni/ae of the Caroline Werner Gannett Project, 2006-Present

Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Executive Director, National Center for Science Education, Inc.

Presented:

“Making Sense of Biology”

on September 20, 2006


Randolph Nesse

Randolph Nesse

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Director, Evolution and Human Adaptation Center, University of Michigan

Presented:

“Why did Natural Selection Leave us so Vulnerable to Disease? ”

on October 24, 2006


Margo Wilson (Oct 1, 1942 - Sept 24, 2009) and Martin Daly

Margo Wilson (Oct 1, 1942 - Sept 24, 2009) and Martin Daly

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada and Professors in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, Department of Psychology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Presented:

“The Truth about Cinderella: Discriminative Mistreatment of Stepchildren ”

on December 6, 2006


David Sloan Wilson

David Sloan Wilson

Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University

Presented:

“Evolutionary Social Constructivism ”

on January 16, 2007


David M. Buss

David M. Buss

Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, University of Texas-Austin

Presented:

“The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill ”

on February 7, 2007


Rudy Rucker

Rudy Rucker

Mathematician, Computer Scientist, cyberpunk/transrealist author

Presented:

“Life is a Gnarly Computation ”

on April 4, 2007


Daniel C. Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett

University Professor, professor of philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University

Presented:

“Meaning and Morality: Darwin's 'strange inversion of reasoning' ”

on April 10, 2007


Janna Levin

Janna Levin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College of Columbia University

Presented:

"Minds, Machines and the Cosmos: Is the Universe Infinite?" and "Chaos and Black Hole Binaries"

on September 11, 2007 and September 12, 2007


Ze Frank

Ze Frank

Blogster, digerati cynic, social media critic, performance artist

Presented:

“Acceleration Anxiety: Stories from a Worm's Eye View in the Digital Landscape”

on October 3, 2007


Patricia J. Williams

Patricia J. Williams

James L. Rohr Professor of Law, Columbia University; journalist, memoirist, race, gender and cultural theorist

Presented:

“Conjoined Identities and the Corporatized Body”

on October 18, 2007


Elizabeth Streb

Elizabeth Streb

Award-winning artistic director of Streb Extreme Dance Company

Presented:

“The Limitless Imagination of the Muscles & the Bones: Action in Time & Space”

on January 7, 2008


Kenny Lerner and Peter Cook

Kenny Lerner and Peter Cook

Peter Cook and NTID's Kenny Lerner ; acclaimed ASL poet & hearing collaborator perform imaginative, experimental visual & visceral poetry

Presented:

“Poetry in Motion: The Flying Words Project”

on February 2, 2008


John Maeda

John Maeda

E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT President-elect, Rhode Island School of Design, 2008

Presented:

“Humanity, Simplicity, Technology”

on March 12, 2008


Heather McHugh

Heather McHugh

Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, Univ. of Washington, Heather McHugh has authored over a dozen books of poetry, criticism & translation

Presented:

A reading

on April 23, 2008


Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry

Graphic novelist, artist, playwright, syndicated comic strip creator of "Ernie Pooks Comeek" and several nationally known novels

Presented:

"Writing the Unthinkable" and 3-hour related Writing Workshop

on May 5, 2008


Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil

Legendary futurist, inventor and artificial intelligence expert

Presented:

“The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology”

on September 17, 2008


George Elliott Clarke & D.D. Jackson

George Elliott Clarke & D.D. Jackson

Award-winning Africadian poet/playwright teams up with renowned NYC jazz composer and pianist

Presented:

“BeBopera & BeBopera Too”

on October 15, 2008


Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Environmental Writer, Educator, Activist. Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury College Author of Deep Economy, official reading for RIT's first year students

Presented:

“Uniting Global and Local”

on November 6, 2008


Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Canadian photographer of landscape transformed by industry

Presented:

“The Landscape of Oil”

on January 21, 2009


Mark Frauenfelder & Carla Sinclair

Mark Frauenfelder & Carla Sinclair

Authors, journalists, webloggers, new media magnates; Mark co-founded Boing Boing & Make magazine; Carla is "Net Chick," & edits Craft magazine

Presented:

"The Happy Mutant's Guide to the Modern Maker Movement" and related workshop

on March 26, 2009


Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman

Innovative children\'s book author, illustrator, product designer & librettist

Presented:

“Just Looking”

on April 6, 2009


Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D

Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D

World pioneer in molecular biotechnology and genomics; founder, Institute for Systems Biology

Presented:

“Systems Biology and Systems Medicine”

on April 23, 2009


Matt Coolidge

Matt Coolidge

Director of Programming, Center for Land Use & Interpretation; Exhibitions & Projects on landscape perception & human-induced changes, using perspectives from geography, installation and conceptual art, tourism, and political economy

Presented:

“Ground Up: The Center for Land Use Interpretation”

on May 4, 2009


Joslyn Barnes

Joslyn Barnes

Producer, co-founder (with Danny Glover) and Chief Operating Officer of Louverture Films

Presented:

“Imagination and the Cinema of Resistance”

on September 21, 2009


Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister

International graphic designer, artist, author of Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far and Sagmeister: Made You Look

Presented:

“Design and Happiness”

on October 5, 2009
Issued a design challenge for all-RIT campus


Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit

Activist, historian, author

Presented:

“Other Loves: Public Life and Unsaid Emotions”

on November 4, 2009


Adam Frank

Adam Frank

University of Rochester astrophysicist and author

Presented:

“The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs Religion Debate”

on December 2, 2009


Michael Singer

Michael Singer

Artist and principal designer, Michael Singer Studio

Presented:

“Regenerative Design in the Public Realm”

on January 19, 2010


Nick Gurewitch & Chris Onstad

Nick Gurewitch & Chris Onstad

Giants of independent webcomics; creators of Eisner award-winning "Perry Bible Fellowship" and "Achewood"

Presented:

“Internet Famous: Comic Time with Nick and Chris”

on February 10, 2010


David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, author, distinguished lecturer and partner with WXXI in a new series, How Did We Get Here?

Presented:

“A Path Back to Prosperity for America”

on March 9, 2010


Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii

Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT; Co-director of the MIT Media Lab, Things That Think Consortium, and head of the Tangible Media Group

Presented:

“The Art of Tangible Bits”

on March 29, 2010


Christopher deCharms

Christopher deCharms

Neuroscientist; serial entrepreneur; founder of life-sciences company, Omneuron

Presented:

“Imagine your own brain with real time fMRI while seeing your imagining”

on April 19, 2010


Matt Crawford

Matt Crawford

political philosopher and master mechanic

Presented:

“The Case for Working with Your Hands”

on September 8, 2010


Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely

behavioral economist

Presented:

“Who Put the Monkey in the Driver's Seat?”

on September 29, 2010


Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang

architect

Presented:

“Assembly as Medium”

on October 20, 2010


Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel

critically acclaimed cartoonist and author

Presented:

“Drawing Words, Reading Pictures”

on December 2, 2010


David Liptak

David Liptak

professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music

Presented:

“Composing New Music”

on February 2, 2011


Golan Levin

Golan Levin

experimentalist engineer in audiovisual performance and interactive art

Presented:

“Interactive Art and Speculative Human-Computer Interaction”

on March 8, 2011


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

storyteller, author

Presented:

“Shifting Spaces: Identity, Literature and the Emergence of Stories”

on April 4, 2011


David Bainbridge

David Bainbridge

science writer, veterinarian and reproductive biologist

Presented:

“Teenagers: The Pinnacle of Human Evolution?”

on April 18, 2011


Please note that the speaker titles indicated were current at the time of the talks, and may have changed since.