Lucid NYC: Sep. 5, 2012

Presenter list subject to change.


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Your friendly neighborhood Lucid Team

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist and playwright and creator of the Canterbury Tales Remixed, which re-interprets the works of Chaucer for a modern audience, and the Rap Guide to Evolution, which was nominated for a 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. The high point of Baba’s career came in June 2012 when he performed an original freestyle rap for Stephen Hawking at the Seattle Science Festival, with 3,000 people in the audience, and Hawking cracked a smile for him.

Heather A. Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY. Berlin explores the complex interactions of the human brain and mind with the goal of developing more targeted treatments for impulsive and compulsive psychiatric disorders. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness and dynamic unconscious processes.

Berlin is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Vassar College, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)/University of Zurich, and at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, and Master of Public Health from Harvard University.

Berlin is also passionate about public outreach and is a presenter on the upcoming (2012), 5-part, international Discovery Channel Series “Superhuman Showdown”.

Professor Richard Doyle is Liberal Arts Research Professor at Penn State University, where he has taught since 1994. Ever since reading the work of futurist Alvin Toffler at age 12, Doyle has been on a scholarly and personal quest to understand the effects of information technologies on the evolution of human culture. After completing a PhD at UC Berkeley and a post doctoral fellowship at MIT, he has received grants from the National Science Foundation and written a trilogy of scholarly books on the effects of information technologies on human evolution and the effects of language on consciousness. His latest, Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants & The Evolution of the Noosphere, focuses on the co-evolution of humans with psychedelic plants such as psilocybin, cannabis and ayahuasca.

Rich Doyle AKA Mobius: “I compose and teach in the esoteric traditions of rhetoric, science fiction and emerging technoscience—sustainability, space colonization, biotechnology, nanotechnology, psychedelic science, information technologies, biometrics–and the cultural and literary contexts from which they sprout. I earned my Ph.D. in Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. I was the Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow in History and Social Science of the Life Sciences at MIT in 1993. Professor of Rhetoric, I have appointments in English, Science Technology & Society and the College of Information Science and Technology at Penn State University and was Visiting Associate Professor at UC Berkeley, Department of Rhetoric in 2003.”

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Videos from past Lucid NYC events:

4.4 Arnold from Lucid NYC on Vimeo.

Levine 4.4 from Lucid NYC on Vimeo.

Batiste 4.4 fixed from Lucid NYC on Vimeo.

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