EPISODE 48 (DEC. '12): Yossi Sheffi
Yossi Sheffi is Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He has worked with leading manufacturers and logistics service providers around the world on supply chain issues and is an active entrepreneur, having founded or cofounded five companies since 1987. He is the author of The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (MIT Press) and Urban Transportation Networks.
EPISODE 47 (NOV. '12): Peter S. Wenz
Peter S. Wenz is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Springfield and University Scholar at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates (MIT Press) and other books.
EPISODE 46 (OCT. '12): William J. Clancey
William J. Clancey is Chief Scientist of Human-Centered Computing in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center, and Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.
EPISODE 45 (SEP. '12): Alan H. Lockwood
Alan H. Lockwood, M.D. is Emeritus Professor of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the lead author of a Physicians for Social Responsibility report on coal’s adverse health effects.
Episode 44 (Jun. '12): Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie is Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and former managing editor of U.S. News and World Report.
Episode 43 (May. '12): Jimmy Maher
Jimmy Maher is an independent scholar and writer living in Norway.
Episode 42 (Apr. '12): Michael P. Lynch
Michael P. Lynch is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut and the author of Truth in Context: An Essay on Pluralism and Objectivity and True to Life: Why Truth Matters, both published by the MIT Press.
Episode 41 (April 2012) Howard Rheingold
Howard Rheingold, an influential writer and thinker on social media, is the author ofTools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology, The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier (both published by the MIT Press), and Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution.
Episode 40 (Mar. '12): Christof Koch
Christof Koch is Professor of Biology and of Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. He is the author of The Quest for Consciousness and other books.
Episode 39 (Feb. '12): Steven E. Jones and George K. Thiruvathukal
Steven E. Jones is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago.
George K. Thiruvathukal is Professor of Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago.