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Megan Hurst
Editor + Publisher

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Acquisitions Editor

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Editorial Assistant
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Research Assistant

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Science Writing Intern

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CONTRIBUTORS

Jeffrey Andreoni
AsOne
Jason W. Barnes
Georgia B. Barnhill
Hannah Barrett
Alan Baumler
Kathryne Beebe
Robert Belton
Elbie Bentley
Peter Miles Bergman
Ross A. Beyer
Christie Marie Bielmeier
Barry Blankenship
Donald Thomas Burgy
S. M. W. Bushell
Andrew Cahan
Karen A. Cerulo
Fred Collopy
Kevin Corbett
Robert Correia, Jr.
Lauren Cross
Matthew Cusick
Maureen Eckert
Robert Entman
Katherine Fletcher
Lisa Gabbert
Tracy Gleason
Peter Gray
Alex Griendling
J.J.M. de Groot
J. Richard Hanley
Lauren B. Hewes
Steve Hickey
Hopi Elisabeth Hoekstra
Norman Holland
Marco Iacoboni
Giuseppe Iaria
Kimberly A. Jameson
William Jankowiak
Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield
Scott Kardel
Bernd Kersten
David Kish
Peter Kohl
Louise Moana Kolff
Rolf G. Kuehni
Han-Teng Liao
Yang Liu
Katharina Lodders
Jon Lomberg
Christine McCarthy Madsen
Timo Meyer
Megan Michalak
T. J. Michalak
Susan Milbrath
Michael R. Molnar
Mark Monmonier
Matthew Murray
Thomas Nast
Denis Noble
Odili Donald Odita
Anthony Owens
Stephen E. Palmer
Tony Pacitti
Michael A. Persinger
Stephen Plog
Matthew Reed
Chandra L. Reedy
Debi Roberson
Brandon Schaeffer
Karen B. Schloss
Matthew H. Schneps
Juliet Shen
André Skupin
Charles Stafford
Daniel Stein
Ryan “Sully” Sullivan
Anthony Synnott
Mary Ting
Roemer van Toorn
Yi-Fu Tuan
Eren Blanquet Unten
Arto Vaun
C. J. Wallington
Michael A. Webster
Jonathan Williams
Michael Winkelman
Lily Yeh
YuehPing Yen

GLIMPSE is a supercollider of works by leading and emerging scholars, researchers, scientists and artists from around the world. Some of our contributors are independent thinkers and doers with no formal institutional affiliations, and others are affiliated with the most respected research institutions in the world. Read all about them below.

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Cinema, issue 9

Barry Blankenship 
is a designer and illustrator. His work can be found online at www.barrytheartguy.com

Kevin Corbett
Professor, School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts
Central Michigan University

Corbett holds a PhD in Mass Communication from Bowling Green State University and Masters and undergraduate degrees from Western Kentucky University. His research and creative interests include film history–including documentary, and film as social/cultural practice–and screenwriting.

Maureen Eckert
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Eckert's research areas include Ancient Greek Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Mind. She is the editor of Theories of Mind: Introductory Readings, co-editor of Fate, Logic, and Language: David Foster Wallace's Essay on Free Will, and Knowledge and Reality: Classic and Contemporary Readings. She thanks her students who have inspired and taught her over many years.

Alex Griendling 
is a designer/ illustrator working for Google in California where he focuses on improving Google’s visual standards and the cohesiveness of its brand. Outside of Google, he develops his own design projects and lends his efforts to other designers’ collaborative projects, such as The Momentus Project, Beast Every Week and Silver Screen Society. His website is www.alexlikesdesign.com

Lauren B. Hewes
Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Hewes has responsibility for the Society’s outstanding collection of prints, drawings, photographs and ephemera, as well as painted portraits and decorative arts. She has written widely on American art, including topics such as portrait painting, Currier & Ives lithographs, and reproductive engraving. Her work at the Society includes interacting with scholars, authors, students and K-12 teachers. One of her primary goals is to increase access to the complex graphic arts holdings of the institution, including the creation of inventories and finding aides.

Norman Holland
Eminent Scholar Emeritus, University of Florida

Holland is the author of fifteen books of criticism and theory, the latest being Literature and the Brain (2009), available at www.literatureandthebrain.com. He collects his essays on films at www.asharperfocus.com and he blogs for Psychology Today at “ "This Is Your Brain on Culture" www.psychologytoday.com/blog/is-your-brain-culture.

Timo Meyer 
is a graphic artist and illustrator, living and working in Bonn, Germany. His website is www.timohmeyer.com

Tony Pacitti 
lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his fiancé. As a kid he was obsessed with Star Wars and assumed that it was the beginning and end of all science fiction. As a grown up who knows better, he is playing catch up on all of the genre fiction he neglected during his years of folly as a skittish, gawky teen. He is the author of My Best Friend is a Wookie: One Boy’s Journey to Find His Place in the Galaxy. He has also written for Forces of Geek and is slated to have a short story appear in the post-apocalyptic cyberpunk noir anthology The Tobacco Stained Sky.

Brandon Schaeffer
is a graphic designer, illustrator, and self-described “thing maker.” He co-curates and maintains Silver Screen Society, an organization that invites designers, illustrators, and graphic artists to create new poster designs for old movies. Schaefer has created designs for the Brattle Theatre, The New York Times, Sony, WIRED, and other organizations. His website is www.seekandspeak.com

Eren Blanquet Unten
is an illustrator, wife, mother, and nerd. She regularly posts her illustration projects on her blog at www.eblanquet.blogspot.com

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Cartography, issue 8

Georgia Barnhill
Director, Center for Historic American Visual Culture
American Antiquarian Society

Barnhill has been at the American Antiquarian Society since the fall of 1968 and was the curator of the graphic arts department from 1969 to 2009. During those many years, she lectured and published extensively on aspects of the Society’s print and illustrated book collections for audiences in the US and abroad. Among her recent accomplishments is a definitive descriptive bibliography of books and articles on American prints of the 18th and 19th centuries. As director of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture, she places the demystification of images for historians and others at the center of a number of activities.

Elbie Bentley
Cartographer

Bentley is a PhD student in Geography at the University of South Carolina. She received a master’s degree in Geography from Ohio University and BAs in Geography and German Literature from San Francisco State University. Her primary research interest is in the development of innovative cartographic design techniques that work to restore cultural and historical voice to the map. She is currently a cartographer at the U.S. Geological Survey, and also enjoys creating innovative map designs using combinations of hand-drawn, watercolor and digital techniques in her free time.

Matthew Cusick
Artist

Cusick is an artist captivated with the geography of American culture. Muscle cars, massive freeways, manicured golf courses and notorious killers have all been recurrent themes in his work. Cusick was born in New York City where he earned his BFA from The Cooper Union in 1993. His work is held in numerous public and private collections including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and the Progressive Art Collection and has garnered international praise through numerous blogs and traditional media such as The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New Yorker, and National Public Radio. He currently lives in North Texas.

Katherine Fletcher
Project Manager
University of Oxford

Fletcher is a project manager working for the University of Oxford. She is currently helping coordinate the EC-funded Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence and the JISC-funded DataFlow project (building open-source tools to help researchers keep and share their data). She also coordinated the EC-funded preDiCT project (2008-2011), which developed state-of-the-art cardiac electrophysiology models. She grew up in Gretna, Nebraska, graduated from William Jewell College (Liberty, MO) with a BA in International Relations, and the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK) with an MA in Global Political Economy, and now lives in Oxford.

Dr. Lisa Gabbert
Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Folklore Program
Utah State University

Gabbert holds a PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington in Folklore and American Studies. She is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Associate Director of the Folklore Program at Utah State University. Her research interests are in landscape and place, festivity and play, and medical folklore. Her book, Winter Carnival in a Western Town: Identity, Change, and the Good of the Community (2011), ethnographically examines various discourses about community good as they play out in the Mardi Gras parade, sports competitions and snow sculpture events found in McCall, Idaho’s annual Winter Carnival.

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Dr. Giuseppe Iaria
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Calgary

Iaria is Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary and member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Iaria has conducted behavioral and neuro-imaging studies in both healthy individuals and brain-damaged patients and in different academic/research locations such as the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Rome, Italy), the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and Le College de France (Paris, France). He is the director of NeuroLab (http://www.neurolab.ca), a cognitive and clinical neuroscience laboratory that is mainly focusing on investigating human spatial cognition.

Dr. Peter Kohl
Chair, Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Kohl studied Medicine and Biophysics at the Moscow Pirogov Institute (1981-1987) and, after post-graduate training and research at the Berlin Charité (PhD 1990, Facharzt 1991), he joined the Cardiac Electrophysiology Chair group of Professor Denis Noble at Oxford (1992). In 1998, Peter set up at Oxford the Cardiac Mechano-Electric Feedback Lab, initially as a Royal Society Research Fellow, and subsequently as a Senior Fellow of the British Heart Foundation. While at Oxford, he held a Research Fellowship at Keble College (2002-2004) and was the Tutorial Fellow in Biomedical Sciences at Balliol (2004-2010). Since 2010, he is also an Affiliated Senior Fellow of the Oxford Department of Computer Science. In October 2010, Peter has taken up the Chair in Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Dr. Mark Monmonier
Professor of Geography
Syracuse University

Monmonier is editor of Cartography in the Twentieth Century, which will be published in 2015 as Volume Six of The History of Cartography.

Dr. Denis Noble
Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology at the
University of Oxford

Noble , CBE, FRS, is Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of Oxford. He was Chairman of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) World Congress in 1993, Secretary-General of IUPS from 1993-2001 and is now President of IUPS. His previous publications include the seminal set of essays, The Logic of Life (Boyd and Noble, Oxford University Press, 1993), and he played a major role in launching the Physiome Project, one of the international components of the systems biology approach. Science magazine included him amongst its review authors for its issue devoted to the subject in 2002.

Yi-Fu Tuan
Professor Emeritus of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuan is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the author of twenty books, the most recent being Coming Home to China (2005), Human Goodness (2008), and Religion: From Place to Placelessness (2010). He is currently working on Humanists Geography: An Individual’s Search for Meaning.

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Text, issue 7

AsOne
Street artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer

http://www.AsOneArts.com

Georgia Barnhill
Director, Center for Historic American Visual Culture
American Antiquarian Society

Barnhill has been at the American Antiquarian Society since the fall of 1968 and was the curator of the graphic arts department from 1969 to 2009. During those many years, she lectured and published extensively on aspects of the Society’s print and illustrated book collections for audiences in the US and abroad. Among her recent accomplishments is a definitive descriptive bibliography of books and articles on American prints of the 18th and 19th centuries. As director of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture, she places the demystification of images for historians and others at the center of a number of activities.

Donald Thomas Burgy
Artist

Burgy is the only child of Helen Stebler and Lucien Burgy who fled World War I from Alsace to New York. He was born in Manhattan in 1937. His first one-man art exhibition was at age eight. Joy Renjilian of Holyoke, Massachusetts and he married in 1966. Their twin sons, Lucien Boston Sky and Sarkis Boston Sky, were born in 1974. Burgy has taught art in Chicopee, Mass., Rutgers University, Brentwood, N.Y., Bradford Junior College, Harvard University, Milton Academy and Massachusetts College of Art. Critics describe his work as Conceptual Art. He exhibited in Information (1970) at the Museum of Modern Art, which was a survey of concept art. Recently he completed a series of forty works of art that translate engravings by earliest humans, 30,000 to 10,000 years ago. The work reproduced in GLIMPSE is the first in the series.

Robert Correia, Jr.
Photographer
Correia is an amateur photographer and outdoor enthusiast, who delights in all manner of nonmotorized exploration. Rob has acquired over 20 years of financial management experience, by education and employment at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., a Fortune 500 grower-owned cooperative, and most recently at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His interest in public service has lead to appointments as a volunteer firefighter, a relief worker for FEMA following hurricane Katrina, and a Sierra Club backpacking trip leader. He lives in a bungalow in the woods of southeastern Massachusetts.

Dr. Christine McCarthy Madsen
Manager of Infrastructure & Innovation
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Madsen is a librarian and academic whose research aims to re-center libraries at the heart of all the disciplines, and re-focus the work of librarians on creating a space for the transformation of information into knowledge. Her dissertation project was a critical analysis of the impact of digitization on scholarship and practice in the Tibetan and Himalayan region, but her larger research agenda is to recapture an integrated space in and from which to study the future of libraries. Madsen just completed her Doctorate degree at the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford.

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Megan Michalak
Artist

Michalak is an interdisciplinary artist whose studio practice spans sculpture, new media, performance and drawing. She lives in New York State where she is an assistant professor at State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo. Her works have been exhibited internationally at the Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Galleria Titanik in Finland, Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain in Montpelier France, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, among others. Interviews with the artist have appeared on the YLE Television National News of Finland, and YLE Radio Turku. Michalak received an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College, and an MFA in Studio for Interrelated Media from the Massachusetts College of Art.

Dr. Matthew Reed
Imaging Scientist and Visiting Professor
University of Ulster

Reed has been an imaging scientist for over twenty years and specializes in image analysis, quantitative microscopy and stereology. He has cofounded two companies, QuanToxPath Ltd and Spiral Scratch Ltd, and is a visiting professor at the University of Ulster, UK. Matt recently re-designed, re-typeset and reprinted the stereology handbook he coauthored with Vyvyan Howard in 1998. The book is still selling well, is used in numerous training courses and has more than 900 academic citations. Matt lives in West Kirby, on the northwest coast of the UK, with his wife Dawn, daughter Lorna and son Ben.

Dr. Matthew H. Schneps
Founding Director
Laboratory for Visual Learning, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Schneps studied calligraphy as a child in Japan, and thanks to his father who was head of design at a major publishing house, grew up in a home surrounded by typography. Schneps has a PhD in Physics from MIT, and is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). There, he was co-Director of the Wolbach Image Processing Laboratory, and founding director of the Science Media Group, where he creates television and other visual media. He is founding director of the Laboratory for Visual Learning, conducting research in the neuroscience of visual perception and learning.

Juliet Shen
Designer

Shen was born and raised in New York and now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she has an independent design firm and teaches typography at the School of Visual Concepts. In 2005–2006 she closed her doors for one year and moved to England to earn a Master’s degree in typeface design at the University of Reading. Her typefaces include Bullen (Font Bureau), inspired by early American foundry type; Earlybird (Oxford University Press), for primary level readers; and Lushootseed School (Tulalip Tribes of Washington), a Native American font. She has a special interest in American type history and recently organized the first Type Americana conference in Seattle. She is a sometimes letterpress printer and a dedicated student of Tai Chi.

Dr. André Skupin
Associate Professor of Geography
Sand Diego State University

Skupin received a master’s degree in Cartography at the Technical University Dresden, Germany, and a PhD in Geography at the State University of New York (SUNY ), Buffalo. Dr. Skupin’s core research area involves leveraging geographic metaphors, cartographic principles, and computational techniques towards the visualization of high-dimensional data. He has developed new visual data mining approaches for diverse data sources, from large text document collections to crime statistics and environmental sensor data. His research is strongly interdisciplinary, aimed especially at increased cross-fertilization between geography, information science, and computer science.

Ryan Sullivan
Illustrator

Sullivan has been drawing since he developed thumbs in the womb. After being yelled at for obsessively doodling during class for the better part of 12 years, he enrolled in the Illustration program at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth and graduated in 2008. Though he tends toward creating comics, primarily about crows that smoke butts, he is also available for copious amounts of freelance work. He currently lives in Weymouth, Massachusetts with his fiancée, Rachel, and an ungrateful Boston Terrier named Nickels.

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Visions, issue 6

Dr. Kathryne Beebe
Assistant Professor of History
Southeast Missouri State University

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Beebe holds a doctorate in medieval history from University of Oxford. Her dissertation centered on the readership and reception of Felix Fabri’s four Holy Land pilgrimage narratives. She was a Junior Research Fellow in History at Balliol College, Oxford, and in 2008 she was appointed as the V.H. Galbraith Teaching & Research Fellow at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. Her research interests include the history of the book, women’s history and the cultural history of spirituality. She is currently embarked upon a new project to investigate the connection between enclosure, imagined pilgrimage, and religious reform in pre-Reformation Germany. She’s also looking forward to returning home, where this fall she will begin a post as Assistant Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Dr. Robert Belton
Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Belton is Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. He has offered courses in art history and theory at a number of Canadian universities, one of which recognized him with two awards for teaching excellence in the same year. Dr. Belton’s research focuses on Surrealist art, Canadian art, and art theory. Among his books are The Beribboned Bomb: The Image of Woman in Male Surrealist Art; Sights of Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture; and The Theatre of the Self: The Life and Art of William Ronald.

Peter Miles Bergman
Artist
Institute of Sociometry

Bergman is a conceptual artist interested in immediate lived experience and a designer, writer and type teacher interested in mediated written narratives. Bergman publishes art-documentation under the name “Institute of Sociometry” in creative publications and on http://www.sociometry.com. “Neutral Territories,” in this issue, is part of PaCT—an ongoing series of stories, maps and photo animations at http://www.sociometry.com/PaCT.html. PaCT documents a 1996, 1,700 mile walk with Bergman’s lifelong friend Dylan Kuhn on the Pacific Crest Trail, and their ensuing plans to return after 23 years in 2018 (twice as old) to complete the remaining 900 miles. In 2009, on a 555 mile walk across Wyoming on the Continental Divide Trail, it was settled that such trips are not hikes but pilgrimages into the inner-self. This summer (2010) they are taking more of a dérive, walking without a set route from Bergman’s front door in Denver a couple hundred miles up to the Continental Divide above Leadville, Colorado.

Dr. Tracy Gleason
Psychological Director of the Wellesley College Child Study Center

Gleason is a developmental psychologist at Wellesley College, where she has been on the faculty since 1998. She is also the Psychological Director of the Wellesley College Child Study Center, a campus laboratory preschool. Her primary area of research focuses on early childhood social development and cognition regarding interpersonal relationships. Specifically, she is interested in how young children conceptualize their relationships with other people, how they learn to differentiate relationships, and in particular, in the relationships that young children have with imaginary companions. By examining how young children create and maintain imaginary relationships, she hopes to learn what they understand about real relationships and the development of cognition in this domain. She is also interested in early moral development, and the role that imagination might play in moral behavior.

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Lauren B. Hewes
Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts
American Antiquarian Society

Hewes is the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has responsibility for the Society’s outstanding collection of prints, drawings, photographs and ephemera, as well as painted portraits and decorative arts. She has written widely on American art, including topics such as portrait painting, Currier & Ives lithographs, and reproductive engraving. Her work at the Society includes interacting with scholars, authors, students and K-12 teachers. One of her primary goals is to increase access to the complex graphic arts holdings of the institution, including the creation of inventories and finding aides.

Dr. Bernd Kersten
Institut für Psychologie der Universität Bern

Kersten is a faculty member at the Institut für Psychologie der Universität Bern, Switzerland. He has published on visual perception, aesthetic processing, and related matters.

Dr. Michael A. Persinger
Professor, Psychology and Biology
Laurentian University

Persinger has pursued solutions to interdisciplinary and “big picture” problems and questions for more than 40 years. His primary approach has been to isolate the essential concepts and operations shared by all of the sciences and humanities with an emphasis on the metaphysical concept of “the ultimate reality”. Realizing that processes generated by the human brain are the ultimate reference and source of perception for all knowledge, he has devised naturalistic settings and experiments to extract these patterns and reproduce them within the laboratory. During the last four decades he has shown the quantitative bases to the tectonic strain theory for luminous events, the quantum bases for human thought, the electromagnetic equivalents of biochemical processes, the physical bases to alleged paranormal events, the importance of epileptic phenomena in spiritual experiences, and the role of earth forces in group behavior. He has published 400 technical articles in referred scientific journals and about half a dozen books. He is presently Coordinator of the Behavioural Neuroscience Program and a Full Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biology and the Biomolecular Sciences and Human Development Programs at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.

Dr. Jonathan Williams
Director of College Music at St Hilda’s College,
University of Oxford

Williams is the Director of College Music at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, director of the all-female vocal group Consort Iridiana, and Orchestration tutor at the University. His doctoral research (since published by Bärenreiter) was on the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, but his conducting career hints at a passion for music of many other periods and genres, whether it be medieval vocal music, orchestral and ballet music, fully-staged operas by Mozart, Tchaikovsky or Puccini, or recording in London’s Abbey Road Studios. His interest in the relationship between music and drama extends to his role as Orchestral Director of Nimrod Productions, the UK’s leading producer of music for video games, including the Ivor Novello award-winning soundtrack for Sony PS3’s flagship title of 2009, Killzone 2.

Dr. Michael Winkelman
Winkelman is retired from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. He was President of the Anthropology of Consciousness section of the American Anthropological Association, and was the founding President of its Anthropology of Religion Section. Winkelman has engaged in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research on shamanism for the past 30 years, focusing principally on the cross-cultural patterns of shamanism and identifying the associated biological bases of shamanic universals and altered states of consciousness. His principal publications on shamanism include Shamans, Priests and Witches (1992) and Shamanism: A Biopsychosocial Paradigm of Consciousness and Healing (2010). He has also addressed the evolutionary origins of religion in Supernatural as Natural (with John Baker, 2008). He is currently developing permaculture-based intentional communities in the central highlands of Brazil. He can be contacted via http://www.michaelwinkelman.com

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Cosmos, issue 5

Dr. Jason W. Barnes
Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Idaho

After growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Barnes received a BS degree in Astronomy from Caltech in 1998 and a PhD in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona in 2004. Prior to starting at the University of Idaho he worked as a postdoc for the Kepler mission at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. He has worked closely with the Cassini VIMS science team since the spacecraft’s arrival into the Saturn system in 2004.

Dr. Ross A. Beyer
Planetary Scientist
Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute

Beyer carries out his research in the Space Science and Astrobiology Division (Planetary Systems Branch) at the NASA Ames Research Center. He is also a Research Fellow with the Center for the Origin, Dynamics and Evolution of Planets at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He studies surface geomorphology, surface processes, remote sensing and photogrammetry of the solid bodies in our Solar System—if you can stand on it, he’s interested in what it’s like and how it got that way. Beyer also serves on the science teams of several active spacecraft.

Dr. Kimberly A. Jameson
Cognitive scientist, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Jameson is a cognitive scientist conducting research at the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, at the University of California, Irvine. Color plays a prominent role in her empirical and theoretical work, which includes research on the mathematical modeling of color category evolution among communicating artificial agents; individual variation and universals in human color cognition and perception; the genetic underpinnings of color perception; and comparative investigations of the ways the worlds’ cultures name and conceptualize color in the environment. She also collaborates with Nancy Alvarado on the cognitive processing of emotion.
http://aris.ss.uci.edu/~kjameson/kjameson.html

Scott Kardel
Public Affairs Coordinator
Palomar Observatory

Since 2003 Scott Kardel has been the Public Affairs Coordinator for Caltech’s Palomar Observatory. There he directs the observatory’s public outreach program. He has been a featured speaker across the United States giving talks on general astronomy, light pollution, and the history of Palomar Observatory. He holds a Masters degree in astronomy from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s degree in physical science/secondary education from Northern Arizona University and is a lifetime member of the International Dark-Sky Association.

Dr. Katharina Lodders
Research Professor & Astrochemist
Washington University

Lodders is a research professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She received her doctorate in 1991 at the Johannes-Gutenberg University and Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany. Her current research focuses on chemistry in stellar environments and in planets inside and outside the solar system. Lodders has (co-)authored more than 80 papers in scientific journals and two books; The Planetary Scientist’s Companion (Oxford Univ. Press 1998). A new book on the Chemistry of the Solar System for the Royal Chemical Society will appear in 2010. More about her research is at http://solarsystem.wustl.edu

Jon Lomberg
Design Director
NASA's Voyager Interstellar Record

For 25 years Jon Lomberg was astronomer Carl Sagan’s principal artistic collaborator in books, magazines, television, and film projects including the film CONTACT and the TV series COSMOS, for which the artist won an EMMY Award. His portrait of the Milky Way Galaxy, commissioned by the National Air and Space Museum, remains the iconic image of the galaxy for this generation of astronomers. He has worked in interdisciplinary partnership with prominent astronomers, physicists, and psychologists of perception. As Design Director of NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Record, Lomberg designed the cover and pictorial contents of the Record, with an estimated lifetime of 1000 million years. Also, three message artifacts of his design are now on the surface of Mars aboard 3 NASA spacecraft. An asteroid near Mars has been officially named Asteroid Lomberg in his honor.

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Dr. Susan Milbrath
Curator of Latin American Art and Archaeology
Florida Museum of Natural History

Milbrath is Curator of Latin American Art and Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and an Affiliate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida. She received her PhD from Columbia University in Art History and Archaeology, and has curated a number of major exhibits including an NEH-funded traveling exhibit featuring her research that opened at the American Museum of Natural History. For the past 20 years Milbrath has been a curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History where she has continued working on exhibits, including several exhibits that toured nationally. Her recent research focuses on the archaeology and ethnohistory of Mayapan, the last Maya capital in Mexico, and astronomical imagery in Mesoamerican art.

Dr. Michael R. Molnar
Astronomer

Retired astronomer Michael R. Molnar now makes violins to accompany the music of the spheres. More about the Star of Bethlehem can be learned from his website: http://www.michaelmolnar.com

Dr. C. J. Wallington
Professor of Space Tourism

Wallington is (as far as he knows) the world’s first university space tourism development teacher. After two sessions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a summer faculty fellow, he returned to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the next year initiated a course called Space Tourism Development. All of this was prior to Dennis Tito’s trip to the International Space Station, Zero-Gravity’s commercial weightlessness flights, and years before Burt Rutan won the X-Prize. He currently teaches in RIT’s School of Hospitality and Service Management, and has even taught the course in Croatia, leading to a Croatian student’s Masters thesis about selected consumers’ interests in space tourism. If he had the money (college professors don’t make that much), he would be on a Zero-G flight or in line for Virgin Galactic’s suborbital flights (blatant hint for funding). Wallington has a PhD from the University of Southern California and blames all this on George Lucas who was in cinema school at about the same time making THX-1138.

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Color, issue 4

Dr. Fred Collopy
Professor and Chair of Information Systems and Professor of Cognitive Science
Case Western Reserve University

Collopy is Professor and Chair of Information Systems and Professor of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University. He received his PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He designed the first version of Imager for the Apple II computer in 1977. He has played Imager with the Cleveland jazz ensemble Kassaba, San Francisco experimental composer Henry Warwick, Miami DJ Dino Filipe and with his own Rhythmic Light Ensemble. He has been a visiting scientist in the computer music center at IBM’s Watson Research Lab.

Dr. Rick Hanley
Professor of Neuropsychology
University of Essex

Hanley has been Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Essex, UK since 1998. In addition to his work with Dr. Debi Roberson on color, he has a wide range of research interests. He has published several papers that have examined the influence of writing systems on learning to read. They include studies of Chinese, English, Greek, Spanish and Welsh readers. Other current research projects include the way in which we retrieve information about familiar people, and the effect of brain injury on speech production.

Dr. Hopi Elisabeth Hoekstra
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Biology
Harvard University

Hoekstra is currently the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Curator of Mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. She is broadly interested in the genetic basis of adaptation and speciation in vertebrates. Her research has primarily used natural populations of rodents to understand the ultimate and proximate causes of evolutionary change.
http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/hoekstra/index.html

Dr. Kimberly A. Jameson
Cognitive Scientist, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Jameson is a cognitive scientist conducting research at the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, at the University of California, Irvine. Color figures prominently in her empirical and theoretical work, which includes research on the mathematical modeling of color category evolution in societies of communicating robots; individual variation and universals in human color cognition and perception; the genetic underpinnings of color perception, and comparative investigations of the ways the worlds’ cultures name and conceptualize color in the environment.
http://aris.ss.uci.edu/~kjameson/kjameson.html

Rolf G. Kuehni
Color scientist

Kuehni is a former chemical industry executive and currently an adjunct professor in color science at North Carolina State University. He is the author of several books on color, in particular, together with A. Schwarz, Color Ordered, A survey of color order systems from antiquity to the present (Oxford University Press, 2008), and of many peer-reviewed articles. Originally from Switzerland, he graduated as a textile chemist from Fachhochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld, Germany.
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~rgkuehni

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Odili Donald Odita
Artist and Associate Professor of Painting
Tyler School of Art

Odita was born in Enugu, Nigeria and lives and works in Philadelphia and New York. Odita is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. Odita has participated in numerous one-person and group exhibitions including the Studio Museum in Harlem; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and the 52nd Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition. Odita received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in 2007, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2001.
http://www.odilidonaldodita.com

Dr. Stephen E. Palmer
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science
University of California, Berkeley

Palmer is a Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has been on the faculty since 1974. His primary area of research is visual perception, where he has made seminal contributions to Gestalt grouping principles, figure-ground perception, and related aspects of perceptual organization. His recent research has focused on visual aesthetics, particularly the study of color and spatial composition.
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~plab/index.html

Dr. Debi Roberson
Roberson obtained her PhD from the University of London. Her PhD fieldwork compared color categorization with similarity judgments, memory and learned associations for colors in a hunter-gatherer tribe in Papua New Guinea. Recent research has examined Categorical Perception in adults under verbal interference, or when colored stimuli are presented to one or other visual field (in collaboration with Rick Hanley and Hyensou Pak). Current projects include the development of children’s categorization abilities in populations with typical and atypical language development.

Karen B. Schloss
University of California, Berkeley

Schloss is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her BA from Barnard College in 2005 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Architecture. Her research concerns visual perception, with a concentration on color aesthetics. She has also done work on visual illusions and figure-ground organization.
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~plab/index.html

Arto Vaun
Poet

Vaun is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. His first book of poems, Capillarity, was published in 2009 (Carcanet Press). One of Vaun’s poems in Capillarity received High Commendation by the Forward Prize as one of the best poems published in the UK in 2009. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts- Boston, Glasgow University, and Mass Bay Community College. He is also a songwriter, performing as The Kent 100s.

Dr. Michael A. Webster
Perceptual Psychologist
University of Nevada, Reno

Webster is a Perceptual Psychologist at the University of Nevada, Reno where he is a Foundation Professor of Psychology. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge before moving to Nevada in 1994. In addition to the US and UK, he has also lived in Egypt and travels frequently to India, where he and his wife Shernaaz have conducted studies of the role of culture and the environment on color perception.

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China Vision, Part 2, issue 3

J. J. M. de Groot (1854-1921)
Religious historian and Sinologist, de Groot was an observer and documentarian of China’s religious, artistic, and material culture. His writings introduced numerous European and American scholars to the documented history of China at the end of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. His article excerpted and reprinted in this issue recounts for western audiences, numerous anecdotes in the Chinese historical record of perceived relationships between the written language and fortune.
http://www.umass.edu/wsp/sinology/persons/degroot.html

Han-Teng Liao
University of Oxford

Liao is a student of various disciplines whose research aims to reconsider the role of keywords (sociolinguistics) and hyperlinks (webometrics) in shaping groups (governance) as bearers of ideas (political communication). He is currently a D.Phil. candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute at University of Oxford and holds an MSc in Computer Science and Information Engineering, an MA in Journalism, a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, all from the National Taiwan University.

Dr. Chandra L. Reedy
Professor, Center for Historic Architecture and Design
University of Delaware

Reedy is a professor in the Center for Historic Architecture and Design at the University of Delaware, with secondary appointments in the Center for Material Culture Studies, Art History, and East Asian Studies. She also serves as Director of UD’s Laboratory for Analysis of Cultural Materials. Reedy’s fieldwork is conducted in Tibetan areas of China, most recently in northern Sichuan province and in the Lhasa area of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Reedy holds a PhD in interdisciplinary archaeology from UCLA and is the author or co-author of five books and over 60 research articles.
http://www.udel.edu/CHAD/ReedyBio.html

Dr. Charles Stafford
Professor
London School of Economics

Stafford’s research has focused primarily on child development, learning, kinship, religion and economics. He has conducted research in mainland China on rituals and practices of “separation and reunion,” which help to structure the flow of social life in rural communities. Professor Stafford is currently developing a collaborative research project with colleagues at Nanjing University focusing on economic life from a cognitive anthropological perspective.
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/Experts/c.stafford@lse.ac.uk

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Mary Ting
Artist

Ting is a visual artist working in installation, sculpture, photography and drawing. Her recent exhibitions include Dean Project; metaphor contemporary art (NYC), and the 2009 International Women’s Biennale at Incheon, Korea. Ting is a recipient of numerous grants and awards. She lives in Manhattan and teaches at John Jay College and Transart Institute, New York/Berlin. Ting holds degrees from Parsons School of Design; Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing; and Vermont College.
http://deanproject.com/mary_ting.html

Lily Yeh
Artist

Yeh emigrated from China to the US in the early 1960s to study art. A successful painter and professor at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Yeh returned to China in 1989 to show her work at the Central Institute of Fine Art in Beijing, where she witnessed the events at Tianamen Square. Yeh pursues her since evolved artistic vision of “doing the right thing without sparing oneself” through her organization, Barefoot Artists, Inc., which teaches a model of grassroots transformation in devastated communities worldwide.

 


China Vision, Part 1, issue 2

Dr. Alan Baumler
Associate Professor of History
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Baumler is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and editor of Modern China and Opium: A Reader. He is a regular contributor to Frog in a Well - The China History Group Blog and has most recently authored Worse Than Floods and Wild Beasts: The Chinese and Opium Under the Republic (State University of New York Press, 2008).
http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=36305

Stephen Wootton Bushell (1844-1908)
A physician, art historian, and 30-year resident of Peking during the nineteenth-century, Bushell was a Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG), an Honour of Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He authored numerous books on various forms of Chinese art and design and was commissioned by Britain’s Board of Education to write the handbook on Chinese Art, a portion of which is featured in this issue.

Andy Cahan
Cahan, an avid collector of Chinese ephemera, graduated from Oberlin College with a minor in East Asian studies and later attended the Folklore Curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has authored Chinese Label Art 1900-1976 (Schiffer Publications 2006) and is currently working on a second volume. A cabinet builder and woodworker by trade, he makes his home in North Carolina where he can sometimes be found playing fiddle or banjo at local square dances.

Dr. Peter Gray
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

After earning his PhD in Biological Anthropology at Harvard University, he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Shalender Bhasin on human testosterone research. He has coedited (2009) Endocrinology of Social Relationships, and is coauthoring a book on evolution and human fatherhood. Combining passions for research with the real thing, he enjoys family life with two young children.

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Dr. William Jankowiak
Professor of Anthropology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jankowiak is author of numerous books and journal articles that focus on Chinese society, Mormon polygamous families, and romantic love around the world. When not doing field research or “falling” in love, he spends most of his time with his daughter and her dog, Bugsy.

Han-Teng Liao
Liao is a student of various disciplines whose research aims to reconsider the role of keywords (sociolinguistics) and hyperlinks (webometrics) in shaping groups (governance) as bearers of ideas (political communication). He is currently a D.Phil. candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute at University of Oxford and holds an MSc in Computer Science and Information Engineering, an MA in Journalism, a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, all from the National Taiwan University.
http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/students

Yang Liu
Designer

Liu was born in 1976 in China and has lived and worked in Germany since 1990. She studied at UWE at Bristol, UK and graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Arts, Berlin. She has since established Yang Liu Design in Berlin, and is the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including the 2008 State Prize for Design in Germany.
http://www.yangliudesign.com

Anthony Owens
Photographer

A former resident of Boston’s Chinatown and a student of martial arts since his youth, Owens photographically documents street life, arts, and culture of groups that are underrepresented in mainstream American visual culture. Owens studied photojournalism at the Art Institute of Boston, musical composition at Berklee School of Music, and under Cecil Taylor at the Black Music Program at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. His 1993 photograph of Boston’s Chinatown street life can be found on the back cover of this issue.
http://www.maasaiphotography.com

Dr. YuehPing Yen
Anthropologist

Yen received her doctorate in anthropology from the London School of Economics. Her book, Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society, was published by Routledge-Curzon in 2005. Her current research interest centers on the contemporary Chinese art world, mainly in Beijing and Chongqing. Though a half-committed trailing diplomatic wife, she is nevertheless a fully committed art enthusiast, dirtying her hands with Chinese calligraphy and painting, as well as acrylic painting whenever she has time.

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Is the visual political?, issue 1

Jeffrey Andreoni
Bezdomny Collective, Rome, Italy
http://bezdomny.org

Hannah Barrett
Visual artist
http://www.hannahbarrett.net

Dr. Karen A. Cerulo
Associate Professor of Sociology
Rutgers University
http://sociology.rutgers.edu/FACULTY/cerulo.html

Dr. Robert M. Entman
J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs
The George Washington University
http://smpa.gwu.edu/faculty/people/17

Steve Hickey
Graphic Designer
http://www.stevehickeydesign.com

Dr. Marco Iacoboni
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
University of California, Los Angeles
http://iacoboni.bmap.ucla.edu

Dr. Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield
Professor of Literature and Writing
Boston College
http://www.tkaplanmaxfield.com

David Kish
Illustrator
http://hoopleville.com

Louise Moana Kolff
PhD candidate in Design Studies
University of New South Wales
http://alleyestalk.blogspot.com

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T.J. Michalak
Collector

Matthew Murray
PhD candidate
Cardiff School of European Studies, Cardiff University
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/euros/contactsandpeople/profiles/murraym.html

Thomas Nast
Illustrator (posthumous contributor)

Dr. Stephen Plog
Professor of Historical Archeology
University of Virginia
http://www.virginia.edu/anthropology/faculty/plog.html

Daniel Stein
Bezdomny Collective, Geneve, Switzerland
http://bezdomny.org

Ryan Sullivan
Illustrator
http://www.sullysplatter.com

Dr. Anthony Synnott
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Concordia University
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rethinking-men

Roemer van Toorn
Architecture critic, photographer, educator and curator
Berlage Institute, Netherlands
http://www.roemervantoorn.nl

 

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Megan architects experiences at the intersections of media and human knowledge ecologies. As the founder, editor and publisher of GLIMPSE, she aims to provide readers with current research, thinking, scholarship and expression on the art and science of vision and its primacy in shaping human thought, identities, behaviors and cultures. Her goal for GLIMPSE is for it to grow into a model for high-quality, captivating, streamlined, community-supported publishing. Before shifting her creative focus to GLIMPSE, Megan  engineered, programmed, built, and exhibited physical and digital artworks examining humans' connections to their environments over time. She holds an AB from Smith College, an MFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island.

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Christine Madsen
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Madsen is a librarian and academic whose research aims to re-center libraries at the heart of all the disciplines, and re-focus the work of librarians on creating a space for the transformation of information into knowledge. Her dissertation project was a critical analysis of the impact of digitization on scholarship and practice in the Tibetan and Himalayan region, but her larger research agenda is to recapture an integrated space in and from which to study the future of libraries. Madsen just completed her Doctorate degree at the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford.

Arto Vaun

Staff Poet
Vaun is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. His first book of poems, Capillarity, was published in 2009 (Carcanet Press). One of Vaun’s poems in Capillarity received High Commendation by the Forward Prize as one of the best poems published in the UK in 2009. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts- Boston, Glasgow University, and Mass Bay Community College. He is also a songwriter, performing as The Kent 100s.

Anthony Owens
Photographer
Owens photographically documents the street life, arts, and culture of groups that are underrepresented in mainstream American visual culture. Owens studied photojournalism at the Art Institute of Boston, and musical composition at Berklee School of Music, and under Cecil Taylor at the Black Music Program at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Meghan O'Reilly
Reviews Correspondent, Paris
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Editorial Advisor
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