STEPHEN T. ASMA - The Evolution of Imagination
Guided by neuroscience, animal behavior, evolution, philosophy, and psychology, Asma burrows deep into the human psyche to look right at the enigmatic but powerful engine that is our improvisational creativity—the source, he argues, of our remarkable imaginational capacity. How is it, he asks, that a story can evoke a whole world inside of us? And how does our moral imagination help us sculpt a better society?
SCOTT FREIMAN - Deconstructing the Beatles
Scott Freiman (pronounced “Fry Man”), the creator of Deconstructing the Beatles, is a composer, musician, and software entrepreneur. He is probably the only person to have sold out Carnegie Hall and been a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year.In 2009, Scott created Deconstructing the Beatles, a series of multimedia presentations about the composition and production techniques of the Fab Four. Each Deconstructing the Beatles lecture is the result of countless hours of intensive research and deep analysis of Beatles’ outtakes and related recordings. Scott takes his listeners on a journey into the studio with the Beatles, giving new insight into their recordings.
JACK GARCIA - An Undercover FBI Agent takes Down a Mafia Family
In his 26 years of service with the FBI and as an undercover FBI Agent in over 100 major Undercover operations, Jack Garcia is best known for his undercover role as "Jack Falcone," a self-described Sicilian jewel thief and drug dealer from Miami, Florida, who infiltrated the Gambino crime family of La Cosa Nostra in New York for nearly three years. The case resulted in the arrest and conviction of 39 mobsters, including the top members of the Post John Gotti Gambino crime family.
ROBERT J. LANG - Origami from Tsuru to Satellites
Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world as well as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. He is a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems and his work spans the worlds of mathematics, physics, lasers, sculpture, and fine art. His art has been exhibited at more than 50 exhibitions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and international exhibitions in Paris and Austria.
DR. JACK LEVIN - Leading Authority On Serial Murder, Hate Crime And Violence In America
As college campuses become more diverse and competitive, new groups of students are often seen as a threat or challenge to be neutralized with violence. Jack Levin discusses this topic in his intriguing presentation, "Hate and Violence on Campus" one of 4 compelling lectures.

KAILA MULLADY - Finding Your Voice: Musings From a World Champion Beatboxer
Kaila Mullady is a world champion beatboxer, actress, producer, educator and social entrepreneur. At the heart of each of her performances is the boundary-pushing expression of the human instrument. Kaila’s lively and electrifying talk – part lecture and part performance – offers a freewheeling, intimate look at her journey through the often-challenging landscape of the male-dominated beatbox culture, how she made it to the top despite the odds being stacked against her, and the vital importance of owning her unique strengths and differences to stand out, thrive and achieve her goals.
Reed-Timmer-smlREED TIMMER - Extreme Storm Chaser, Meteorologist
Having intercepted over 250 tornadoes and a dozen powerful hurricanes during the last decade, Reed Timmer is well-known as the most successful and extreme storm chaser in the world. Not only is Reed one of the few people in existence to document both an F5 tornado, and the most devastating hurricane in U.S. history (Hurricane Katrina), but also graduated with a PhD in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 2009.
BILL ZAHN - One Artist's Journey to Pixar Animation Studios
Bill Zahn was a kid obsessed with movies. At the age of nineteen, he packed his bags, and with sixty bucks to his name, moved to Los Angeles to chase his dream. Even though he was completely self-taught and only had a modest portfolio, he quickly made his way into the world of live action creature and make-up effects, working as a lead artist on projects like Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Men in Black, Godzilla and the creation of the Budweiser Frogs. Only a couple of years later, he got the call he had been waiting for – from Pixar Animation Studios, and that’s where he’s been working as a character artist and designer for the past 15 years.
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