Decoding original thinkers
Our Thailand correspondent Christopher G. Moore – author of the Vincent Calvino novels, founder of a literary prize and a film festival – has developed something new. He calls it „Book Talk Conversations“. They are featured on many platforms, for example on Youtube or Spotify.
His website here. His CulturMag essays here.
Book Talk Conversation Episode #1 with Professor John Paulos, Temple University Professor John is also an author and a popular public speaker. His books include „Innumeracy“, „Beyond Numeracy“, „A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper“, „A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market“, „Irreligion“, an autobiography „A Numeral Life“…
Book Talk Conversation, Episode #2 with George Church. He’s famous for his work on CRISP9, the genome, and cloning. I think your audience would enjoy listening to George talk about the childhood books that inspired him.
Book Talk Conversation Episode #3 with Professor of Classics, Shadi Bartsch, University of Chicago
Book Talk Conversation Episode #4 with Forrest Landry, a philosopher, engineer, craftsman and teacher who has been studying and practicing the varied High Arts since the mid 70’s.
Book Talk Conversation Episode #5 with Karl Friston, a British neuroscientist at University College London and an authority on brain imaging. Karl is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Book Talk Conversation Episode #6 with Melanie Mitchell, Professor of Complexity, Santa Fe Institute. Melanie is the author and editor of six books and numerous scholarly papers in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive science and complex systems.
Book Talk Conversation Episode #7 with Alison Gopnik, a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is known for her work in the areas of cognitive and language development, specializing in the effect of language on thought, the development of a theory of mind, and causal learning.
Book Talk Conversation Episode #8 with Alan Lightman, a writer and professor of the Practice of the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lightman was one of the first people at MIT to have a joint faculty position in both the sciences and the humanities.