Is Science 'Winning' in America?
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/10/16/Long_Conversation_with_Saul_Griffith_and_Emily_Levine From evolution to daily health, is fact-based science a "winning" notion in today's America? Inventor Saul Griffith and comedian Emily Levine discuss. ----- Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over six hours in San Francisco on Saturday, October 16, 02010. Interpreting the Long Conversation in real time was a data visualization performance by Sosolimited; an art and technology studio out of M.I.T. Long Conversation was presented with a live performance of 1,000 minutes of composer Jem Finer's Longplayer. Dr. Saul Griffith has multiple degrees in materials science and mechanical engineering and completed his PhD in Programmable Assembly and Self Replicating machines at MIT. Griffith co-authors children's comic books called "HowToons" about building your own science and engineering gadgets with Nick Dragotta and Joost Bonsen. Griffith is a technical advisor to Make magazine and Popular Mechanics. Griffith is a columnist and contributor to Make and Craft magazines. Humorist, speaker, radio commentator, Harvard grad Emily Levine combines two outstanding talents: 1) she connects big ideas with our everyday lives -- the Milky Way with the Beltway, the larger universe with the smaller universes of home, workplace and market; and 2) she makes it funny.