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Mary Catherine Bateson
Alan Kay
Todd Siler
Roberto Suro

Todd Siler

A visual artist, writer, inventor, scientist and educator, Todd Siler was the first visual artist to receive his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in psychology and art from MIT (1986). Upon graduating, he joined MIT for six years as a visiting scientist at the Computer-Aided Design Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies. An internationally renowned artist represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York, Siler's work is held in numerous collections including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He is the author of Breaking The Mind Barrier (1992) and Think Like a Genius (1996). Siler, who resides in Englewood, CO, is founder and director of Psi-Phi Communications, a company which specializes in developing innovative multimedia learning materials and processes to advance the integration of art , science and technology in education.

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