Susan N. Herman
President of the ACLU
Susan N. Herman was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors for twenty years, as a member of the Executive Committee for sixteen years, and as General Counsel for ten years.
Herman holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she currently teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties. She writes extensively on constitutional and criminal procedure topics for scholarly and other publications, ranging from law reviews and books to periodicals and on-line publications. Recent publications include two books, TERRORISM, GOVERNMENT, AND LAW: NATIONAL AUTHORITY AND LOCAL AUTONOMY IN THE WAR ON TERROR, editor and co-author, with Paul Finkelman (Praeger Security International 2008) and THE RIGHT TO A SPEEDY AND PUBLIC TRIAL (Praeger 2006) (part of a series on the Constitution), and law review articles including The USA PATRIOT Act and the Submajoritarian Fourth Amendment, 41 HARV. CIV. RTS.-CIV. LIB. L. REV. 67 (2006).
Herman has discussed constitutional law issues on radio, including a variety of NPR shows; on television, including programs on PBS, CSPAN, NBC, MSNBC and a series of appearances on the Today in New York show; and in print media including Newsday and the New York Times. In addition, she has been a frequent speaker at academic conferences and continuing legal education events organized by groups such as the Federal Judicial Center, and the American Bar Association, lecturing and conducting workshops for various groups of judges and lawyers, and at non-legal events, including speeches at the U.S. Army War College and many other schools. She has also participated in Supreme Court litigation, writing and collaborating on amicus curiae briefs for the ACLU on a range of constitutional criminal procedure issues, and conducting Supreme Court moot courts, and in some federal lobbying efforts.
Herman received a B.A. from Barnard College as a philosophy major, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Note and Comment Editor on the N.Y.U. Law Review. Before entering teaching, Professor Herman was Pro Se Law Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Staff Attorney and then Associate Director of Prisoners' Legal Services of New York.
CEO Memoto AB, Sweden
Martin is the founder and CEO of Memoto, the Stockholm startup developing the world's smallest lifelogging camera. He is an experienced entrepreneur and technologist, thinker and tinkerer. The past decade was a period of transformation for him. Since both his parents passed away in cancer and his two daughters came into his life, he realized how much value there is in the small everyday moments that ties our lives together. This realization paired with his view on life that anything is possible if you put your heart into it, was the igniting spark behind Memoto.
His previous company is Twingly, which was a revolution in the European blogosphere when it launched in 2006, bridging the gap between blogs and new media and the old, thought to be dead newspapers. The social media search engine now feeds social media data to many international media monitoring companies while still being a strong democratization platform by providing newspaper readers with the in-depth conversations from the blogosphere.
Martin's mantra in life is to strive to create value rather than success. With the launch of Memoto, thousands of people are now looking forward to see how their lives will be transformed by the advent of the world's smallest lifelogging camera.
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At Rutgers University, Jeff Robbins teaches upper level research writing courses on a wide spectrum of topics including “Technology”, “Order, Chaos, and the Universe”, “The Corporation”, and “Biosphere Politics”. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s / A.B.D. in Physics from the University of New Mexico. Before coming to Rutgers in 2002, his professional career ranged from research engineering on the Apollo Saturn V rocket to automated testing of electronic and fibre optic systems. His research interests stem from an ongoing concern for the, too often swept aside, bite backs of rising technical order.
In support of his concern, Jeff has moderated forums on the future of artificial intelligence, computers, and robotics, and media’s increasing role in childhood and adolescence. He has been invited to speak on the impacts of GPS navigation dependency, marketing to children, and high definition television. In addition to presentations at International Society for the Systems Sciences sponsored conferences, beginning with the 1985 Carnahan Conference held at the University of Kentucky, he has presented 10 papers at IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology conferences and international symposiums.
His papers and articles have been published in Technology and Society Magazine, The Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and The New Atlantis. His essay, “Humanities’ tears” appears as a chapter in Exact Methods in the Study of Language and Text. “An Eastern Exposure on the West,” won the $10,000 First Prize in a national essay competition. The prize was presented at the U.S. National Press Club. He recently completed a book manuscript with the working title Shortcut: Technology and the Trap of Losing It For Not Using It. His first book, On Balance and Higher Education: A Gesture to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, was published by Philosophical Library. It is available in 94 research libraries worldwide.
"Standing in the Way: Sustainable Future vs. Sloth, Genes, and Entropy". Fall 2010 issue of Technology and Society Magazine. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5571928&contentType=Journals+%26+Magazines&queryText%3D.QT.Standing+in+the+Way.QT.
"Missing the Big Picture: Studies of TV’s Effects Should Consider How HDTV Is Different", Spring 2010 issue of The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society. http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/missing-the-big-picture.
"CANNIBALIZING CHILDHOOD’S FUTURE AS RISING TO FALLING ROPE", 2008 International Society for the Systems Sciences conference held at the University of Wisconsin. http://journals.isss.org/index.php/proceedings52nd/article/viewFile/988/318."GPS Navigation...But What is it Doing to Us?" presentation at the Long Island section of the SSIT, based on a paper presented at 2010 ISTAS http://www.ieee.li/social/index.htm
"The Causal-Compositional Concept of Information Part I. Elementary Theory: From Decompositional Physics to Compositional Information" (whew) by Gerhard Luhn cited my work. It
appeared in the Journal of Information 2012, 3, 151-174;
doi:10.3390/info3010151. The URL is www.mdpi.com/2078-2489/3/1/151/pdf
Book chapter: In Glottometrics 5, 2002, 81-96 To honor G.K. Zipf, my paper
"Technology, Ease, and Entropy: A Testimonial to Zipf's Principle of Least
Effort" appears. The URL is www.kornai.com/Papers/glotto5.pdf
Frank Tetard and Mikael Collan cite two of his IEEE published papers in
"Lazy User Theory: A Dynamic Model to Understand User Selection of
Products and Services" at
"An analysis on predicting thermal stratification in liquid hydrogen". Journal of Spacecraft, vol. 3 No. 1. http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/3.28383.