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John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and co-founder (with Mitch Kapor) of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since May of 1998, he has been a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. John co-wrote songs with the Grateful Dead from 1971 until their demise in 1995. It was in 1990 that John first applied William Gibson's science fiction term Cyberspace to the global electronic social space now generally referred to by that name. Until his naming it, it had not been considered any sort of place. John speaks, consults, and writes for a living. He has written for a wide diversity of publications, ranging from Communications of the ACM to Nerve°. He was on the masthead of Wired for many years. His piece for Wired on the future of copyright, "The Economy of Ideas," is now taught in many law schools. His seminal manifesto, "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace," can be found on more than 20,000 sites. John is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
After attending Kenyon College and Brown University, Arthur Goldwag worked as an executive in book publishing for more than twenty years, including stints at Random House, The New York Review of Books, and Book-of-the-Month Club. The author of The Beliefnet Guide to Kabbalah (Doubleday, 2005), Isms & Ologies (Vintage, 2007), and Cults, Conspiracies & Secret Societies (Vintage, 2009), his most recent book is The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right, published by Pantheon (Div. of Random House) in February 2012. Arthur lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two sons.
H.R. Stoneback holds the title Distinguished Professor of English at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Stoneback has received numerous awards and honors for criticism, poetry and teaching. He has served as visiting professor at the University of Paris, Fulbright Professor at Peking University and director of the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris. A leading scholar of international reputation on Ernest Hemingway, Stoneback is also a widely published literary critic, poet and author or editor of more than 20 volumes of criticism and poetry. His recent books include Reading Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" (Kent State University Press, 2007), Hurricane Hymn and Other Poems (Codhill Press, 2009), and Hemingway's Paris: Our Paris?, published by New Street. Stoneback is currently president of the International Hemingway Society.
Julianne Lutz Warren, Ph.D., is on the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University, teaching in the Liberal Studies and Environmental Studies Programs. Her critically-acclaimed book Aldo Leopold's Odyssey is widely considered an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the pioneering conservationist and ecologist. Her articles exploring the crux of ecology, history, and utopian imagination have appeared in journals including Conservation Biology, American Midland Naturalist, Journal of Civil Society, Politics and the Life Sciences, Risk Analysis, Minding Nature. Dr. Warren earned her doctorate in wildlife ecology and conservation biology at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. She is the great-grand-niece of the writer/naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921).
Robert Leuci is a noted novelist and a former NYPD detective known for his work exposing corruption in the police department and the criminal justice system. The film and book Prince of the City are based on a portion of Leuci's career. The film starred Treat Williams as Leuci. Since his retirement from the NYPD Leuci has written novels, short stories, TV episodes (100 Centre Street) and All the Centurions, a memoir of his years on the force. Leuci's critically-acclaimed novels include Blaze, Captain Butterfly, Doyle's Disciples, Double Edge, Fence Jumpers, Odessa Beach, The Snitch and Renegades. Leuci has taught and had residencies at over forty universities and law schools and lectured on morality and ethics at many of the nation’s police departments as well as the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia. Leuci is also an adjunct professor of writing at the University of Rhode Island. He and his wife Kathy live in Saunderstown, RI.
Michael Stein founded Members Only Software, a prominent Washington DC consultancy and software development firm, in 2001. Michael's focus is on software solutions for non-profit organizations. His clients include The Council on Foreign Relations, The National Democratic Institute, United Cerebral Palsy, and the Izaak Walton League of America, not to mention numerous advocacy groups, trade associations and professional societies. "Alistair Cockburn wrote that software development is a game of invention and communication, and that very much reflects my understanding of the process of moving software from the coffee cup to the desk top." Michael is a graduate of MIT.
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