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2005

 Daniel Dennett speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Daniel Dennett

Philosopher

Philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author who has helped to shape the debate on the moral issues around evolution, free will, and mind-body connections.

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2005

 Barnaby Evans speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Barnaby Evans

Artist

Well known for his celebrated sculpture WaterFire, his vision and versatility enable him to combine myriad influences into works that defy traditional definitions of art.

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2005

 Mark Fishman speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Mark Fishman

Physician Scientist

Renowned clinician and scientist known for his work in genetic and molecular cardiology, particularly embryonic heart development, and currently leading all worldwide discovery research activities of Novartis.

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2005

 Roland Fryer, Jr. speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Roland Fryer, Jr.

Economist

Economic and social theorist who brings rigorous analysis to his consideration of the African-American experience.

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2005

 Neil Gershenfeld speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Neil Gershenfeld

Physicist

Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, he developed "fabrication laboratories," which bring design technology to ordinary people.

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2005

 Marc Hauser speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Marc Hauser

Psychologist

By studying monkeys and apes, as well as infants and adults, Hauser has unlocked some of the mysteries of language evolution, conceptual representation, social cooperation, communication, and morality.

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2005

 Deborah Henson-Conant speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Deborah Henson-Conant

Composer, Electronic Harpist

She builds new worlds from sound and stories and is revolutionizing the way the world sees this ancient instrument with her cross-genre jazz-pop-comedy-folk-Flamenco-Celtic music.

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2005

 Hugh Herr speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Hugh Herr

Mechanical Engineer

An accomplished rock climber despite amputations below both knees, he uses his experience to develop enhanced rehabilitation technologies and robotic mechanisms to address a wide range of needs.

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2005

 Eric Von Hippel speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Eric Von Hippel

Innovation Expert

Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at MIT's Sloan School, he is renowned for his work on the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation.

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2005

 Paula Johnson speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Paula Johnson

Cardiologist

Nationally recognized for her leadership in women's health, focusing on policy, research, and clinical care and how that tripartite mission can offer better access and quality of care for all women.

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2005

 Melinda Lopez speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Melinda Lopez

Playwright

Award-winning playwright who uses her Cuban-American heritage as a backdrop for dramas that address timeless and universal questions of humanity.

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