Re:Mind promotes discourse among established and emerging minds in art, science, the humanities, and public affairs. As part of the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination, Re:Mind presents roundtable discussions, hosts interactive multimedia events, and encourages an ongoing dialogue to explore and promote the intersections among diverse disciplines. All are welcome.
Re:Mind Events at Philoctetes
Kara Elverson received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in Philosophy and Gender Studies. Her Junior year she attended a yearlong program at Oxford University, where she studied Critical Theory and Philosophy. She currently works in the Development Division at the Ms. Foundation for Women. Outside of work, she enjoys painting and screenwriting, and her research interests focus on the history of consciousness from the perspective of feminist theory, philosophy, and visual culture.
David Hecht was awarded a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Vassar College in 2007. He has worked in the Office of Jon S. Corzine as Office and Operations Manager. He has also worked in education and theatre production and has studied architecture and the visual arts. David's research interests include environmental psychology, social cognitive neuroscience, the philosophy of science, and the intersection of art, science, and culture.
Cassie Kaufmann graduated with a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale in 2006. She has been working as a high school Math teacher to special needs students through the New York City Teaching Fellowship. When she is not teaching, she travels and writes fiction. Her interests include sculpture, as well as the interrelations of geology, archaeology and psychology.
Lee Kiang was born and raised in New York City. She attended Trinity School, Stuyvesant High School, and Yale University, where she studied Molecular Biology and Sculpture. After graduation, she worked as a studio assistant and a personal assistant to two contemporary sculptors in New York. She is a currently a student in a combined MD-PhD degree program, pursuing her medical degree at Cornell Medical College, and her PhD on the cell cycle and DNA replication at Rockefeller University.
Jonathan Libov received a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Vassar College in 2005. After pursuing a mobile application startup in his last year of school, he began his career in neuroscience research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. There he served as the laboratory's research technician for EEG studies of auditory scene analysis. In 2007 he joined Joost, an online video platform, where he currently works in Operations.