This episode of podmissum features John K. Werner ’88. John is the project innovator for the Camera Culture Group at MIT Media Lab. He is working on new imaging platforms, developing hardware and software technologies for augmenting human vision. John is also working on large scale online learning, bringing young people from around the world together to solve some of the most important problems through rapid prototyping and helping to foster an environment of entrepreneurship to take ideas into the real world. He is a founder of TEDxBeaconstreet.com, an All-American Triathlete, a Harvard Loeb Fellow, and one of the founding members of Citizen Schools.


John spoke at Trinity’s Upper School Community Time on 6 January 2014. We begin with Upper School Assistant Principal and Global Travel Coordinator Chance Sims, who introduces John.

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This episode of podmissum features Kathy Spillar, the executive vice-president of Feminist Majority Foundation and the Feminist Majority, national organizations working toward women’s equality, empowerment, and non-violence. In addition, she is the executive editor of Ms. magazine. Ms. Spillar has been a national leader in the struggle to counter the effects of extremist anti-abortion groups that target women’s reproductive health clinics and has fought to bring such extremists to justice. During her tenure as executive editor of Ms. magazine that publication has increased its investigative reporting, exposing sweatshops, forced prostitution, and forced abortions in the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, and has uncovered connections between Dr. George Tiller’s convicted murderer, Scott Roeder, and anti-abortion extremists who promote violence.


Ms. Spillar spoke at Trinity’s Upper School Community Time on 9 December 2013. We begin with Aniqa Rahman ’14, a member of the community time council, who introduces Ms. Spillar.

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