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Christopher Delatorre
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As a communications consultant for science, technology and philanthropy initiatives, Chris Delatorre has worked with global leaders like the United Nations, the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, TechSoup, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Most recently as managing editor, he launched the editorial program for WINGS, a metanetwork whose partnerships with the UN, Ford Foundation and others help to strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment worldwide.

Chris uses technology to advocate sustainability and social inclusion. His multimedia educational resource, COMPASS, was named model program by the U.S. Department of Education, and his 10-part web series on the Stonewall Riots was described as "one of the best articles relating to the historic uprising." As a digital content specialist for Lambda Legal, Chris helped advance LGBT issues, including marriage equality, and he participated in public awareness initiatives during the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street in 2011.

A former scientist, Chris believes that basic biological principles can explain how cities and societies evolve, and that we can use this knowledge to guide our social ecosystems. He is a member of the Network Society and the Posthuman Research Group NY chapter, which both explore solutions for collective social progress. His current research focuses on urban sustainability and creating a framework for distributed social networking for CSOs. Chris has a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in English, and he studied digital rhetoric and cultural studies at George Mason University's Graduate Writing Program.

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Unsung Black LGBTQ 'Legends' Land in SoHo for New Leslie-Lohman Exhibition

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 10:27 AM

"The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it." James Baldwin

The profound words of one of literature's most respected voices resonates through this series of powerful yet understated photographs...

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Death to Infinity

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 1:04 PM

What do killer robots, fascist regimes and Mayan prophecy have in common? They all say one thing: Death's a bitch. Death of soul, of individualism, of time itself. And despite T. S. Eliot's prediction, this game will not end with a whimper.

The waiting transformation will not be televised or...

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Alan Turing, Father of Computer Science, Defied Stereotypes, the Nazis, and a Nation

(168) Comments | Posted June 23, 2012 | 10:16 AM

Today, June 23, cognitive scientists, tech enthusiasts, and gay activists will come together to celebrate Alan Turing, the man who, in the 1950s, along with colleague John von Neumann, reanimated human consciousness and inspired a century of technological determinism. Turing, the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, the man...

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