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Past Research Travel and Lectures

"Mental Mechanisms". Alexander Shulgin Research Institute. Lafayette, CA. November 11, 2017. Conference

"Mental Organs and the Breadth & Depth of Consciousness". Breaking Convention, London, England. June 30 – July 2, 2017. Conference.

"Mental Organs and the Breadth & Depth of Consciousness". Exploring Psychedelics 2017, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR. May 2017. Conference.

"Clinical Studies of Mental Organs", Pharmacological Approaches to the Human Mind – Looking Forward. University of Oklahoma, Biology, August 25, 2016. Symposium.

"Mental Organs". Norman Naturalism group, June 26, 2016.

"The Human Mind," Speaker Series, Secular Sooners, David L. Boren Hall, OU. November 18, 2015. Lecture, Seminar.

Forum on Adaptable Systems, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, Biosphere 2, Oracle, AZ. October 15, 2015. Oral Presentation, Workshop.

"Chemical Architecture of the Human Mind," Steve Reynolds Talk Show, Opolis, Norman. January 31, 2015. Oral Presentation, Talk Show.

"Reason and Other Ways of Knowing: Our Evolutionary Heritage". Norman Naturalism group, September 17, 2011.

"Reason and Other Ways of Knowing: Our Evolutionary Heritage". Transcultural Tendencies Transmedial Transactions, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (by skype). August 26–27, 2011.

"Reason and Other Ways of Knowing: Our Evolutionary Heritage". Second Dynasty Foundation Popular Science Festival, Moscow, March 23 – April 30, 2011.,

"Family Size". Animal Volunteer Alliance. University of Oklahoma, September 22, 2010.,

"Ways of Knowing". Ashtanga Yoga Studio. Norman Oklahoma, September 1, 2010.

"Evolution of the Human Mind". Darwinathon. University of Oklahoma. November 2, 2009.

"Duality, Nonduality, and Neurotransmitter Receptor Systems" (plenary lecture). Science and Nonduality Conference, October 21–25, 2009. San Rafael, California.

"The Human Mind" (workshop). Science and Nonduality Conference, October 21–25, 2009. San Rafael, California.

"The Human Mind". J. Craig Venter Institute, September 30, 2009. Rockville, MD.

"The Human Mind". ALife 2009. IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2009. Nashville, Tennessee, March 30 – April 2, 2009.,

"Evolution of the Mind". Ecomunch, University of Oklahoma. November 2008.

"The Chemical Architecture of the Mind". Toward a Science of Consciousness 2008. April 2008, Tucson Arizona.

"The Chemical Architecture of the Mind". Neuromunch, University of Oklahoma. April 4, 2008.

Biomimetics International Conference, Doshisha University, Kyoto Japan, December 2, 2006, contact:,

The Chemical Architecture of the Human Mind: Probing Receptor Space with Psychedelics. Toward a Science of Consciousness 2004, April 7–11, 2004, Tucson Arizona.

The Chemical Architecture of the Human Mind. Neuromunch, University of Oklahoma. April, 2004.

Approaching the Human Mind Through the Genome. Technology Transfer Institute Vanguard Conference, "Rearranging the Atoms", April 23–24, 2002, Toronto Canada.

Evolution in the Digital Medium. George Lynn Cross Lecture in Biology, The Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, November 27, 2000, Norman, Oklahoma.

A Wildlife Reserve in Cyberspace. Future Screen 00 Artificial Life: Hardware, Software, Wetware October 27–29, 2000, Sydney, Australia. At the Powerhouse Museum. Presentation by telepresence.

Honors Faculty Forum, "New Approaches to Complex Adaptive Systems in Biology, Economics, and Philosophy", University of Oklahoma, October 11, 2000, Norman Oklahoma, presented together with Mark Bedau.

Seminar on Emulation September 1–3, 2000, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Sponsored by Mediamatic Magazine and Amsterdam Summer University. Presentation by telepresence.,

Artificial Life VII, The Seventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, August 1-6, 2000. Reed College, Portland Oregon Contact: At this conference, I had several activities: I was a co-organizer of two workshops: "Evolvability" and "Coevolution of Brains and Bodies". I presented a "Tierra Tutorial". I presented a lecture on "Aesthetically Evolved Virtual Pets" in two workshops: "Artificial Life in Art, Design, and Entertainment" and "Coevolution of Brains and Bodies". I presented a lecture on "Evolution of Differentiation in Multi-threaded Digital Organisms" in a regular session on "Development and differentiation". I chaired a regular session on "History and methodology". I participated in a roundtable discussion: "Artificial Life: The Big Questions" on the last day.

Aesthetically Evolved Virtual Creatures. Sony CSL. July 28, 2000. Tokyo, Japan

Measures of Evolvability in Tierra. Working Group on Evolvability, Santa Fe Institute, April 6–9, 2000.

Measures of Evolvability in Tierra. Artificial Life and Robotics, January 26–28, 2000. Oita, Japan. Measures of Evolvability in Tierra. Contact: AROB Secretariat

Evolution in the Digital Medium. Santa Fe Institute "Tutorial on Complexity", January 24–25, 2000. Tokyo, Japan. Evolution in the Digital Medium. Contact: Suzanne Dulle (

Digital Biota 3/OWorld Open Source Virtual Worlds Conference, Sun Microsystems, Palo Alto, CA, November 6–7, 1999. Contact: Bruce Damer (

1999 Beckman Symposium, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, November 6, 1999. Contact: Steven Smith (

'99 IROS (Intelligent Robot and Systems), in Kyongju, Korea, October 17 through 21, 1999. Contact: Ju-Jang Lee, Program Chair, IEEE, IROS'99 (

Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, October 6, 1999. Contact: Anne Delcour (

Oklahoma School of Science and Math, Oklahoma City, September 23, 1999. Contact: Judy Markley (

Physics Department, Washington University, St. Louis Missouri, September 15, 1999. Contact: Carl Bender (

Navigating Intelligence, The Banff New Media Institute,, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff Canada, September 9–12, 1999. Contact: Susan Kennard (

GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation COnference), Orlando, Florida, July 13–17, 1999.

Evolvability, ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan, August 12, 1999. Contact: Keiko Murakami (

Nichols Hills Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, May 1, 1999. Contact: Russ Walker (

Chaos in Manufacturing, Radisson Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 13–16, 1999. Contact: Bob DeSimone (

Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, March 25, 1999. Contact: Hazem Hejjo (

Microsoft, Seattle, Washington, March 10, 1999. No lecture. Contact: Cathee Kneeling (

TED9 (Technology, Entertainment, Design), Monterey, California, February 17-20, 1999. No lecture.

Health Science Center, Pathology Department, University of Oklahoma, February 12, 1999. Contact: Fred Silva

Physics Colloquium, University of Oklahoma, January 28, 1999. Contact: Kieran Mullen (

NTT, Keihanna, Kyoto, January 22, 1999. No lecture. Contact: Yoh'ichi Tohkura (

AROB (Artificial Life and Robotics) IV '99, January 19–21, 1999. B-Con Plaza, Beppu. Contact: Masanori Sugisaka

Symposium on Complexity, Complexity Group for Medical Science, January 18, 1999, KAST Main Hall, Seoul KOREA. Contact: Prof Hongkyu Lee & Self, Alexander D. Shin, MD, corresponding manager, CGMS (

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Taejoun, Korea. 10:00, January 17, 1999. Contact: Prof Soo-Young Kim (

Dept. of Computer Science, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon-dong, Sudaemoon-ku, Seoul 120-749, Korea, January 16, 1999 Contact: Prof Sung-Bae Cho (

Launch of the NT/IA Workstations (Visual PC) from Silicon Graphics. Capitol Club, San Jose, California, January 11, 1999. Contact: Beth Rogozinski (

Silicon Graphics, no lecture, December 8, 1998, Mountain View, CA. contact Beth Rogozinski (

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Oklahoma, November 23, 1998. Contact: Pat Gilman

The Age of Spiritual Machines, at the Gilder/Forbes Telecosm conference, September 15–17, 1998 in Lake Tahoe, USA.

Digital Biota 2, The Second Annual Conference on Cyberbiology, September 10–13, 1998, Cambridge, UK.

British Telecom, September 9, 1998.

ALife VI, Sixth International Conference on Artificial Life, Life and Computation: the Boundaries are Changing, University of California, Los Angeles June 26–29, 1998. Contact:

Summer School on Environmental Dynamics, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice Italy, June 16–26, 1998. Contact: Prof. Andrea Rinaldo (

Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey, June 9–15, 1998. Contact: Umur Ozkul (,

Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, April 6–11, 1998. Contact: Yongguang Zhang (,

AROB (Artificial Life and Robotics) III '98, January 19–21, 1998. B-Con Plaza, Beppu. Contact: Masanori Sugisaka (

National Center for High Speed Computation, Taiwan, December 18, 1997. Contact: Su Zheng-yao (

National Taiwan University, Taiwan, December 19, 1997. Contacts: YC Chen (, Chang Da-Wen (

Academia Sinica, Institute of Medical Biology, Taiwan, December 19, 1997. Contact: Lan-Yang Chang (

Physics Department and Center for Complex Systems, National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan, December 21, 1997. Contact: H. C. Lee (

What can Theoretical Physicists do in Biology, Center for Complex Systems, National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan, December 22–23, 1997. Contact: H. C. Lee (

British Telecom, December 1–2, 1997. Contact: Peter Cochrane (

The Institute for Futures Studies, Would-Be Worlds, Stockholm, Sweden, November 27, 1997. Contact: Joanna Rose (

Mathematical & Computational Biology Workshop, University of Aizu, Japan, October 21–25, 1997. Contact: Chrystopher Nehaniv (

Zoology Department, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, September 29–30, 1997.

International Conference on Complex Systems, New England Complex Systems Institute, Nashua, New Hampshire, September 21–26, 1997.

Workshop: The Burgess Shale and the Digital Cambrian, Banff, Alberta, Canada, August 29 – September 1, 1997.

Genetic Programming 1997 (GP97), Stanford University, July 13–16, 1997.

Zoology Department, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, July 9–12, 1997.

Opening Symposium – Towards the Museum of the Future – "Artificial Life and Artificial Intelligence / The Thinking Machine", NTT/ICC – Intercommunication Center, Tokyo Opera City Tower 4F, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-14, Japan, April 20, 1997.

Humankind – The Human Being, German Hygiene Museum ( Projekt EXPO 2000 ( Dresden, April 9–10, 1997.

AROB (Artificial Life and Robotics) '97, February 18–20, 1997. B-Con Plaza, Beppu.

The Form Behind the Form. Interdisciplinary Workshop at Danmarks Designskole. Copenhagen, Denmark. January 9, 1997.

Brain, Computer, Evolution. Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications. Kobe, Japan. December 9–10, 1996.

Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving Study Group (MPS) of the Information Processing Society of Japan, "Alife Methodology and its Applications." Nara Advanced Institute of Science & Technolgy (NAIST) November 26, 1996.

Kansai Section of the Information Processing Society of Japan, Seminar: "ALife and Evolutionary Systems", Chuo Denki Club, room 513 (Osaka), November 25, 1996,

Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Neuchatel, Switzerland. November 12, 1996.

Doors of Perception 4 'Speed' (, Netherlands Design Institute (, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 7–8, 1996.

Department D'Informatique, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, November 5, 1996.

Cognitive Science "Brown Bags", AI Lab, Computer Science Department, University of Zurich, Switzerland, October 29, 1996.

School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex, U.K., October 23–24, 1996.

Life in the Infosphere, Munich, Germany, October 16, 1996.

Complex System Seminar, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan, August 2, 1996.

Kyoto Conference on Mathematical Biology '96, June 9–13, 1996, Kyoto, Japan.

Artificial Life V, Nara, Japan, May 16–18, 1996

Public Lecture, Nara, Japan, May 15, 1996

Lectures on ALife, organized by IEEE Tokyo Section, Tokyo, Japan, May 10, 1996

International Workshop on Soft Computing in Industry (IWSCI'96), Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran, Japan, April 27–28, 1996

Mind over Matter: Immaterial Design in the Age of Material Limits. A one-day event about the future of immaterial design. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. April 19, 1996

Novo Nordisk, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 17, 1996

Aizu University, Aizu, Japan, April 3–4, 1996

Imagina: Intelligent Interaction, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, February 21–23, 1966

Artificial Life and Robotics, Oita, Japan, February 18–20, 1996

Santa Fe Institute, Tierra Workshop, February 2–4, 1996

Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, January 18, 1996

Santa Fe Institute, Ecomachines and Spatial Modeling in Ecology and Biology, January 13–16, 1996

Doors of Perception, Amsterdam, November 6–12, 1995

DEAF, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Rotterdam, November 24–26, 1995

Interactive Media Festival, Los Angeles, June 4–8, 1995

International Institute for Advanced Studies, Kyoto, Japan, May 28–30, 1995

Mainichi Symposia and Scientific Meeting 1995, Tokyo, May 12, 1995

Sony Computer Science Lab, Tokyo, May 11, 1995

Santa Fe Institute, March 24, 1995

Sun Microsystems, California, February 27, 1995

TED6 (Technology, Entertainment, Design), Monterey, CA, February 22–25, 1995

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, February 20, 1995

Haverford College, February 16–17, 1995

BIO Japan, Osaka, December 1, 1994

Honda Wako Research Center, Wako-city, Japan, November 16, 1994

Oracle, Redwood Shores, CA, October 25, 1994

Broderbund, Novato, CA, October 24, 1994

Bionomics Conference, San Francisco, October 21–22, 1994

Complex Systems Workshop, Research Institute for Fundamental Physics, University of Kyoto, October 5–7, 1994

Seminar on Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms and Artificial Life; Systems Control and Information Society, Tokyo, Japan, October 4–5, 1994

Seminar on Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms and Artificial Life; Systems Control and Information Society, Osaka, Japan, September 29–30, 1994

Osaka Education University, Osaka, Japan, September 26, 1994

Techno-park Festa, Sapporo, Japan, September 15, 1994

University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan, September 14, 1994

From Perception to Action, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 5–9, 1994

InterCommunications Center, New School, Tokyo, Japan, September 3, 1994

International Institute for Advanced Study, Kansai Science City, August 22–24, 1994

RO-MAN '94, 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication, Nagoya, Japan, July 18–19, 1994

Sun Microsystems, Palo Alto, CA, July 12, 1994

AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, July 11, 1994

Learning about Evolution, MIT Media Labs, Cambridge, MA, July 9, 1994

Artificial Life Conference, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 6–8, 1994

Nanotechnology study group, MIT, Cambridge, MA July 5, 1994

Computer Aided Materials and Molecular Design, by Business Research Institute Inc., Shizuoka, Japan, July 1, 1994

Electrical Engineering Department, Oita University, Oita, Japan, June 23, 1994

Japan Society of Artificial Intelligence, June 22, 1994

NEC Symposium on Natural and Artificial Parallel Computation, Princeton, NJ, May 3–4, 1994

Physics Department, Stony Brook, April 12, 1994

Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York, April 11, 1994

Institute for Advanced Study, Around the Dyson Sphere, Princeton, NJ, April 8–9, 1994

Information Processing Society of Japan, Committee on Artificial Intelligence, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, March 8, 1994

University of Oklahoma, February 23, 1994

Santa Fe Institute, Computational and Molecular Approaches to Evolution, February 18–20, 1994

UCLA Center for Evolution and the Origin of Life, February 16, 1994

Interval Research Corp., Palo Alto, CA, February 14, 1994

Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Osaka, Japan, January 27, 1994

Ministry of Science and Technology, Japan, January 19–21, 1994

Symbus Technology, Self-Determination of Developing and Evolving Systems, Cambridge, MA, January 6–9, 1994

Caltech, Electrical Engineering, January 4, 1994

Synaptics, San Jose, California, January 3, 1994

Japan Management Association, Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 1993

Japan Technology Transfer Association, Committee on Artificial Reality and Tele-Existence, Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 1993

Bionomics Institute, The Next Economy: An Evolving Information Ecosystem, San Francisco, October 8–9, 1993

ATR Science & Technology Seminar, Kyoto, Japan, September 29, 1993

XV International Botanical Congress, Yokahama, Japan, September 1993

SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics), San Francisco, August 4–6, 1993

Escuela de Biologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, July 6, 1993

ARS Electronica, Linz Austria, June 14–16, 1993

Cognitive Revolution, Denmark, June 12–13, 1993

European Conference on Artificial Life, Brussells Belgium, May 24–26, 1993

From Complex Dynamical Systems to Sciences of Artificial Reality, Numazu, Japan, April 5–9, 1993

GLOCOM, Tokyo, Japan, March 30, 1993

Mitsubishi, Artificial Life Conference, Tokyo, Japan, March 24–25, 1993

Omar Dengo Foundation, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 3, 1993

Platforms for Computing Forum, Phoenix, February 21–24, 1993

University of Southern California, Electrical Engineering Systems, February 19, 1993

California Institute of Technology, Physics Colloquium, La Jolla, CA, February 18, 1993

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Boston, February 13, 1993

Harvard University, Biology, Lewontin's Lab, February 11, 1993

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), Self-replicating Nano-systems Workshop, Santa Fe, October 19, 1992

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Physical Science Colloquium, October 6, 1992

Digital Equipment Corporation, Hudson, MA, September 29, 1992

Yale University, Computational Ecology Seminar, September 28, 1992

National Science Foundation, Molecular Evolution Meeting, Washington D.C. September 15–16, 1992

St. Johns College, Public Lecture, Santa Fe, NM, August 19, 1992

Microsoft, Seattle, WA, August 10, 1992

Stanford University, Adaptive Computation Symposium, July 17, 1992

Autodesk, Tech Forum, Sausalito, CA, July 16, 1992

Santa Fe Institute, Integrative Themes Meeting, July 8–15, 1992

Santa Fe Institute, Artificial Life Workshop, June 15–19, 1992

Gordon Conference on Theoretical Biology, New Hampshire, June 8–12, 1992

Summer School on Environmental Dynamics, Istituto Veneto, Venice, Italy, June 1–7, 1992

General Motors, Sigma Xi, May 15, 1992

Kent State Univ., Biology, May 14, 1992

Case Western Reserve University, Biology, May 13, 1992

Cornell University, Mathematical Sciences Inst., CA Workshop, May 10–12, 1992

University of Arizona, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, March 24, 1992

Santa Fe Institute, Workshop on Adaptive Computation, March 10–15, 1992

Apple Computers, February 28, 1992

University of California at Berkeley, February 27, 1992

Stanford University, February 26, 1992

University of Oklahoma, Zoology, February 7, 1992

Roland Institute, Cambridge, MA, December 6, 1991

University of Massachusetts Boston, Biology, December 5, 1991

Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. (BBN), Cambridge, MA, December 5, 1991

MIT Nanotechnology Study Group, December 3, 1991

Boston University, Computational Sciences Center, December 3, 1991

Texas Instruments, Dallas, November 21, 1991

American Society of Information Science, New Jersey, November 19, 1991

Digital Equipment Corp., Hudson, MA, November 15, 1991

Thinking Machines Corp., Cambridge, November 14, 1991

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, November 13, 1991

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Design in Cyberspace lectures, November 12, 1991

Drexel University, Electrical Engineering, November 8, 1991

Stony Brook, Department of Ecology and Evolution, November 6, 1991

University of Delaware, Entomology, November 5, 1991

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Biology, October 31, 1991

University of Maryland, Zoology, October 29, 1991

University of Illinois, Complex Systems Colloquia, October 25, 1991

University of Rochester, Biology, October 18, 1991

National Science Foundation, Washington, September 20, 1991

European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Debrecen, Hungary, Sept. 1991

Santa Fe Institute, July 1991

International Conference on Genetic Algorithms, San Diego, July 1991

Large Scale Computing Analysis and Modeling Conference, Park City Utah, April 1991

University of Utah, Anthropology Department, April 1991

Bellcore, Morristown, NJ, April 1991

Princeton University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, April 1991

Villanova University, Biology Department, February 1991

SUNY Binghamton, Biology Department, December 1990

University of Sussex, School of Cognitive & Computing Sciences, England, November 1990

Cambridge University, Computer Laboratory, England, November 1990

Oxford University, Zoology Department, England, November 1990

Queen's Medical Center, Nottingham England, Dept. of Genetics, November 1990

Ecole Normale Superieure, Biocomputing Group, CNRS, Paris, France, November 1990

CNRS, Center for Evolutionary Studies, Montpellier, France, November 1990

University of Basel, Zoology Institute, Switzerland, November 1990

Technical University of Denmark, Physics Laboratory, Copenhagen, November 1990

University of Aarhus, Institute of Genetics and Ecology, Denmark, October 1990

University of Aarhus, Botanical Institute, Denmark, October 1990

International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, College Park, MD, July 1990

Artificial Life Conference, Santa Fe, February 1990

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Center for Nonlinear Studies, October 1989

Santa Fe Institute, October 1989

Numerical Taxonomy Meetings, Toronto, October 1989

Towson State University, Biology, 1988

BSA Symposium: The Role of Plant Development in Plant Population Biology, Davis, 1988

International Botanical Congress (poster), Berlin, 1987

American Institute of Biological Sciences, Amherst, 1986

Smithsonian Institution, 1986

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 1986

New York Botanical Garden, 1986

University of Delaware, School of Agriculture, 1986

Symposium: Biology of Tropical Epiphytes, Marie Selby Botanical Garden, 1985

Workshop on Aroid Systematics, Harvard Forest, 1984

University of Southern California, 1982

University of California Los Angeles, 1982

University of California Berkeley, 1982

Symposium: Biology and Taxonomy of the Araceae, Marie Selby Botanical Garden, 1980

University of Delaware, 1980

Princeton University, 1980

Brown University, 1980

University of Iowa, 1979

University of Oklahoma, Botany Department, 1979

Duke University, 1978

Brown University, 1977

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Thomas S.Ray
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