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Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: Culberson Power 3-3

Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: Culberson Power 3-3

Who do you know who is trying to makes electricity from water with zero emissions? Meet Felix Vermette

Being shot at during the Vietnam War, working at American Telephone and Telegraph Company (ATT), and serving in multiple posts with the State Department served as the basis for Felix to sit down one day to work on the most important problem of his life. This led to the creation of Culberson Power LLC to work towards Felix’s goal of “clear air, clean water, clean earth.”

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Felix Vermette, Culberson Power
Dr. Z Productions and Podcasts
Human Algorithm, Episode 4

 

To learn more about Felix’s quest for clean air, water, and earth click here

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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Human Algorithm 03: Carrie Seid: Public Commission Artist, 3-3

Human Algorithm 03: Carrie Seid: Public Commission Artist, 3-3

“Your Genius Deserves Your Full Attention.” That’s Carrie Seid’s quote. As a lifetime artist, Carrie has always been fascinated by materials and scope. This interest spurred Carrie to receive her B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1984, then went on to receive her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she was a Merit Scholar.

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Carrie Seid
Carrie Seid
Coach, Artist, Master of Using Procrastination

 

Carrie has taught at numerous universities around the United States, including The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, State University of New York at Buffalo, Niagara County Community College, Daemen College, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Her extensive teaching career spawned “Creative Catalyst Training,” her own program designed to help artists remove creative blocks and reach their highest goals. Carrie leads live workshops, conducts corporate trainings, and individual consultations with artists and other creative professionals.

 

Carrie Seid
Carrie Seid
Coach, Artist, Master of Using Procrastination

 

Carrie leads live workshops, conducts corporate trainings, and individual consultations with artists and other creative professionals. Winner of the Purchase Award in 2003, Carrie’s work is part of the permanent collection of The Tucson Museum of Art where she also had a solo exhibition. In 2006, she was featured on “Arizona Illustrated” on KUAT television, and has also been interviewed for radio and podcasts such as Dr. Z’s Productions and Podcasts. 

Carrie Seid Orange Slice

carrieseidart.com/project/orange/

 

Carrie also designed several products for TAG, Inc., and Modulus, Inc., in Chicago, as well as Terragrafics, Inc., in San Francisco. She has been awarded numerous public art commissions in Arizona, including the reception area of the Udall Senior Center, five distinct projects at the Northwest Medical Center in Oro Valley, a glass walkway in the courtyard of the Flowing Wells Community Center, and a giant steel orange slice on Orange Grove Road in Tucson, along with two orange slice benches.

To learn more about Carrie visit … 

www.carrieseid.com (coaching)
www.carrieseidart.com (art and full CV, statement, etc.)

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: clear air, clean water, clean earth 2-3

Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: clear air, clean water, clean earth 2-3

Who do you know who is trying to makes electricity from water with zero emissions? Meet Felix Vermette

Being shot at during the Vietnam War, working at American Telephone and Telegraph Company (ATT), and serving in multiple posts with the State Department served as the basis for Felix to sit down one day to work on the most important problem of his life. This led to the creation of Culberson Power LLC to work towards Felix’s goal of “clear air, clean water, clean earth.”

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3
Felix Vermette, Culberson Power
Dr. Z Productions and Podcasts
Human Algorithm, Episode 4

 

To learn more about Felix’s quest for clean air, water, and earth click here

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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Human Algorithm 03: Carrie Seid: Big Spaces 2-3

Human Algorithm 03: Carrie Seid: Big Spaces 2-3

“Your Genius Deserves Your Full Attention.” That’s Carrie Seid’s quote. As a lifetime artist, Carrie has always been fascinated by materials and scope. This interest spurred Carrie to receive her B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1984, then went on to receive her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she was a Merit Scholar.

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3
Carrie Seid
Carrie Seid
Coach, Artist, Master of Using Procrastination

 

Carrie has taught at numerous universities around the United States, including The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, State University of New York at Buffalo, Niagara County Community College, Daemen College, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Her extensive teaching career spawned “Creative Catalyst Training,” her own program designed to help artists remove creative blocks and reach their highest goals. Carrie leads live workshops, conducts corporate trainings, and individual consultations with artists and other creative professionals.

 

Carrie Seid
Carrie Seid
Coach, Artist, Master of Using Procrastination

 

Carrie leads live workshops, conducts corporate trainings, and individual consultations with artists and other creative professionals. Winner of the Purchase Award in 2003, Carrie’s work is part of the permanent collection of The Tucson Museum of Art where she also had a solo exhibition. In 2006, she was featured on “Arizona Illustrated” on KUAT television, and has also been interviewed for radio and podcasts such as Dr. Z’s Productions and Podcasts. 

Carrie Seid Orange Slice

carrieseidart.com/project/orange/

 

Carrie also designed several products for TAG, Inc., and Modulus, Inc., in Chicago, as well as Terragrafics, Inc., in San Francisco. She has been awarded numerous public art commissions in Arizona, including the reception area of the Udall Senior Center, five distinct projects at the Northwest Medical Center in Oro Valley, a glass walkway in the courtyard of the Flowing Wells Community Center, and a giant steel orange slice on Orange Grove Road in Tucson, along with two orange slice benches.

To learn more about Carrie visit … 

www.carrieseid.com (coaching)
www.carrieseidart.com (art and full CV, statement, etc.)

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: Water and Electricity 1-3

Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: Water and Electricity 1-3

Who do you know who is trying to makes electricity from water with zero emissions? Meet Felix Vermette

Being shot at during the Vietnam War, working at American Telephone and Telegraph Company (ATT), and serving in multiple posts with the State Department served as the basis for Felix to sit down one day to work on the most important problem of his life. This led to the creation of Culberson Power LLC to work towards Felix’s goal of “clear air, clean water, clean earth.”

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3
Felix Vermette, Culberson Power
Dr. Z Productions and Podcasts
Human Algorithm, Episode 4

 

To learn more about Felix’s quest for clean air, water, and earth click here

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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Human Algorithm 03: Carrie Seid: Creativity Coach 1-3

Human Algorithm 03: Carrie Seid: Creativity Coach 1-3

“Your Genius Deserves Your Full Attention.” That’s Carrie Seid’s quote. As a lifetime artist, Carrie has always been fascinated by materials and scope. This interest spurred Carrie to receive her B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1984, then went on to receive her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she was a Merit Scholar.

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3
Carrie Seid
Carrie Seid
Coach, Artist, Master of Using Procrastination

 

Carrie has taught at numerous universities around the United States, including The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, State University of New York at Buffalo, Niagara County Community College, Daemen College, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Her extensive teaching career spawned “Creative Catalyst Training,” her own program designed to help artists remove creative blocks and reach their highest goals. Carrie leads live workshops, conducts corporate trainings, and individual consultations with artists and other creative professionals.

 

Carrie Seid
Carrie Seid
Coach, Artist, Master of Using Procrastination

 

Carrie leads live workshops, conducts corporate trainings, and individual consultations with artists and other creative professionals. Winner of the Purchase Award in 2003, Carrie’s work is part of the permanent collection of The Tucson Museum of Art where she also had a solo exhibition. In 2006, she was featured on “Arizona Illustrated” on KUAT television, and has also been interviewed for radio and podcasts such as Dr. Z’s Productions and Podcasts. 

Carrie Seid Orange Slice

carrieseidart.com/project/orange/

 

Carrie also designed several products for TAG, Inc., and Modulus, Inc., in Chicago, as well as Terragrafics, Inc., in San Francisco. She has been awarded numerous public art commissions in Arizona, including the reception area of the Udall Senior Center, five distinct projects at the Northwest Medical Center in Oro Valley, a glass walkway in the courtyard of the Flowing Wells Community Center, and a giant steel orange slice on Orange Grove Road in Tucson, along with two orange slice benches.

To learn more about Carrie visit … 

www.carrieseid.com (coaching)
www.carrieseidart.com (art and full CV, statement, etc.)

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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Human Algorithm 02: Jacqui Bauer: Nudges 3-3

Human Algorithm 02: Jacqui Bauer Nudges

Who do you know who knows what split incentives are in affordable housing, housing sustainability, and the importance of nudges? Jacqui Bauer

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Jacqui Bauer is a former municipal sustainability director with a background in the non-profit, government, and academic sectors who is now embarking on an effort to make rental housing better. Her startup is RentLab, which emerged out of a coalition of cities working to find better tools for renters, landlords, and cities alike.  RentLab aims to increase both the demand for and the supply of efficient, affordable, and sustainable rental housing by making energy, water, and other sustainability data more visible in the rental market. Jacqui Bauer aims to improve affordable housing through targeting the “split incentive problem.” The enterprise is incorporated as a benefit corporation with a prototype website available at www.rentlab.org.

President at RentLab
President at RentLab
rentlab.org

 

Growing up in Lansing, Michigan (the capital of Michigan) Jacqui’s early influences came from her Dad who as an urban planner and her Mom who articulates what she sees wrong in the world because she wants the world to improve for the better. In middle school, Jacqui led a sit-in after watching the movie Gandhi, based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian activist who led the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule using nonviolent civil disobedience as his tactic for change. These forces prompted Jacqui to think about the urban environment in distinct ways. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan she gravitated toward both environmental and racial challenges and disparities in the world which led her to begin her career in water and wastewater infrastructure projects in low-income rural communities.

While at Indiana University in Bloomington Jacqui worked with Elinor Ostrom who in 2009 shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson for her “analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.” When Jacqui became the Sustainability Coordinator for the city of Bloomington, she was ready to begin fusing her ideas on the relationship between environmental and socioeconomic factors (employment, education, and income) and apply these ideas to novel solution. One of the most innovative projects Jacqui was able to develop was the Hoosier 2 Hoosier is a reuse program that aims to divert reusable items from the landfill when 20,000 students move out of campus and near-campus housing by by selling collected items to students and community members in order to raise funds for local charities and other organizations.

Now at RentLab, Jacqui is working to address the split-incentive problem in rental housing. For example, if a landlord asks his tenants to pay for utilities, he has no incentive to improve the toilets or insulation in the housing while the tenants have an incentive to optimize their utilities usage. On the other hand, if the landlord decides to pay for utilities, then the tenants have no incentives to reduce their utilities use. Jacqui is addressing these issues by identifying in rental housing whether the structure of building and their upkeep is problematic in energy usage or if it is the behavior of tenants. By identifying the factors that led to poor energy usage, Jacqui will be able to build transparent system by which both landlords and tenants can benefit.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

 

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.

Organ Oracles

  • Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

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Human Algorithm 02: Jacqui Bauer: Split Incentives 1-3

Human Algorithm 02: Jacqui Bauer Split Incentives

Who do you know who knows what split incentives are in affordable housing, housing sustainability, and the importance of nudges? Jacqui Bauer

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Jacqui Bauer is a former municipal sustainability director with a background in the non-profit, government, and academic sectors who is now embarking on an effort to make rental housing better. Her startup is RentLab, which emerged out of a coalition of cities working to find better tools for renters, landlords, and cities alike.  RentLab aims to increase both the demand for and the supply of efficient, affordable, and sustainable rental housing by making energy, water, and other sustainability data more visible in the rental market. Jacqui Bauer aims to improve affordable housing through targeting the “split incentive problem.” The enterprise is incorporated as a benefit corporation with a prototype website available at www.rentlab.org.

President at RentLab
President at RentLab
rentlab.org

 

Growing up in Lansing, Michigan (the capital of Michigan) Jacqui’s early influences came from her Dad who as an urban planner and her Mom who articulates what she sees wrong in the world because she wants the world to improve for the better. In middle school, Jacqui led a sit-in after watching the movie Gandhi, based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian activist who led the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule using nonviolent civil disobedience as his tactic for change. These forces prompted Jacqui to think about the urban environment in distinct ways. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan she gravitated toward both environmental and racial challenges and disparities in the world which led her to begin her career in water and wastewater infrastructure projects in low-income rural communities.

While at Indiana University in Bloomington Jacqui worked with Elinor Ostrom who in 2009 shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson for her “analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.” When Jacqui became the Sustainability Coordinator for the city of Bloomington, she was ready to begin fusing her ideas on the relationship between environmental and socioeconomic factors (employment, education, and income) and apply these ideas to novel solution. One of the most innovative projects Jacqui was able to develop was the Hoosier 2 Hoosier is a reuse program that aims to divert reusable items from the landfill when 20,000 students move out of campus and near-campus housing by by selling collected items to students and community members in order to raise funds for local charities and other organizations.

Now at RentLab, Jacqui is working to address the split-incentive problem in rental housing. For example, if a landlord asks his tenants to pay for utilities, he has no incentive to improve the toilets or insulation in the housing while the tenants have an incentive to optimize their utilities usage. On the other hand, if the landlord decides to pay for utilities, then the tenants have no incentives to reduce their utilities use. Jacqui is addressing these issues by identifying in rental housing whether the structure of building and their upkeep is problematic in energy usage or if it is the behavior of tenants. By identifying the factors that led to poor energy usage, Jacqui will be able to build transparent system by which both landlords and tenants can benefit.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

 

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

 

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.

Organ Oracles

  • Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

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Human Algorithm 02: Jacqui Bauer: Affordable Housing

Human Algorithm 02: Jacqui Bauer Affordable Housing

Who do you know who knows what split incentives are in affordable housing, housing sustainability, and the importance of nudges? Jacqui Bauer

Listen to Jacqui’s podcast starting on May 9th, 2019!

Jacqui Bauer is a former municipal sustainability director with a background in the non-profit, government, and academic sectors who is now embarking on an effort to make rental housing better. Her startup is RentLab, which emerged out of a coalition of cities working to find better tools for renters, landlords, and cities alike.

RentLab aims to increase both the demand for and the supply of efficient, affordable, and sustainable rental housing by making energy, water, and other sustainability data more visible in the rental market. Jacqui Bauer aims to improve affordable housing through targeting the “split incentive problem.” The enterprise is incorporated as a benefit corporation with a prototype website available at www.rentlab.org.

President at RentLab
President at RentLab
rentlab.org

 

Growing up in Lansing, Michigan (the capital of Michigan) Jacqui’s early influences came from her Dad who as an urban planner and her Mom who articulates what she sees wrong in the world because she wants the world to improve for the better. In middle school, Jacqui led a sit-in after watching the movie Gandhi, based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian activist who led the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule using nonviolent civil disobedience as his tactic for change. These forces prompted Jacqui to think about the urban environment in distinct ways. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan she gravitated toward both environmental and racial challenges and disparities in the world which led her to begin her career in water and wastewater infrastructure projects in low-income rural communities.

While at Indiana University in Bloomington Jacqui worked with Elinor Ostrom who in 2009 shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson for her “analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.” When Jacqui became the Sustainability Coordinator for the city of Bloomington, she was ready to begin fusing her ideas on the relationship between environmental and socioeconomic factors (employment, education, and income) and apply these ideas to novel solution. One of the most innovative projects Jacqui was able to develop was the Hoosier 2 Hoosier is a reuse program that aims to divert reusable items from the landfill when 20,000 students move out of campus and near-campus housing by by selling collected items to students and community members in order to raise funds for local charities and other organizations.

Now at RentLab, Jacqui is working to address the split-incentive problem in rental housing. For example, if a landlord asks his tenants to pay for utilities, he has no incentive to improve the toilets or insulation in the housing while the tenants have an incentive to optimize their utilities usage. On the other hand, if the landlord decides to pay for utilities, then the tenants have no incentives to reduce their utilities use. Jacqui is addressing these issues by identifying in rental housing whether the structure of building and their upkeep is problematic in energy usage or if it is the behavior of tenants. By identifying the factors that led to poor energy usage, Jacqui will be able to build transparent system by which both landlords and tenants can benefit.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

 

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

 

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.

Organ Oracles

  • Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

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Human Algorithm 01: Dr. Robert W. Fuller: Dignity 3-3

Human Algorithm: Episode 01: Dr. Robert Fuller: Dignity and Rankism

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Dr. Robert W. Fuller has had numerous lives as a physicist, academic reformer, college president, citizen diplomat, board chair of Internews, advisor to presidents and prime ministers, futurist, and prolific author.

He identifies rank-based abuses of power in Somebodies and Nobodies and gives them a name—rankism.

Listen to the preview of the podcast with Dr. Robert Fuller

Check out the video “Who is Robert Fuller?”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Fuller

http://www.robertworksfuller.com/

 

About

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. Enjoy the content. Donate if you’re able. And please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Dr. Z

I am a doctor, but not a medical doctor

I earned an academic doctorate, or PhD, hence Dr. + my first name = Dr. Z

My first name is Zach or Zachary comes from the Bible which means “to remember” and it is the name of a prophet in the Bible, Zechariah, and according to Wikipedia Zechariah was a person in the Hebrew Bible and traditionally considered the author of the Book of Zechariah, the eleventh of the Twelve Minor Prophets. In other words, he was second to last.

But Zachary also has an origin in Greek. Záchari means sugar. Think saccharine then say Zach.

Hear the relation?

Anyway …

What’s a PhD?

It means Doctor of Philosophy which sounds pretty cool.

Who doesn’t like to think about fundamental problems such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language?

Just open Instagram and you’ll find people posting photos with taglines about their life or why their life is a certain way, why other people behave the way they do, love, broken hearts …

The top ten hashtags on Instagram are

#love #instagood #photooftheday #fashion #beautiful #happy #cute #tbt (Throw Back Thursday)

Apologies for the social media digression … back to PhD …

Why don’t we use D.P. or D.o.P. as in dope, like idiot, or dope like rad?

One could argue that every PhD is a little idiotic and a little rad.

If it means Doctor of Philosophy, why can’t doctors get the correct acronym? They are called doctors after all and they can’t even get their title correct?

Well as many things in life, the PhD acronym comes from Latin.

Those Romans are still influencing us. I mean they gave us laws, language, aqueducts, and ideas for movies …

In Latin, it’s Philosophiae Doctor so they took the first two letters of Philosophiae and added the first letter of Doctor to get PhD.

But let’s set aside the doctor of philosophy talk for a second because, I’ve conceived the Dr. Z Podcasts to cover a range of issues which I summarize as the 6As.

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