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Sam Arbesman, 34

Sam Arbesman is a complexity scientist who focuses on understanding the nature of scientific and technological change. He works as Scientist in Residence for Lux Capital, a venture capital firm. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado and Research Fellow at the Long Now Foundation. Plus, he is actively involved in the local Orthodox Jewish community, specifically with his shul, BIAV.

He is married and has two small children.

Profession: Scientist in Residence, Lux Capital.

On the side:I spend a lot of time writing, both books and essays, primarily on the intersection between science, technology, and society. My second book, "Overcomplicated," is coming out this summer and is about how our technologies have become so complex that we don't really understand them anymore (even if you are one of the experts who made them), and what that means for us as a society.

I give back by: I volunteer at BIAV and recently served on the strategic planning committee of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. I’m on the board of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy and the advisory board of the Media Archaeology Lab at University of Colorado.

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