Surprise! You’re A Genius

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Jamie Beverly / Flickr via Creative Commons
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Jamie Beverly / Flickr via Creative Commons

Surprise! You’re A Genius

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Nerdette talked with two brand new MacArthur Fellows — also known as MacArthur “geniuses” — about the important work they’re doing and what it’s like to get that phone call.

Mary L. Gray is an anthropologist and a media scholar honored for her work investigating how “labor, identity, and human rights are transformed by the digital economy.”

And Damien Fair is a cognitive neuroscientist honored for his research on the developing human brain.