Interview with Carver Mead


This is the edited transcript of an oral interview conducted and recorded in March of 1994 by James A. Anderson and Edward Rosenfeld in San Francisco, California. Excerpts from this interview were published in JA Anderson and E Rosenfeld (1998). Talking Nets: An Oral History of Neural Network Research, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


"Interview with Carver Mead" (1994). Talking Nets Archive: An Oral History of Neural Networks. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



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    Starting in the early 1990s, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences (CLPS) Professor James A. Anderson (Brown University faculty from 1973-2020) and his colleague, Edward Rosenfeld, began conducting interviews with individual researchers who had contributed to establishing the field …