Nora Maccoby is a fourth-generation artist, whose work has been featured in LandEscape Art Review; in Venice during the 2017 Biennale; at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Museum in December 2017; and in January 2018, she was awarded the International Prize Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, by Art International Contemporary. She recently exhibited her Renaissance Time Traveler series at the Temple University Gallery in Rome, and her show and published catalogue-philosophy book “Identity Cartography: Maps and Symbols for the Heterarchy” exhibited at the Woman’s National Democratic Club Museum in 2018. She received a BA in Theater and Government from Oberlin College and an MFA from The American Film Institute in Directing. She was co-writer of the films Bongwater (Jack Black, Andy Dick, Luke Wilson) and Buffalo Soldiers (Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Anna Paquin), winner of The Evening Standard Award for Best Screenplay of 2003. Her book, The Energy Conversation, was published by the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) in 2009. Her latest book is the meta-science fiction The Intelligence.