Dr. Maskil David Cycleback is Director of Center for Artifacts Studies, member of the British Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Oxford University Philosophic Society, and an internationally known scholar working in cognitive science, philosophy and artifact studies. He is author of seven peer-reviewed university textbooks including Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Limits of Science, Nature and Limits of Knowledge, and Cognitive Science of Religion and Belief Systems. Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits was one of the best selling digital natural science textbooks in the world, and his books have been translated into Chinese and Persian.
He was runner-up for the International Book Award for Philosophy for ‘Noise Music: Cognitive Psychology, Aesthetics and Epistemology’ and a four-time Eric Hoffer Award Finalist. In their second printing by China’s National Photographic Art Publishing House, his guides ‘Judging the Authenticity of Prints by the Masters’ and ‘Judging the Authenticity of Photographs’ were the first comprehensive books on the subjects published in Asia, and ‘Art Perception’ is one of four books students are recommended to study in preparation for India’s Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) for postgraduate studies in technical design.
He was a practicum coordinator for the University of Washington, and a researcher and writer for Arizona State University’s Society for American Baseball Research. His other books include ‘Authenticating Art and Artifacts: An Introduction to Methods and Issues,’ ‘A Brief Introduction to Ancient Counting Systems for Non-Mathematicians;’ ‘Identifying Antique Commercial Printing Processes And The Basics of Authenticating Antique and Art Prints;’ and ‘Identifying Common Materials in Antiques.’ He has been cited by the Australian National Archives, Museum of Innovation and Science, Indiana Historical Society, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Saylor Academy, University of Wisconsin (The Scout Project), Columbia University Computer Music Center, University of California Center for Learning in the Arts and Sciences and Sydney University (Business of Art).
email: cycleback (at) cycleback (dot) com
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