Natalija Nogulich is best known for her role as Admiral Nechayev in Star Trek-The Next Generation. During her studies and travels in Europe, she gained command of five languages. After receiving her B.A., she went on to study and work with David Mamet at the St. Nicholas Theatre Company. In New York, she played on and off Broadway and has won four Drama-Logue Acting Awards.
Additionally, she has starred in many regional productions throughout the United States. Natalija has done over thirty-five films. She has been involved in directing, screenwriting, and filmmaking. She currently teaches professional actors and writers at her theater company, The Grace Players . She continues to act, write and direct.
Katherine Albrecht,the founder of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering /nocards.org) was the main guest on Wednesday night. A doctoral candidate at Harvard, Albrecht believes that "retail surveillance" is increasingly invading consumer's privacy. Albrecht cited the use of grocery store "loyalty cards" as problematic in that they are collecting a great deal of information about purchasers without their awareness. She also mentioned a test by Gillette (which has purchased half-a-billion RFID chips) of "smart shelves" in which a hidden camera snaps a picture of a customers' face anytime they pick up one of their products. She believes these kinds of technologies are on the verge of spinning out of control, and that by bringing attention to them through CASPIAN, safeguards can be put into place to protect consumer's privacy. Albrecht suggested that ultimately a unique identification number based on a person's DNA could come into widespread usage a ... More »Host: George Noory