The Fractal Faculty program is a mechanism for bringing senior and influential thinkers into the SFI community for varying lengths of time, from several weeks to several years, for a quintessential, collaborative experience. Fractal Faculty builds on SFI’s cultural tradition of picking people over topics. In his memoir, SFI’s founding president George Cowan recalled physicist Herb Anderson’s injunction to “Pick out the best people, bring them in, and ask them to tell us what interests them.”