About Us

The Social Rules Project is a nonprofit public outreach initiative directed by Dr. Paul Steinberg, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy at Harvey Mudd College.

The Social Rules Project is the result of efforts by over 100 students from the Claremont Colleges and the California Institute of the Arts.  Artists, computer programmers, environmental studies majors, musicians, and many others contributed countless hours to make these materials available.  The goal of the project is to raise awareness about the institutional underpinnings of environmental problems and what it will take to solve them.  This is accomplished by using innovative multi-media approaches to translate insights from the social science literature and make them accessible to a broad public.

Meet the students:

Animated Film: Who Rules the Earth?

Animators
Rose Brauner
Rose Brauner


Jessica “JAC” Chen
Jessica Chen


Katherine Clark
Katherine Clark


Ethan Clarke
Ethan Clarke


Trevor Knapp Jones
Trevor Knapp Jones


Gabriel Lin
Gabriel Lin


Taylor Price
Taylor Price


Nic Sweet
Nic Sweet


Vanessa Sweet
Vanessa Sweet


Melissa van der Paardt
Melissa van der Paardt


Writer and Producer
Dr. Paul F. Steinberg
Paul Steinberg


Voice ActorsA’raelle Flynn-Bolden
A'raelle Flynn-Bolden
Trevor Knapp Jones
Richard Olson
Kevin Varela-O’Hara
Story consultant
Robert LenceSound
Trevor Knapp Jones
James Sadler
Paul Stamler

Videogame: Law of the Jungle

Programming and game design
My Ho
My Ho


Azubuike Ndefo-Dahl
Azubuike Ndefo-Dahl


Brian Matsumoto
Brian Matsumoto


Jacob Rosenbloom
Jacob Rosenbloom


Russell Transue
Russell Transue


Carl Walsh
Carl Walsh


Yoyo Zhang
Yoyo Zhang


Character artAdam Chung
Adam Chung


Scenery artRachel Lee
Rachel Lee


Writer and producer
Dr. Paul F. Steinberg
Paul Steinberg


Programming and design consultant
Dr. Elizabeth “Z” Sweedyk
Dr. Z Sweedyk


Web Development

Braden Neufeld
Braden Neufeld

Apoorva Sharma
Apporva Sharma

MinhTrang Vy
MinhTrang Vy

Shannon Lin
Shannon Lin

Sponsors

Harvey Mudd College
HMC Architects Designing Futures Foundation
MA Engineers
Lewis Stewardship Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation