Appendix A. Contributors

Dennis Adderton is an electrical engineer with a background in the design of instrumentation for scientific research. He is currently employed as research engineer on the AlloSphere project for the University of California, Santa Barbara, and studies media arts under Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin.

Basak Alper is a PhD candidate in the Media Arts and Technology program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been working on computer graphics and visualization for the past five years. Her recent research efforts are in human-centered aspects of multimodal visualizations in virtual reality environments.

Nick Bilton is the lead technology writer for the New York Times Bits Blog. He has a background in design, user interfaces, journalism, hardware hacking, documentary film, and programming. He previously worked as a researcher in the Times Research & Development Labs, looking at the media landscape 2–10 years out. In addition to working at the Times, Nick helped co-found NYCResistor, a hardware hacker space in Brooklyn, New York. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU in the Interactive Telecommunications program.

Michael Driscoll fell in love with with data visualization over a decade ago as a software engineer for the Human Genome Project. He is the founder and principal data scientist at Dataspora, an analytics consultancy in San Francisco.

Jonathan Feinberg is a computer programmer who lives in Medford, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons. Please ...

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