Jennifer Jacobs is a Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Media Lab in the Lifelong Kindergarten Research Group. Her research examines ways to diversify participation and practice in computer programming by building computational tools for art, design, digital fabrication, and craft. Prior to joining Lifelong Kindergarten, Jennifer received a Masters of Science from MIT and a Masters of Fine Art from Hunter College in Manhattan.
David Mellis is a post-doc at UC-Berkeley, working to diversify the making of technology.
Amit Zoran is a professor at Hebrew University, working in Hybrid Craft.
Cesar Torres is a Computer Science & New Media PhD student at UC Berkeley . His research projects explore digital fabrication technologies as exciting, critical new media. He recently made design tools for enabling data sculpture, dynamic modeling, and haptic design for 3D printing. He also moonlights as a graphic designer and street muralist. He holds a BA in Art Practice and BS in Computer Science from Stanford.
Joel Brandt is a researcher and the Director of Research Engineering in the Creative Technologies Lab at Adobe Research, exploring how to create tools that help designers and developers be more creative.
Joshua Tanenbaum is an assistant professor at UC-Irvine working on playful systems for transformation and DIY and Maker culture.