Scot Osterweil is the Creative Director of the Education Arcade and a research director in the MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program. He is a designer of award-winning educational games, working in both academic and commercial environments, and his work has focused on what is authentically playful in challenging academic subjects. He has designed games for computers, handheld devices, and multi-player on-line environments.
He is the creator of the acclaimed Zoombinis series of math and logic games, and leads a number of projects in the Education Arcade, including the MIT/Smithsonian curated game, Vanished (environmental science), Labyrinth(math), Kids Survey Network (data and statistics), Caduceus (medical science), iCue (history and civics) and the Hewlett Foundation’s Open Language Learning Initiative (ESL).
Sarah McPhee is a Winship Distinguished Research Professor at Emory University where she specializes in Seventeenth and eighteenth century European architecture, urbanism and drawings, Baroque sculpture, History of the Book, and Artistic Biography.
Austin Mason is the Assistant Director of the Humanities Center for the Digital Humanities and Visiting Assistant Professor of History Carleton College
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Jean Elyse Graham is an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University.
Paul Vierthaler is currently the 2015-2016 Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston College. At Boston College, he is teaching two courses on the digital humanities and offering workshops and advising. In Fall 2015 he is teaching “Hacking the Humanities: Programming and Analysis”, an introduction to programming in Python for humanisitic analysis, geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. In Spring 2016 he is teaching “Digital Detectives: Sherlock Holmes”, an exploration of the Sherlock Holmes texts using digital tools, designed as an introduction to the digital humanities for younger undergraduates.