Jay Bolter

Professor, Digital Media, Georgia Tech

Jay David Bolter is the Wesley Chair of New Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of Turing's Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age (1984); Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing (1991; second edition 2001); Remediation (1999), with Richard Grusin; and Windows and Mirrors (2003), with Diane Gromala. In addition to writing about new media, Bolter collaborates in the construction of new digital media forms. With Michael Joyce, he created Storyspace, a hypertext authoring system. As a member of the Augmented Environments Lab, he develops AR applications to stage dramatic and narrative experiences for cultural heritage and informal education.

Nassim JafariNaimi

Assistant Professor, Digital Media, Georgia Tech

Nassim is an Assistant Professor at the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech. Her research interest is in the ethical and political implications of design and its capacity to mediate social and collective interactions. More specifically, she examines the experiential and participatory dimensions of products and their relationship to establishing and supporting democratic forms of social interaction. Nassim's research spans both theoretical inquiry and experimental design, situated at the intersection of Design, the Humanities, and Human Computer Interaction. For more, see http://www.nassimj.com

Dean Baker

Architectural Review Officer - GA DNR Historic Preservation Division

Dean works primarily with the Transportation Enhancement (TE) program. He has been with HPD since August 2002. Before arriving at HPD he worked with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust/Pouhere Taonga, Northern District in Auckland, New Zealand. His other experience includes working as Planning and Economic Development Director for the City of Woodstock, Georgia and as Urban Designer and Main Street Program Coordinator for the City of Roswell, Georgia. Dean has masters degrees in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University and Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University.

Colin Freeman

Graduate Research Assistant

Colin Freeman is a Digital Media PhD student at Georgia Tech. Colin has over 20 years of experience in Digital Media with a focus in 3d applications, gaming, virtual worlds and augmented reality. Colin is the Graduate Research Assistant for the Sweet Auburn Digital Media Initiative.

Jeanne Cyriaque

African American programs coordinator, GA DNR Historic Preservation Division

Since 2000, Jeanne has been the staff liaison to the Georgia African American Historic Preservation Network (GAAHPN) and the editor of Reflections, the GAAHPN publication that features the preservation of Georgia's African American historic resources and cultural heritage. Saving Georgia's historic African American schools is one of her primary preservation initiatives and she is a founding member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Rosenwald Schools Initiative. From 2007-2011, Jeanne was a commissioner of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, a National Heritage Area designated by the U.S. Congress. Since 2008, Jeanne has represented Georgia on the National Trust Board of Advisors. She is a also member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Humanities Council. She completed her bachelor's degree at Bradley University and holds a master of arts from the University of Illinois, both in sociology.

Jennifer Ball

Vice President of Planning and Economic Development, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.

Jennifer Ball is Vice President of Planning and Economic Development for Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP) where she manages land use and transportation planning efforts, economic development initiatives and implementation projects within Downtown Atlanta. Recent notable initiatives under her direction include the development of the Green Line and Imagine Downtown vision plans, the Downtown Livability Code zoning regulation update, the commercial revitalization of the Atlanta Streetcar neighborhoods and the on-going implementation of $45 million worth of public space capital improvements including streetscape improvements, wayfinding signage and roadway upgrades.

Jennifer has been named a member of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Up and Comers: 40 under 40" group of promising young leaders. She has served on the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees and the Georgia Tech College of Architecture Affinity Group. Additionally, Jennifer is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute and American Planning Association. Jennifer has been a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech's City and Regional Planning program and a presenter at national and local conferences on topics ranging from downtown economic development and business improvements districts to transportation planning and plan implementation. She has also authored an American Planning Association Planner's Advisory Service Report on Street Vending.

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture and a Master of City Planning degree also from Georgia Tech.

Previous Contributers

Cleberson Forte

Digital Media PhD Candidate

Cleberson is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Mackenzie University, from Brazil. His research is focused on Augmented Reality and Computer Vision. As a requisite of his PhD program, he is in internship at Georgia Tech under supervision of Professor Jay Bolter. He has been teaching the subjects of computer multimedia, augmented reality and digital games in Brazil since 2009.

Deepak Gopinath

Audio Specialist

Deepak Gopinath, originally from India, is a music technologist, composer, percussionist and researcher based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Technology at Georgia Tech under the guidance of Prof. Gil Weinberg. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, he completed a Professional Diploma in Music from Berklee College of Music, Boston, majoring in Composition and Performance and a B.Tech in Engineering Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. His personal research is at the intersection of machine musicianship, artificial intelligence and neuroscience, seeking to push the limits of what music making can be in the future.

Michelle Partogi

Graduate Student

Michelle is currently attending Georgia Tech for a BS degree in Computational Media, continuing to a joint Masters in Digital Media in 2014-2015.