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ASTRO TELLER is a Hertz fellow computer scientist and fiction novelist. Astro completed his PhD in artificial intelligence at Carnegie Mellon University in August of 1998. As an artificial intelligence researcher, Astro has contributed numerous book chapters and journal articles to his field of expertise, machine learning. "Exegesis", Astro's fiction novel about the emotional development of technology in our society, is available from Vintage Books. Astro has worked as a teacher at Stanford University, as an algorithmic consultant at Phoenix Laser Technologies, as a researcher at Stanford's Center for Integrated Systems, and as a senior engineer at Carnegie Group Incorporated.
CHRIS PACIONE is an Assistant Professor and holds the McCandless Chair in Carnegie Mellon's School of Design where he teaches courses in visual interface design, human-computer interaction, information design, and drawing. Professionally, Chris has consulted with a variety of corporations including Digital, Motorola, Intel and Iomega. His work in human-computer interaction and future concepts in computing have been recognized by the IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America), Communication Arts, Graphis, Interactions Magazine, Popular Science, and the London Sunday Times. His thoughts on interaction design have been shared at conferences both here and abroad. Chris, also an active painter and media artist, has shown his work in Pittsburgh, New York and Detroit galleries. He holds a B.F.A.from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.F.A., from Cranbrook Academy of Art.