Executive Director, Media Laboratory
Alex Dreyfoos Chair and Senior Research Scientist
The executive director of the Media Lab, Walter Bender heads the Lab's
Electronic Publishing group. His current research focuses on new information
technologies and is a part of the information: organized (formerly News in the
Future) research consortium. His past work was at the vanguard of electronic
publishing and personalized interactive multi-media. Much of his research
addresses the notion of building upon the interactive styles associated with
existing media and extending them into domains where a computer is incorporated
into the interaction. He also directs the Gray Matters special interest group,
which focuses on technology's impact on an aging population. Bender received a
BA from Harvard University and an MS from MIT.
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