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Ben Fry is founder and principal of Fathom Information Design, a design and software consultancy located in Boston. He holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory and also recently joined MIT as a Lecturer. Fry has authored and co-authored multiple books and develops “Processing” — the programming environment he co-created with Casey Reas used by designers and developers all over the world. His work can be found in museums (MoMA, Whitney, Cooper Hewitt), feature films (Minority Report, The Hulk), research labs (Harvard, MIT), and the portfolios of Fathom’s clients such as Nike, Samsung, DARPA, and National Geographic. In 2011, Fry visited the White House to receive the National Design Award for Interaction Design.