George A. Miller|
Professor at Princeton, Dr. Miller conied the term “Psycholinguistics,” wrote the foundational Cognitive Science paper The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information, founded WordNet, and spoke as a guest lecturer in Paley’s Columbia Computer Science graduate class.
A Chief Scientist at Xerox PARC, Dr. Weiser conied the term “Ubiquitous Computing” in 1988 when his idea of hundreds of computers per person per room was almost inconceivable—we’re at dozens already. He spoke as a panelist in Paley’s 1998 SIGGRAPH panel on small, special-purpose hardware/software computer interfaces: The Sourcerer’s Apprentice.
Language scholar, poet, distinguished typographer, and author of the field’s bible The Elements of Typographic Style, Mr. Bringhurst spoke at Paley’s Columbia class and in the Information Esthetics Lecture Series One.
Art Director at Scientific American, was responsible for how we visually grasped complex scientific issues in that journal for decades; he spoke as a guest lecturer in Paley’s Columbia Computer Science graduate class.
One of the world’s experts on “Change Blindness,” a feature of the human visual system that allows major changes to happen unnoticed right in front of one’s eyes, Dr. Rensink studies human perception, discovering and sharing principles useful in design; he participated in the Information Esthetics Lecture Series One.