About Us

Theodore Gray: 
Co-Founder, Science Officer, Stitchcoder

Theodore Gray is a software developer, author, and popularizer of science. Having started out in chemistry, he joined Stephen Wolfram in the creation of Mathematica software in 1987, for which he designed and wrote the user interface. In 2002 he received a coveted Ig Nobel Prize for his handcrafted wooden Periodic Table Table, which led to his bestselling book The Elements, with over a million copies in print and more in App form. He is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of the London-based ebook publisherTouchPress.

Nina Paley:
Co-Founder, Designer, Animator

Nina Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues, which has screened in over 150 film festivals and won over 35 international awards. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join QuestionCopyright.org as Artist-in-Residence in 2008. Prior to becoming an animator Nina was a syndicated cartoonist. A 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, she also produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. Nina began quilting in 2011 as a way to do something real with her hands after years of pushing pixels. She is currently making a new feature film called Seder Masochism.


Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson:
Research Associate, Algorithmic Fills

Christopher Carlson has been a software developer with Wolfram Research for over 20 years, and created the first interactive graphics component of Mathematica. He designed the logo concept and exhibit software for the National Museum of Mathematics. He has a passion for exploring algorithmic methods that produce beautiful graphics, particularly applications in graphic design, 3D design, and architecture