Ben Fry is a multi-disciplinary information designer focused on using software and programming as a means to understand complex information. Fry is a principal at Fathom, a design and software consultancy in Boston, as well as co-founder of the open source programming design tool, Processing. He received his doctoral degree from the Aesthetics + Computational Group at the MIT Media Lab where his research combined computer science, statistics, graphic design, and data visualization. Fry has served as a postdoc at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and as the Nierenberg Chair of Design for the Carnegie Mellon School of Design. Fry and Casey Reas started working on Processing in 2001, as a new type of... more.