Mary E. Hopper, PHD is the Founder of the NEW Computer Museum. She also serves as President of Digital Den, the primary sponsor of the NEW Computer Museum. Prior to this, she served as President of Knowledge Foundry, a company that made traditional and 3D web sites (2006-2012). She also served as a Senior Lecturer in undergraduate Interactive Media program at Northeastern University during that time. Prior to establishing Knowledge Foundry, she was an Assistant Professor in the Technology in Education at Lesley University, and before that she was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT where she served as Managing Editor of Media in Transition, the flagship project of the MIT Comparative Media Studies master’s program. Dr. Hopper has a Ph.D. in Educational Computing and Instructional Design, M.S. in Educational Psychology with specializations in Evaluation and Measurement, and a B.A. in English and Education from Purdue University. She also completed courses in Cataloging, Reference, Digital Libraries and Archives at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. MEHopper.net, Archive of work…
Neil R. Carlson, MS is a founding member of the NEW Computer Museum while also serving a Principal Scientist in the GlaxoSmithKline Scientific Computing Group where he designs and develops systems for tracking, analyzing, and visualizing big data problems centered on using billion member DNA encoded small molecule libraries as an early stage drug discovery platform. In addition to working on problems related to biotechnology and big pharma, his interests include machine learning, graphics, and parallel programming. His early computer experiences involved adding a security layer to Apple II DOS, and his first exposure to networked computing quickly resulted in the loss of computing privileges. Neil has an MS in Neuroscience from Purdue where he studied neural networks and modeling short term memory and a BA in Psychology from University of Michigan.
Mark Micheli, MPS is a writer, journalist, and an online media pioneer who tells stories using text, photos, videos, and various online tools. He was a newspaper reporter and managing editor before making the leap online in 1995 at an experimental division of AT&T. Since then he worked at several cutting-edge start-up companies and was the news editor of Boston.com, in its heyday, where he directed a staff of producers to cover some of the biggest news stories in New England and the nation. He is the co-founder of Reel Partners Media and teaches multimedia classes at Emerson College in Boston. He also serves as the videographer for the New Computer Museum.
Friends & Supporters
The New Computer Museum also has a wonderful, growing group of friends and supporters!