Speaker: Christopher Mackie
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Christopher Mackie

Associate Program Officer
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Research in Information Technology
282 Alexander Street
Princeton NJ
08540 USA

Christopher J. Mackie is Associate Program Officer in Research in Information Technology for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He holds Ph.D. and Masters degrees from Princeton University, a Masters degree from the University of Michigan, and an A.B. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A computational modeler and social complexity theorist by training, he has also published in the fields of regulatory theory, social research methods, and energy, education, and health policy. His most recent work involves the application of advances in cognitive and affective neuroscience and psycholinguistics to symbolic interactionist theory, in order to model the emergence of human identity at the intersection of individual discourse processing and social information flows; in the furtherance of that project, he spent several years teaching computers how to feel. Prior to joining the Foundation, he held management positions in corporate healthcare and higher education information technology, and served as an I.T. consultant to domestic and international not-for-profit agencies.

Christopher will present Funding Programs for Technology in Museums. [Mini-Workshop]