Walter Bender

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Contributor to the Melrose Mirror

Mr. Bender is a Senior Scientist at the MIT Media Laboratory and Principal Investigator of the laboratory's News in the Future consortium. He received his BA from Harvard University in 1977. Mr. Bender joined the Architecture Machine Group at MIT in 1978. He received his MS at MIT in 1980. A founding member of the Media Laboratory, Mr. Bender is engaged in the study of new information technologies, particularly those which affect people directly. Much of the research addresses the notion of building upon the interactive styles associated with existing media and extending them into domains where a computer is incorporated into the interaction. He has participated in much of the pioneering research in the field of electronic publishing, including the ``Aspen Movie Map'', and the ``NewsPeek Electronic Newspaper'', both early examples of personalized interactive multi-media.