Ben Rydal Shapiro is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed his Ph.D. in Learning Sciences & Design as a member of the Space, Learning & Mobility Lab at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education. His research and design integrates approaches from the learning and social sciences, information visualization and architecture to study how people engage and learn in relation to the physical environment and to develop information environments and experiences that allow people and organizations to explore, analyze, and make sense of data. His work has received awards from the computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), computer-human interaction (CHI) and Vanderbilt communities. His work has also been published in other venues including the IEEE Vis Arts Program and the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) Project in Melbourne, Australia.