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Timothy Lenoir, Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies and Professor of History

Timothy Lenoir

In addition to publishing several books and articles on the history of biomedical science from the nineteenth century to the present, he has also been involved in digital archiving and web-based collaborations, including projects with Stanford University, MIT, and the NSF-sponsored Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UC Santa Barbara. His current research centers on the use of text-mining and visualization tools for mapping recent trends in bio-and nanotechnology relevant for policy research, the use of computers and digital imaging in biomedical research, and the history of interactive simulations and video games. Lenoir also teaches courses on interactive simulation and video games. As recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Digital Millennium Award, Lenoir recently completed work on Virtual Peace http://www.virtualpeace.org, a multi-player first person simulation environment for students and humanitarian groups and workers in the field of peace and conflict resolution. He is currently working on Emergence, a new transmedia multiplayer game in the newly emerging field of alternate reality games (ARGs) foregrounding diplomacy and cooperation instead of violence and competition set in a post-apocalyptic future and designed as an interactive ecology in which players help themselves by helping others.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 668-1934
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://jhfc.duke.edu/jenkins/tim.php


Ph.D.Indiana University at Indianapolis1974
B.A.St Marys College Ca1970

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