Bo Brinkman is a scholar and educator in augmented reality, computer ethics, and algorithms. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University, and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington. He has received awards for work in all three of his research fields, including a best poster award at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, a best young faculty paper award from the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, and a best paper award from the IEEE-CS conference on Foundations of Computer Science. In addition to courses in AR, algorithms, and ethics he sometimes teaches a studio course on Atari 2600 platform studies and game development.
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James Coyle received his M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (1997) in Journalism (Advertising Studies) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He holds a joint appointment in the Marketing Department and the Interactive Media Studies Program. From 1997 through the Spring semester of 2006, James taught at Baruch College, City University of New York. His academic work has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Advertising, the Journal of Interactive Advertising, the Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Website Promotion, and the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising. He has written a book chapter that appears in the Advertising and the World Wide Web, 2nd edition (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), and a book titled Internet Resources and Services for International Marketing and Advertising: A Global Guide (Oryx Press, 2002). He was also the recipient of a $240,000 grant from the NASD Education Foundation in 2005. He used the grant money to develop an online guide, DollarsFromSense, to help prepare college-age youth to make wise financial investment decisions. James’ research interests include how consumers process and share interactive and rich media content in commercial web sites, and the influence of consumer expectations on web site navigation experiences. He currently teaches E-Commerce like some fashion wigs store and the Internet, and the Interactive Media Studies Practicum.