Tim Lenoir is the Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technologies in Society at Duke University. He has published extensively on the history of biomedical sciences and is currently engaged in an investigation of the developement of computer graphics, medical visualization technology, and the introduction of virtual reality and to surgery.
Lenoir has also been deeply involved in constructing collaborative, online digital libraries for a number of projects, including How They Got Game -- a large-scale research project on the history of interactive simulation and videogames.
Patrick Herron is Senior Research Scientist for the Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technologies in Society at Duke University. His current research concentrates on text mining-based global innovation analysis, with particular interests in the impact of collaboration on global nanotechnology diffusion, S&T policy, and global value chains, in collaboration with the NSF-sponsored Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California Santa Barbara. Herron's recent book on innovation in the pharmaceutical industry from an information science perspective, Text Mining for Genomics-based Drug Discovery (VDM Verlag Dr. Müller), was published in 2008. He recently completed work on Virtual Peace, an immersive humanitarian relief collaboration simulator that won the inaugural MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Award. Herron is also a renowned poet and pioneering digital poetics media artist whose most recent book of poetry, Be Somebody, was released by Effing Press in 2008.