Bret Victor has been working towards Dynamicland his entire life. He started in electrical engineering, enthralled by bringing magic into the real world, and created a line of bestselling and award-winning electronic musical instruments. He then turned to UI design, to invent tools for understanding. His work twice won the Apple Design Award, including an e-book on climate change with Al Gore that “transforms the act of reading into something totally new” (HuffPo).
Upon joining Apple, Bret’s work established the “HID Proto” future-interfaces prototyping group, whose inventions have shaped the last decade of Apple products. Leaving Apple in order to work in the public domain, his research into dynamic media for understanding systems yielded a series of talks, including Inventing on Principle and Media For Thinking The Unthinkable, which received wide industry acclaim and spawned numerous products and companies. Design legend Edward Tufte recognized Bret as a “design theory wizard, at the cutting edge of interface designs for programming, seeing, reasoning.”
Driven by the need for a new medium to understand and address the world's critical problems, Bret co-founded the CDG research lab with computing pioneer Alan Kay, and finally discovered how to close the loop and bring dynamic media into the real world. After three years inventing and prototyping the foundations of Dynamicland, he and his team are making it a reality.