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Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, educator and broadcaster. In 1994 he co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. Mark Pesce has written five books, including The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming Our Imagination,...

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Mark Pesce's Biography

Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, educator and broadcaster. In 1994 he co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. Mark Pesce has written five books, including The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming Our Imagination, which used toys such as Furby and PlayStation to explain our interactive future.


Mark Pesce has explored the frontiers of media and technology for a quarter of a century. Mark is a panelist on ABC's I, as well as a regular commentator on technology and society for Triple J's Hack, the 7.30 Report, the 7PM Project, and ABC Local Radio.
Mark's work has kept him at the forefront of emerging developments in science, technology and media. With a unique ability to make abstract concepts clear for lay audiences and to further the knowledge of the technologically savvy, he is a highly sought-after public speaker. Mark lectures throughout the world on a variety of topics - from the latest trends on the Internet, to current developments in neuroeconomics, to the future of design in an energy-conscious world.

The author of five books and numerous articles, Mark Pesce is widely respected as a technologist, futurist, philosopher and communicator who can translate abstract concepts into concrete explanations. He has been profiled in publications that include Forbes ASAP, TIME Digital, WIRED and The New York Times. A highly-respected journalist, Mark has written for WIRED, Feed, Salon, PC Magazine, and The Age. His views on the interactive world that we live in and innovation are highly sought after - particularly in his role as a panelist on the hit ABC show The New Inventors.

From 2003 to 2006, Mark Pesce chaired the Emerging Media and Interactive Design Program at the world-renowned Australian Film Television and Radio School. His mandate - to bring cinema and broadcast television into the interactive era - led him to create a program that encouraged creative vision. Marks work has resulted in a pipeline of award-winning entertainment professionals who are shaping the media of the 21st century.

Mark Pesce currently holds an appointment as an Honorary Associate in the Digital Cultures programme at the University of Sydney, and in 2006 founded FutureSt, a Sydney media and technology consultancy. He brings his encyclopedic knowledge of technology together with a consumer-focused sensibility to refine products and strategies for leading clients that include Telstra, Lonely Planet and SanDisk.