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Ken Jordan, Director

Ken Jordan is one of the pioneers of Web-based multimedia. In 1995 he led the development and served as founding editorial director of SonicNet.com, the first multimedia music zine. SonicNet was named best website of 1995 by Entertainment Weekly, it won the first Webby Award for best music site, and became a property of MTV. In mid-1996 Mr. Jordan became creative director of Icon New Media, publisher of two seminal, award-winning online magazines: the general interest zine Word.com, and the action sports site Charged.com. In 1999, he co-founded the public interest portal MediaChannel.org, in partnership with Globalvision and the international online network OneWorld.net; it was OneWorld's first U.S. based project. He collaborated with the playwright and director Richard Foreman on the book Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater (Pantheon, 1992), and is co-editor of Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality (W.W. Norton, 2001), an anthology of seminal articles that trace the history of digital multimedia; Norton will release the book in paperback in December, 2002. His essays about digital media and the arts can be found at www.kenjordan.tv.



Marc Stein, Chief Technical Officer

Marc Stein has been managing Internet technology projects since 1995, when he joined Time Inc. New Media/Pathfinder to lead the design of one of the first Web-based advertising networks. After more than four years with Time Inc. New Media, he joined iVillage.com as Director of Operations, before becoming the Director of Community Services; the iVillage community has 2.5 million members and is among the largest on the Net. He was the co-founder and technical director of BobDylan.com, the official Dylan website, and is the founder and proprietor of Literary Kicks (LitKicks.com), a critically acclaimed literary community website. Prior to entering the new media business in the mid-90's, Mr. Stein was a Principal Consultant at Sybase Professional Services, New York, where he managed projects and trained development teams for JP Morgan, Paine Webber, AT&T and Citibank.



Vivian Selbo, Art Director

Vivian Selbo is a web site developer, information architect, designer, and visual artist based in New York City. Selbo has designed web projects for PBS/P.O.V., the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and the Museum of Modern Art, NY, among others. From 1995 to 1998, Selbo was part of the team behind the multi-award winning site adaweb, now part of the Walker Art Center's Digital Arts Study Collection. Her online art work is included in the collections of SFMOMA, the Institute for Contemporary Art, London, and The Walker Art Center, and it is featured in publications such as "Graphis Web Design Now" and "The Internet Design Project: The Best of Graphic Art on the Web." Selbo also teaches Information Systems for the Visual Arts at New York University.

Leslie Harpold, Senior Design Producer (ACN), Art Director (artmuseum.net)

Leslie Harpold is a designer, artist and teacher. She founded and led the design firm Fearless Media from 1996-2001, where she created interactive projects for the Museum of the Moving Image, Habitat for Humanity NYC, the American Museum of Natural History and several commercial clients. For her work with Jones Soda's she won a silver medal in identity design from Print Magazine. She lectures frequently at interactive industry conferences and seminars on the subject of design and fine art in the digital medium. She teaches in Marywood University's "Masters with the Masters" MFA program, and has taught Web design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts. Her outside projects include a documentary on scars as autobiographical narrative, and she has written for publications including Hermenaut, the New York Press, Spin, and the Village Voice. She lives in New York.



Rebecca Carroll, Senior Editorial Producer
Rebecca Carroll is the author of three books of narrative nonfiction, including Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America (1997), which received an ALA Award for outstanding nonfiction, and I Know What the Red Clay Looks Like: The Voice and Vision of Black Women Writers (1994), lauded by Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates as "a stunning achievement." A former segment producer for the "Charlie Rose" show, and senior editor of Africana.com and Contentville.com, she has written two screenplays, as well as nonfiction articles and personal essays for publications such as Mother Jones, Time Out New York, Elle, and USA Weekend. Rebecca recently made her acting debut in poet/novelist Sherman Alexie's feature film "The Business of Fancydancing," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2002. She also recently wrapped a segment for the WNET/Thirteen series "New York Voices," in which she talks with New York area college students about how their generation has been marked by the events of September 11th. She is currently an associate programmer for the Newport International Film Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Her ongoing projects include a documentary film that will explore the relationship between race and celebrity, and her first collection of short stories, Killing Time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Rucker Alex, Production Manager
Rucker Alex joined Night Kitchen, Bob Stein's multimedia software company, in 2000 as the Director of Website Development. She was responsible for development, information architecture, and functional specifications for the website, which is the core sales, marketing, distribution, and service center for the company and its downloadable software products. In 1997 she co-founded DesignerShoes.com, the largest e-commerce venue for women's upscale shoes in larger sizes, and is currently a member of its Advisory Board. Ms. Alex also worked for Amazon.com, was an editor for EssayEdge.com, and researched and wrote publications for the Harvard News Office, the Harvard Dean's Office, "Let's Go: Australia," and "Documents of Destiny: A Legal History of Macroengineering." She has served on the boards of Harvard's Institute of Politics and the Signet Society of Arts and Letters.



Evan Sable, Engineer
Evan Sable graduated with honors from Princeton University in 1997, and received his Bachelors of Science and Engineering degree with a major in Computer Science. During the preceding summer, he worked at Microsoft as a software design engineer with a team of developers implementing Microsoftıs Outlook. Since Princeton, Evan joined iVillage.com and has been designing and implementing Internet technology projects, including iVillageıs registration and authentication system and their highly trafficked message boards, supporting a community of 2.5 million members - one of the largest on the Net. As the senior application developer for iVillage, he was also the technical manager and mentor for his team of application developers. Evan left iVillage in March, 2002, to work as an independent technology consultant. On a team with Yaniv Eyny, they designed and built the website for St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital's Department of Surgery.

Yaniv Eyny, Engineer
Before working in new media, Yaniv Eyny was manager of the Neuroscience Dopamine Research Lab at Columbia University. Yaniv was responsible for all analytical programming for the lab, he published a paper in the Behavioral Neuroscience Journal and he presented at multiple Neuroscience conferences. After Columbia, Yaniv joined the iVillage team where he was the key developer for their online quiz engines which accounted for the highest percentage of traffic at iVillage. Yaniv left iVillage in April 2002, to work as an independent technology consultant. Along with Evan Sable, they designed and built the website for St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital's Department of Surgery.


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