Wesleyan portrait of Christopher S. Weaver

Christopher S. Weaver

Distinguished Professor of Computational Media in the College of Integrative Sciences

Hall-Atwater Laboratories, 37
860-685-2518

cweaver@wesleyan.edu

BS Hobart and William Smith Colleges
CAS Wesleyan University
MALS Wesleyan University
SM Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christopher S. Weaver

PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARLY WORK:

Christopher Weaver's current work explores the novel use of interactive media in education and simulation. He utilizes the power of computational tools to teach core principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to grade school schildren that enhances their interest in the Sciences, and helps explain the world around them.

BIOGRAPHY:

Christopher Weaver is Distinguished Professor of Computational Media at Wesleyan. He received a Masters of Science from MIT and was the first Daltry Scholar at Wesleyan, where he earned dual Masters Degrees in Japanese Ethnomusicology and Computer Science, and a dual CAS in Japanese and Physics. The former Director of Technology Forecasting for the American Broadcasting Company and Chief Engineer to the Communications Subcommittee for the US Congress, he founded Bethesda Softworks in 1986. He teaches in the Microphotonics Center and Comparative Media Studies departments at MIT and is the Director of Interactive Simulation for the AIM Photonics Academy at MIT. An expert in interactive media, Weaver was recently appointed a Distinguished Scholar at the Smithsonian and chosen to be the inaugural director of the Videogame Pioneers Initiative at the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, where he explores the novel use of interactive media in education, research, and public history.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Wednesdays 1030-1245 and by appointment

Courses

Spring 2021
IDEA 350 - 01
Videogame Development