Wesleyan portrait of Christopher S. Weaver

Christopher S. Weaver

Distinguished Professor of Computational Media in the College of Integrative Sciences

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

Christopher S. Weaver


Christopher Weaver utilizes the power of computational tools to teach core principles of science to help young children better understand the world around them. His current work explores the novel use of interactive media in education, research, and public history.


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 NMAH Lemelson Center where he will continue to explore the novel use of interactive media in education, research, and public history.

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