Professor Janet H. Murray is an internationally recognized interactive designer, the former director of Georgia Tech’s Masters and PhD Program in Digital Media (2000-2010), and a member of Georgia Tech’s interdisciplinary GVU Center. She is the author of Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace (Free Press, 1997; MIT Press 1998), which has been translated into 5 languages, and is widely used as a roadmap to emerging broadband art, information, and entertainment environments,and Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice (MIT Press, 2011). Her interactive design projects at include a digital edition of the Warner Brothers classic, Casablanca, funded by NEH and in collaboration with the American Film Institute; and the Interactive Toolkit for Engineering Learning Project, funded by NSF. In addition, she directs the Experimental Television Laboratory, which has worked on interactive television applications for PBS, ABC , MTV, Turner, and other networks.
In December 2010 Murray was named one of the “Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future” byProspect Magazine.
Murray has played an active role in the development of two new degree programs at Georgia Tech, both 0f which were launched in Fall 2004: the Ph.D. in Digital Media, and the B.S. in Computational Media, and often serves as an international advisor on curricular reforms and research agendas in digital media.