John Bell



John Bell is a software architect, artist, and writer with a background in open source development and collaborative creative practice. His work ranges from software preservation and digital art to web applications and augmented reality, and has been featured in such outlets as Neural, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, and at Harvard Law’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Current projects include Scalar, a semantic web-based publication tool developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, and the Media Ecology Project, an effort at Dartmouth College to use linked data to make dark or siloed media archives available for collaborative scholarly analysis. His 2012 book, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5 + RND(1));: GOTO 10–co-authored in a single voice with nine other people on a wiki–looked at how the one-line BASIC program in the book’s title helped create the generation of programmers that is building modern digital culture.