John Bell is a software developer, data artist, and teacher at the University of Maine. Ranging from straightforward and utilitarian to confounding and aggressively useless, the running theme across his projects is a desire to merge concept, design, and technology to convey a single, compelling argument to his audience. The diversity of his work is reflected in the variety of places it has been featured, spanning arts festivals including Ars Electronica and ISEA, research groups like DOCAM and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and publications ranging from WIRED to the Chronicle of Higher Education.