John Bell is a software developer, data artist, and teacher at Dartmouth College and the University of Maine. Ranging from straightforward and utilitarian to confounding and aggressively useless, 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.