TOM FURNESS  –  INNOVATION AND NEW MEDIA

Tom is an inventor, professor, and virtual reality pioneer based in Seattle, Washington.

He is a professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and the founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington, as well as sister labs at the University of Canterbury and the University of Tasmania.

Known for his fundamental contributions to the development of human interface technology, Tom has earned the title “Grandfather of Virtual Reality.”