Professor Bill Tomlinson


Bill Tomlinson studies the fields of ICT for sustainability, human-computer interaction, and computer-supported learning.


He holds an A.B. in Biology from Harvard College, an M.F.A. in Experimental Animation from CalArts, and S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the MIT Media Lab.


He has authored more than 100 publications across a range of journals, conferences, and other venues in computing, sustainability, the learning sciences, design, and the law.

His book Greening through IT (MIT Press, 2010) examines the ways in which information technology can help people think and act on the broad scales of time, space, and complexity necessary for us to address the world's current environmental issues.

His work has been reviewed by the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the LA Times,, Scientific American Frontiers, and CNN.