Henry Lowood is Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Studies in the Stanford University Libraries. Author of dozens of scholarly articles and chapters in collected works, he is also codirector of the Stanford Humanities Lab and director of its How They Got Game Project: The History of Video Games in Interactive Simulations. He also represents the university in Preserving Virtual Worlds, a collaborative project of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the University of Maryland, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Stanford to explore methods for preserving digital games and interactive fiction in partnership with the Library of Congress. Devin Monnens works in game design and information technology in the United States. Zach Vowell is Archivist in the Videogame Archive at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. Judd Ethan Ruggill is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Arizona State University and is the author of numerous articles and chapters in books. Ken S. McAllister is Associate Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Arizona and the author of Game Work: Language, Power, and Computer Game Culture. Ruggill and McAllister are coauthors of Fluency in Play: Computer Game Design for Less Commonly Taught Language Pedagogy and codirectors of the Learning Games Initiative, a research collaborative of scholars from more than a dozen universities. Andrew Anderson works in game design and information technology in the United Kingdom.
Scott G. Eberle is Vice President for Interpretation at Strong National Museum of Play. An intellectual historian, he has developed dozens of exhibits for the museum and contributed articles to periodicals ranging from History News to Death Studies. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of books on frontier entrepreneur Benjamin Rathbun, the history of Buffalo and Erie County, and the diverse collections of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. His most recent book is Classic Toys of the National Toy Hall of Fame: A Celebration of the Greatest Toys of All Time! Currently he and play scholar Stuart Brown are working on an interdisciplinary study exploring the elements of play.
Jane P. Perry is Research Coordinator and Teacher at the Harold E. Jones Child Study Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She trains graduate students on research protocols, supervises research projects, and serves as a spokesperson on issues related to child development. Her personal research interests are outdoor play, playgrounds, and children’s social interactions. She has contributed to a number of educational periodicals and books and is the author of Outdoor Play: Teaching Strategies with Young Children. Lisa Branum is Administrative Research Assistant at the Harold E. Jones Child Study Center.