Chaim is a computer scientist and interactive designer by training. By trade, he is a computer game designer & digital toymaker. He studied with Janet Murray and Sha Xin Wei at Georgia Tech, where he earned an MS in Digital Media (2003). As a key member of Spore’s prototyping & design team, Gingold worked closely with Will Wright at Maxis/EA, designing the game’s award winning creative tool suite. Currently, he is developing an interactive geology book that teaches through play, works as an independent game developer & design consultant, and is pursuing a PhD at UC Santa Cruz on design, computation, & play.