Roberto Arevalo created The Mirror Project which uses video, writing and photography as vehicles for discovering, developing and expressing one's own voice. Through The Project, urban youth have created more than 150 video documentaries about their everyday experiences.

Valerie Becker
is the director of integrated technology at West Tisbury School, K-8, in West Tisbury, MA. She conducts technology training workshops; develops and implements school and district technology plans; and created the West Tisbury School website. Becker, who was named a 2000 Apple Distinguished Educator, earned a master's degree in technology and education from Columbia University.

Jo-Ann Castano is the principal of Castano Design Associates, a web development and training company based in Gloucester, MA. She is the founder of the online community network, and established the Sawyer Free Library website. Castano teaches sculpture and web development at the Women In Technology (WIT) project at Vermont Technical College.

Jerry Crystal is the director of technology integration at the Carmen Arace Middle School in Bloomfield, CT., a wireless laptop school. He is a speaker and workshop provider who recently spoke at the first National Conference on Cyberethics. Crystal consults privately to educational organizations.

Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor of Learning Technologies in the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. He currently has grants from the National Science Foundation to develop educational environments based on virtual reality technology; from the U.S. Department of Education to create technology-based science education materials for learning disabled secondary students; and from the National Science Foundation to develop shared virtual environments with digitized museum artifacts.

Mark Destler is media coordinator at the Media and Technology Charter High (MATCH) school in Brookline. He was also the co-founder and lead teacher of Propel, an organization that taught multi-media authoring to students and teachers in the Cambridge Public Schools. Destler earned a master's degree from Brown University where he focused on the intersection between literacy and technology.

Joseph Douillette is the director of the Teen Media Program and the Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Video and Film Festival at the Community Art Center in Cambridge. Before joining the Community Art Center in 1997, he developed and ran youth video projects with Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, the South Boston Neighborhood House Arts Academy, and the Creative Arts at Park summer camp in Brookline.

Joshua Farber lives and works at Northfield Mount Hermon School, a 9-12 prep school in western Massachusetts. As an educational technology specialist, he teaches media and theatre and works closely with teachers and students on best-practice integration of technology into teaching and learning. A former Education Fellow at the Boston Museum of Science, Farber most recently published work in Kairos: a Journal for Teachers of Webbed Writing.

Mary Hopper is a visiting scholar in MIT's Program in Comparative Media Studies and a graduate student in the Simmons College MLS program. She has served as visiting scientist at the MIT Center for Educational Computing Initiatives and as an adjunct faculty member in Lesley University's national technology in education program. Hopper received her Ph.D. in 1993 from Purdue University in educational computing and instructional design.

Henry Jenkins is Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professor of Humanities and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program. He has published widely on contemporary media. His books include a study of movie comedy in the 1930s and Textual Poachers, an influential account of media audiences. His latest publication is The Children's Culture Reader. He writes a monthly column on media and culture, "Digital Renaissance," for Technology Review.

Kris Kay is program assistant at Channel 98, a cable channel administered by the Cambridge public schools based at Rindge and Latin High School. Kay worked as an intern for The Mirror Project and teaches video production to children, teens and adults in a variety of after-school programs and workshops at schools around Massachusetts and at the Boston Film/Video Foundation.

Mark Kelsey coordinates Cambridge's Media Literacy program. Before that, as educational access TV coordinator for the Wakefield Public Schools, he created a five-credit curriculum for TV production while supervising the high school TV studio and TV channel. Under Kelsey's guidance, that channel was a national finalist for Overall Excellence in Educational Access at the Hometown USA Video Festival. Kelsey also served as executive director of the start-up Winthrop Community Access, where he taught thousands of people of all ages TV production, computer art and scriptwriting.