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Innovator, artist, and software programmer, Jeffrey Ventrella is the creator of many interactive software gems. He co-founded the virtual world company, worked on Second Life, and wrote a book called Virtual Body Language, about avatars and the future of human visual expression on the internet.

Jeffrey has lectured in Europe and North America on artificial life, virtual worlds, and computational art. His work in realtime computer animation includes gesture-based interactive visual music, data visualization, and education-oriented software tools. Most recently, he founded a business for designing mobile experiences using augmented reality to help young people learn about local ecology.

Jeffrey lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife, a dog, and two chickens.