Curtis Wong is a Principal Researcher in eScience at Microsoft Research. He joined Microsoft starting the Next Media Research group focusing on interaction, media, and visualization technologies. Curtis is the co-creator of WorldWideTelescope.org, a free interactive storytelling and virtual learning environment providing the highest resolution multispectral imagery of the universe.
His recent work, Project Tuva, features the lectures of Richard Feynman in a unique interactive, media-rich player. His work with WGBH won a British Academy Award for Online Learning. Previously Curtis was Director of the Content Group at Intel, GM of Corbis Productions, and producer for the Voyager Company, creating Multimedia Beethoven, the first multimedia CD-ROM for Windows. Curtis is a trustee of the Seattle Art Museum and previously served as a trustee of RISD. He serves as an advisor to PBS Kids in Washington, D.C., the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and the J. Paul Getty Foundation, Los Angeles.