Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster.
In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. Pesce has written six books, including VRML: Browsing and Building Cyberspace and The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming Our Imagination, which used toys such as Furby and Sony’s PlayStation to explore our interactive future.
As an educator, Pesce founded graduate programs in interactive media at both the University of Southern California’s world-famous Cinema School and the Australian Film, Radio and Television School. Pesce currently holds appointments as Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney’s Digital Cultures Program, and Honorary Adjunct in the University of Technology, Sydney’s new Animal Logic Academy.
For seven years, Pesce was a panelist and judge on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s hit series The New Inventors, celebrating Australia’s newest inventions and inventors.
In 2014, Pesce was appointed as a columnist for the IT publication The Register, reaching a global audience with provocative articles on the dilemmas of the connected world.