Chaim Gingold

Designer, Theorist, and Historian

Chaim Gingold is a designer and theorist who creates and studies powerful representations for playing with, learning about, and reshaping the world. He designed the Spore Creature Creator, made a playable science book called Earth: A Primer, a magic table called La Tabla that brings inanimate objects to life, and is currently working on a book about the history of SimCity and computer simulation. His Ph.D. in computer science was awarded by the University of California, Santa Cruz, for research on the history of simulation and designing for play.