Chaim Gingold is a designer and theorist who creates and studies powerful representations for playing with, learning about, and reshaping the world. His design expertise and research interests encompass games, play, simulations, authoring tools, cities, and the history of technology. His Ph.D. research focused on SimCity, the history of computer simulation, software visualization, and principles of play design. He created a science book made of toys called Earth: A Primer (2015), and was the design lead for Spore’s Creature Creator (2008). His work has been featured by WIRED, CNN, Apple, and the New York Times.