Chris Cerrito prototypes with code and circuits, creates unusual interfaces, and uses technology to facilitate surprising and meaningful real-world interactions. Chris joined the Exploratorium in 2010, and has since developed exhibits on topics ranging from human social behavior to cellular biology. He most enjoys developing exhibits that facilitate visitors learning something new about themselves. Before joining the Exploratorium, Chris was researcher and adjunct professor at New York University, where he earned his masters degree in interactive technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys developing public art projects, bringing inanimate objects to life, and tinkering with all manner of things.
This two-person drinking fountain was inspired by the Prisoner's Dilemma, a famous paradox of game theory: Do you choose to sacrifice your companion—and to some degree yourself—rather than risk being a trusting chump?