Tom Igoe likes playing with electronics, mechanics, and programming, making things that let people express themselves, and unusual clocks. He has written two books for makers, Physical Computing with Dan O'Sullivan, and Making Things Talk, and is a contributor to Make magazine. He teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. He is a co-founder of Arduino because he believes that open fabrication can change the world. He is a fan of women's flat-track roller derby and lives in Brooklyn with a cat named Noodles. He is currently realizing his dream of working with monkeys, and wants to visit Svalbard someday.