Tom Shannon is a consultant and software developer at ThoughtWorks, based in Chicago. Tom graduated from Carthage College with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Physics. During undergraduate studies, Tom led several NASA funded research projects: building suborbital rocketry payloads, high powered rockets, and an earth observing nano-satellite.
As a part of the Perception iO project with ThoughtWorks Arts, Tom contributed to software development, training emotional expression prediction models, and researching potential eye-tracking technologies for the immersive film. Moving forward, Tom is interested in using new media techniques and responsive environments to explore and communicate social, economic, and cultural issues in society.