Barry Brown is a professor of Human Computer Interaction at Stockholm University. He is the research director of Mobile Life, a world leading institute looking into the future of mobile devices, in partnership with Ericsson, Nokia, Microsoft, IKEA, ABB, Telia Sonera, Rebel & Bird and Stockholm City. He has published over 100 academic articles, three books, his most recent of which is forthcoming with MIT Press titled “Enjoying Machines”. His recent interest has been in using video methods to understand how mobile devices, such as iPhones, have changed how we work and live. Recent publications include studies of activities as diverse as games, tourism, museum visiting, the use of maps, television watching and sport spectating. He was previously an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, a research fellow on the Equator project at the University of Glasgow and a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard’s research labs in Bristol. His qualifications include a degree in computer science from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Surrey.