Chris Barr joined Knight Foundation in July 2012. He manages the Prototype Fund, a program dedicated to research and development for early-stage media and information projects.
With a background in design and new media, Barr previously served as an assistant professor of graphic design at West Virginia University. He has worked as a designer for a variety of organizations to combine technology development and design thinking.
Barr holds a Master of Fine Arts in media study from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor's degree in fine art from West Virginia University.
Find out more about Barr's work with the Knight Prototype Fund in this Q&A.