Hi there, you have arrived at the home page of Theodore Gray, author of The Elements, A Visual Exploration (and several other books you should read), Founder of Touchpress (an App publishing company), stitchcoder at PaleGray Labs (an embroidery automation company / art project), and co-founder of Wolfram Research, Inc (makers of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha).

I wear four professional hats, and there are links below to the websites that represent each of them. But since I try to keep them all aligned with each other, there is only one blog to cover all of them, and since, despite my best efforts, I have to live life in a single thread, there is also just one news section.

News & Upcoming Events

My new book, Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything, will be in bookstores on October 7, 2014! It's the sequel to The Elements: A Visual Exploration. The schedule of publications in various languages is as follows: 

Fall 2014:
English and French

Spring 2015:
German
Spanish (Latin America, Mexico)
Japanese
Simplified Chinese
Korean

Fall 2015:
Dutch
Spanish (Spain)

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I'll be doing several talks this fall around the release of Molecules. Some of these are public events, others are at conferences that require some kind of registration. Further details will be added as they become available. Scheduled so far are:

My most elaborate personal obsession has resulted in a website (periodictable.com), a book (The Elements, A Visual Exploration) with over a million copies in print and more in App form, a Popular Science magazine column that ran for ten years, and numerous spinoff products including posters, card decks, puzzles, and so on. All of which started from a misunderstanding.

My most elaborate personal obsession has resulted in a website (periodictable.com), a book (The Elements, A Visual Explorationwith over a million copies in print and more in App form, a Popular Science magazine column that ran for ten years, and numerous spinoff products including posters, card decks, puzzles, and so on. All of which started from a misunderstanding.

My most difficult to understand project is PaleGray Labs, a collaboration with the artist and film maker Nina Paley. Together we create embroidered and quilted movies using techniques far beyond the usual.

My most difficult to understand project is PaleGray Labs, a collaboration with the artist and film maker Nina Paley. Together we create embroidered and quilted movies using techniques far beyond the usual.

In 2010, responding to the success of The Elements on the iPad, my partners Max Whitby, John Cromie and I decided to form Touchpress, which has gone on to become the leading super-premium App producer, makers of, for example, Disney Animated (2013 Apple iPad App of the Year) which I also authored.

In 2010, responding to the success of The Elements on the iPad, my partners Max Whitby, John Cromie and I decided to form Touchpress, which has gone on to become the leading super-premium App producer, makers of, for example, Disney Animated (2013 Apple iPad App of the Year) which I also authored.

My first real job came from co-founding, with Stephen Wolfram and a few others, the technical computing company Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha. I wrote the Notebook user interface for Mathematica and led the user interface group for over 20 years. (But you can tell from the name of the company who the principle founder was!)

My first real job came from co-founding, with Stephen Wolfram and a few others, the technical computing company Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha. I wrote the Notebook user interface for Mathematica and led the user interface group for over 20 years. (But you can tell from the name of the company who the principle founder was!)


Other Theo Grays
If you're looking for the Theo Gray who is a web designer in the UK, go to theogray.com. If you're looking for one of the other Theo/Theodore Grays in the world, try a Facebook search for everyone named Theo Gray. If you find the one who keeps getting arrested for petty theft, please tell him to stop, it messes up my google news feed. Oh, and if you're the one who's in trouble for shady lobster fishing, WTF?