Head, Intelligent Graphics Group, MIT Media Lab, 1996- present
MIT, Cambridge, MA, co-founder of the Visible Language Workshop; 1973-1994
Minor White, began extended apprenticeship with him in Rochester, NY, and then in Arlington, MA when he came to start MIT's Creative Photography Program; 1966-68
NBC-TV, New York, NY, projectionist; 1963-65
Principal Research Associate, Visible Language Workshop, Intelligent Graphics Group; 1984-present
Assistant Professor of Graphic Research, MIT Department of Architecture/
Visible Language Workshop; 1977-84
Instructor, MIT Department of Architecture, started 'Photographics'; 1971
Instructor, MIT Department of Architecture; 1968-77
Research in support tools for complex information display, supported by U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Rail Admin.
Research in support tools for online design communities, supported by Civiscape Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Research in constraint-based, case-based graphical programming tools,
supported by Nynex and DARPA; 1989 -1995
Research in intelligent personalized design tools for the naive user, supported by IBM; 1986-1989
Research in micro-based interactive design and layout, supported by Hell GmbH;
Research in computer-aided printing supported by the Outdoor
Advertising industry. Developed prototype 20x50 foot large-scale, computer-controlled airbrush plotter; 1977-1983
Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation, Artist-in-Residence at the VLW to do work in computer imaging; 1977
Publications and Exhibitions
Mr. MacNeil's print and computer image works have appeared in many national and international exhibitions and publications from 1966 to the present. A select list follows:
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass., (permanent collection)
MIT, Creative Photography Gallery, Cambridge, Mass.
George Eastman House, Rochester N.Y., (permanent collection)
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., (permanent collection)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.
Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass.
Institut fur Neue Technische Form, Darmstadt, Germany
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
SIGGRAPH Art Show, international exhibit, 1983
Bronx Museum of the Arts, N.Y., 1985 and 1987
Sixth Annual Pacific Northwest Computer Graphic Conference, Art and Design Show, University of Oregon at Eugene, 1987
Boston Computer Museum, 1989
SIGGRAPH Art Show and Traveling Show, 1989
Publications by Mr. MacNeil
"Capturing and Reusing Multimedia Design Knowledge with TYRO, the
Multimedia Presentation Designer's Assistant"
Proceedings of Workshop on Intelligent Visualization,
IEEE Visualization '93
"Capturing Multimedia Design Knowledge Using TYRO, the Constraint Based
Designer's Apprentice", SPIE/SPSE Proceedings, 1991
"Adaptive Perspectives: Case-based Reasoning with TYRO",
IEEE VL Proceedings, 1990
"TYRO: A Constraint-based Graphic Designer's Apprentice",
IEEE VL Proceedings, 1989
Publications which include
Mr. MacNeil's work
Technology Review October 1994
Aperture and MIT Press
The Media Lab, Stewart Brand, Viking Press, 1987
Boston Review of Photography
Horizon Press and George Eastman House
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press
Six Boston Print Makers, Group Portfolio
The Photographers' Choice, Addison House
AIGA Graphic Design USA: 3,
The Annual of the American Institute of Graphic Arts
Computer Graphics World Magazine
Seminar leader, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City
"The New Studio", Computer Art and Design Conference, Chicago Art Inst.
"Artists in the Computer Age", M.I.T. Museum, Cambridge, Mass.
"Cognitive Style of Design", given at "The Cognitive Condition of Design Symposium", Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
"Electronic Cabaret", exhibit and performance series at New Orleans, LA
"TYRO: The Graphic Designer's Apprentice," IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages, Rome, Italy, 1989
"Adaptive Perspectives", IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages, Ill, 1990
"Capturing Multimedia Design Knowledge...", SPIE/SPSE Symposium on Electronic Imaging, 1991
American Center for Design, Designing for the Internet, Workshop premiering Civiscape Project. 1995
Society for Environmental Graphic Design, future or Electronic Communications: 1996
Getty Information Institute workshop on Semantic Systems, 1996
Presidentís Committie on the Arts and Humanities, Workshop on new technology and the arts and the humanities, June, 1996
Cranbrook Academy of Art to Graduate Design programs Guest lecturer in 3d and 2d design. 1997
3D in Transportation Conference, Minneapolis MN, May 1997