Visit my shop for lots of cool things you probably didn't know you could buy from an author-type person, including periodic table quilts, card decks, iPad apps and even books! 

Hi there, you have arrived at the home page of Theodore Gray, BAFTA and IgNobel winning 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).

 

AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER, MY LATEST BOOK, REACTIONS!

This is what you've been waiting for! (Actually it's just what I've been waiting for, I'm projecting to assume you too are excited.) Reactions is the final installment in the trilogy of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions, which together cover the whole subject of chemistry in beautiful pictures and meaningful stories.

The book will be officially released on October 17th, 2017, but you can pre-order it now and be one of the first to fulfill my wish that you should get a copy of it!

Also available now, 8-foot-wide periodic table quilts, and Molecule Quilts, very reasonably priced!

Over the coming months I will be giving a series of talks about my new book at conferences and other events. Here is the current list:

October 6th, I’m giving an after-dinner talk at the 150th anniversary of the University of Illinois Chemistry Department in Urbana, Illinois. Conference registration is required, details at http://scs.illinois.edu/scs150/

October 13th, 10:15AM, I’m doing a book-signing event at the Heartland Fall Forum in Lombard, Illinois. This is a book industry event for booksellers and librarians, and conference registration required, details at http://www.heartlandfallforum.org/authors.html#regional

October 14th, 9AM - 2PM, I will be hanging out at the Heartland Maker Fest in Urbana, Illinois. No presentation, just me sitting at a table showing stuff, mostly quilts, books, and new projects, details at http://heartlandmakerfest.org

October 22nd, 6PM, I will be speaking at Town Hall Seattle, in Seattle, Washington, details at https://townhallseattle.org/event/theo-gray/

October 26th at 6:30PM I will be giving a talk at the Chillicothe Public Library in Chillicothe Illinois, details at http://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/1/calendar/

November 3rd 7PM I will be giving a talk at the Parkland College Planetarium in Champaign, Illinois, details at http://www2.parkland.edu/planetarium/lectures.html


I wear four professional hats, and there are links below to the websites that represent each of them. I have one blog for general things and a stitchblog to cover things related to quilting and embroidery.

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. It's even led to a decades-long collaboration with Max Whitby producing beautiful periodic table museum displays.

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. It's even led to a decades-long collaboration with Max Whitby producing beautiful periodic table museum displays.

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. Read my Stitchblog, or try our live Stitchcam, a webcam pointed at our quilting robot.

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.

Read my Stitchblog, or try our live Stitchcam, a webcam pointed at our quilting robot.

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, and winner of the 2014 BAFTA Children's Interactive award) 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, and winner of the 2014 BAFTA Children's Interactive award) 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 principal 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 principal 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. Oh, and if you find the one who keeps getting arrested for petty theft, please tell him to stop, it messes up my google news feed. And if you're the one who's in trouble for shady lobster fishing, I have to hand it to you, that's a unique way to besmirch our shared reputation. Keep up the good work, but maybe get a license next time?