Interval Research Corporation
|Type||Research think tank|
|Industry||Research and Development|
|Headquarters||Palo Alto, U.S.|
|Paul Allen (Chairman)|
David Liddle (CEO, President)
Number of employees
|More than 110|
Interval Research Corporation was founded in 1992 by Paul Allen and David Liddle. It was a Palo Alto laboratory and technology incubator focusing on consumer product applications and services with a focus on the Internet.
A 1997 version of the company's web page described itself as "a research setting seeking to define the issues, map out the concepts and create the technology that will be important in the future.... [pursuing] basic innovations in a number of early-stage technologies and [seeking] to foster industries around them – sparking opportunity for entrepreneurs and highlighting a new approach to research.".
A 1999 Wired magazine article based on a memo from Paul Allen described the company as under fire from Allen to produce "less R and more D." Interval Research Corporation officially closed its doors in April 2000, while a small group of former employees were kept on to form Interval Media to continue a few specific projects. Interval Media was closed in June, 2006.
This list of former employees needs additional citations for verification. (August 2010)
During its brief existence, Interval employed many well-known computer technology pioneers and experts, including:
- Roberto Aiello, technologist and serial entrepreneur
- Denise Caruso, technology journalist
- Franklin C. Crow, inventor of important anti-aliasing techniques
- Sally Cruikshank, filmmaker and animator
- Marc Davis, founder of Yahoo! Research Berkeley
- Trevor Darrell, faculty at University of California, Berkeley and co-inventor of Caffe
- Paul Debevec, computer graphics researcher
- Bruce Donald, geometer and animation researcher (computer graphics), co-inventor (with Tom Ngo) of Embedded Constraint Graphics
- Glenn Edens, founder of Grid Systems Corporation, which made the first laptop computer
- Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch
- Rolf Faste, Stanford design professor, who led the team that named the corporation "Interval Research"
- Lee Felsenstein, designer of the first mass-produced portable computer
- Paul Freiberger, Silicon Valley journalist
- Don Hopkins, new-media artist, The Sims developer and pie menu interface designer
- Brenda Laurel, author, entrepreneur, virtual-reality artist
- Golan Levin, new-media artist
- Daniel Levitin, cognitive neuroscientist, best-selling author
- David Levitt, virtual reality pioneer, creator of Pantomime VR platform
- David Liddle, venture capitalist
- Max Mathews, acoustician, computer music pioneer
- Michael Naimark, new-media artist
- Tom Ngo, animation researcher (computer graphics), co-inventor (with Bruce Donald) of Embedded Constraint Graphics
- John R. Pierce, electrical engineer, inventor of satellite telecommunication and the traveling wave tube
- David P. Reed, inventor of TCP/IP
- Dean Radin, a parapsychologist
- Robert Shaw, physicist and chaos theory pioneer
- Richard Shoup, creator of SuperPaint
- Malcolm Slaney, research scientist at Google, IEEE Fellow
- Gillian Crampton Smith, founder of the Computer-Related Design program at the Royal College of Art in London, and the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy.
- Scott Snibbe, new-media artist
- Russell Targ, a physicist and parapsychologist
- Bill Verplank, interface designer of the Xerox Star, the first WIMP (computing) GUI
- Leo Villareal, installation artist and Burning Man board member
- Terry Winograd, emeritus professor of computer science at Stanford University
- Dan Ingalls, inventor of BitBLT and architect of several Smalltalk implementations
- Tim Rowledge, designer, software engineer, Smalltalker, author  originating student of the Computer-Related Design program at the Royal College of Art
- Searcey, Dionne (August 28, 2010). "Microsoft Co-Founder Launches Patent War". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
- "WTO Board Bio: David Liddle". Archived from the original on 2007-03-11.
- Interval Research Corporation – About – Page (From:13-November-1996)
- Bass, Thomas A. (Dec 1999). "Think Tanked". Wired. Wired Magazine. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
- System for Image Manipulation and Animation Using Embedded Constraint Graphics. J. T. Ngo and B. R. Donald. U.S. Patent #5,933,150, issued August 3, 1999.
- Accessible Animation and Customizable Graphics via Simplicial Configuration Modeling. T. Ngo, D. Cutrell, J. Dana, B. R. Donald, L. Loeb, and S. Zhu. Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH (New Orleans) July, 2000, pp. 403–410.
- "Board of Directors".
- Think Tanked Wired magazine, December 1999