Dan Kainen is an artist, designer, and inventor living in
New York City. He is the creator of the bestselling Photicular
books Safari, Ocean, Polar, Jungle, and
Wild. While working with some of the pioneers of holography,
Dan created a special spotlight that was used by Soho's Museum of
Holography to light holograms. The related field of holography led
to Dan's interest in lenticular art and, in turn, after nearly a
decade of research and experimentation, to the creation of his
"Motion Viewer," his third patent in that field and the inspiration
for Safari and the other Photicular books.
Ella Morton is a New Zealand-born, Australian-raised, Brooklyn-based writer, focusing on overlooked aspects of history and culture. After covering consumer technology at CNET she hosted Rocketboom NYC, a web show about New York's quirkier people and places. Her most popular interview was a chat with Cookie Monster on the set of Sesame Street. Ella was associate editor at AtlasObscura.com, where she wrote about such topics as tobacco smoke enemas, Victorian streaming music services, and the etiquette of marrying a ghost.