Ben explains in an email the purpose and work behind this project like this:
"After 40 years of photography and two intense months of work, the website with 45 personal profiles & photos of leading human-computer interaction researchers and innovators is ready for public showing:
“Encounters with HCI Pioneers: A Personal Photo Journal”
My goal is to make HCI more visible and tell our history more widely. These are the people who made HCI designs as important as Moore’s Law in bringing the web and mobile devices to the world. The ABOUT page has a more complete description of the goals, process, and history.
I hope to add more photos and more personal profiles as time and resources permit."
Again, this is a great resource and thanks to Ben for taking on this project!