Thomas G. West is the author of In the Mind’s Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics and the Rise of Visual Technologies (Prometheus Books), elected as one of the “best of the best” for the year by the American Library Association (one of only 13 books in their broad psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience category).
In the Mind’s Eye was published in Japanese translation as ‘Geniuses Who Hated School’. A Chinese translation was published in 2004 and a Korean translation was released in 2011. West’s second book is Thinking Like Einstein: Returning to Our Visual Roots with the Emerging Revolution in Computer Information Visualisation. Dyslexic himself, Mr West has been invited to provide presentations for scientific, medical, art, design, computer and business groups in the U.S. and overseas, including groups in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Dubai and 12 European countries. Recent invited conference lectures or keynotes have included: Magdalen College Oxford, Harvard and MIT, University of California at London and an education conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Early in 2013, Mr West gave a talk on creative visual thinking, computer graphic information visualisation and dyslexia at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California—and presented a Director’s Colloquium on a similar topic for scientists and staff of NASA Ames Research Center (at Moffett Field in California’s Silicon Valley).