Don McArthur received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Nebraska, and worked for three years at the University of Saskatchewan in Nuclear Physics. He has taught physics at the State University College at Cortland and at Binghamton University. He was associated with the Experimental Television Center beginning in 1974, as a researcher in electronic design. He worked on collaborative projects with Walter Wright, Paul Davis, David Jones and Ralph Hocking of the Center, and with Woody Vasulka and Jeffrey Schier. He designed the Spatial and Intensity Digitizer, which was exhibited at Ars Electronica in Linz in 1992.