Betsy Isaacson, a historian by training and a journalist by trade, never stops writing. She writes about technological and social boundary breakers for outlets like the Huffington Post and Newsweek. She writes interactive theater pieces that break boundaries between actor and audience to explore concepts like display, patience and intermediated communication. She is currently working on a large scale historical lesson for middle-school classrooms that immerses students in period set pieces and rewards self-directed research. She thinks makeup is a socially sanctioned excuse for wearing face paint.