So, what is this place?
Duh, it's my website.
No, I mean why does this place exist?
Oh great, an existential philosopher.
What are some vague and easily misunderstood terms for what you do?
Let's see... multimedia development, digital media development, digital art, virtual art, new media art, interactive media art... Just about every week someone thinks up another.
And how would YOU describe yourself?
Who do you work for?
I currently work for PEAK6 as a senior engineer using Unity. I wrote the first edition of my book while working for Synapse Games as a developer of web and mobile games. I've also taught classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago. I used to create digital artworks in collaboration with Mark Skwarek, showing our work in venues like Famous Accountants gallery in NYC, Boston Cyberarts, ISEA in Ireland, and the Sunshine gallery in Beijing.
I've written a book about developing games in Unity, called Unity in Action! Click this image of the cover:||
What made you decide on a minimalist site design?
Laziness. The site was simple to build and is easy to maintain. I have neither the time nor inclination to design a more complex website for myself.
Can you summarize yourself briefly?
I am a
young male terran homo sapien
liberal united states citizen
disgruntled populist agnostic
Anyone ever tell you that you look like Keanu Reeves?
Yeah, I get that a lot.