January 30, 2013
When I was a child, I would create hand-drawn "video games" for my sister on scraps of paper. I build web apps, and I write and draw paper comic books. The scale of Scott McCloud's "infinite canvas" has grown SO MUCH in just the last year or two: I moved across the country from Boston to SF with almost nothing but books and multi-terabyte hard drives because this is where all the tech I'm excited about is happening. And I wanted to be a part of it. And almost all the tech I'm excited about can be wrapped up as "future of the book." My undergrad double major was creative writing and philosophy. My master's degree in CS was digital media arts and instructional technology. My thesis project was an interactive, hand-illustrated browser-based storybook about the death of Walter Benjamin, whose theories on narrative and storytelling in a mass-media era (the 1920s and 30s) is rediscovered canon for our mass-media age.
an artist who codes