Hometown: Northampton, MA
December 10, 2013
I'm a huge fan of sandbox games: Minecraft has been an obsession since early alpha: building, coding, & let's-plays. Relatedly working on my own let's-play that tackles Fallout 3 in reverse (DLC + side quests first, Main Quest & Broken Steel last). Also huge on board and social games: Catan, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, Lost Cities, The Resistance, Munchkin, Hive, &c. Fantasy Movies: The Dark Crystal, Legend, The Last Unicorn, Miyazaki. Sci-Fi: Everything from Flash Gordon/Barbarella/Swamp thing, to Moon/Dune/Dark City. Ever since Dave McKean wowed me in the 90s w/ the Sandman covers (the comic book museum that Eastman & Laird started was in my home town!), I've been similarly taken by Jan Švankmajer films. Brit-Coms of the Aughts: Black Books, Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box, IT Crowd, Garth Merhengi, Nathan Barley. Do period pieces count? The A&E/BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, An Ideal Husband, Mansfield Park, The Importance of Being Earnest, Easy Virtue.
Variety, openness, location
"Programmer/Gamer w/ Sci-Fi Tendencies" variety Nerd. My house contains both a Virtual Boy & an Oculus Rift. I'll talk about HUD UX & inventory management & UI affordance for days. Sci-Fi ability is hovering around "Darmok & Jalad at Tanagra" levels.