Featured image: Tim Mikula, Lee Boyes, Josephine Hendrick, Ian Pidgeon “There were moments of complete and utter catharsis for me in this performance. Moments where I sweat and closed off my body language. Moments where my hands shook and my palms sweat, moments where I wanted to scream, moments where I wanted to cry, moments […]Read more "The Hierarchy CANOE 2015"
This post is just some thoughts on my immersive theater piece Current:Good, written for Epic Theatre Ensemble’s Blueprint series. I wanted to reflect a bit on this iteration of the piece and look back on the goals I had set for it. I hope this will be beneficial to other creators of interactive stuff. Current:Good […]Read more "CURRENT:GOOD 2014 Epic Blueprint Workshop"
For the fifth and final season of the sci-fi web series FUTURESTATES, producer ITVS decided to reboot the series as an immersive, next-generation project. For the first time, it utilizes a shared storyworld between each of the individual films, a rich backstory, and an immersive web experience across multiple online platforms to tell a larger […]Read more "FutureStates"
Immigrant Nation is a new, interactive social enterprise. Its goal is to facilitate rich, cinematic storytelling among a diverse audience involved with American immigration – past, present, and future. In partnership with Murmur, Immigrant Nation is developing an online platform that will serve as the hub of activity, supported and complemented by a variety of […]Read more "Immigrant Nation"
This is a brief post-mortem on my last interactive live event at a small interactive festival in Miami called FilmGate 2014. Over the past year, I have been focusing on a few core principles in my work. These are not rules, but questions I return to when making a piece of immersive / interactive work. Rules […]Read more "The Lost Children Live Experience FilmGate Miami 2014"
In Fall 2012, Epic Theatre Ensemble commissioned me to create an immersive “Transmedia Play”. The play is set in a bunker some time after an unspecified apocalypse, and deals primarily with transhumanism. One of the main characters is a devious Artificial Intelligence known affectionately as “Statler & Waldorf”. The first draft of the play was workshopped at […]Read more "CURRENT:GOOD 2013 EPIC BLUEPRINT WORKSHOP"
Web-based text-adventure game which coincided with the roll-out of the film Skyfall in Fall 2012.The game included a highly-scalable server architecture built on Amazon AWS. It is designed to handle any number of users, from 10 to 10 million. I architected the web-based software that manages player state through the game: including scoring, time-outs, success and failure and player communication. […]Read more "Are You Fit to Serve"