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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation artist, filmmaker
Location Ithaca, NY, United States
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Introduction I have been professionally involved in art and technology since 1965 in fields such as film, special effects cinematography, theater, puppetry, computer graphics and New Media. Before joining Ithaca College I taught at Digital Worlds Institute, was Special Effects Supervisor for SZM, the premier broadcast studio in Munich, Germany, in charge of visual effects. I designed the virtual reality environment for Paramount’s production “Virtuosity”, starring Denzel Washington and Rusell Crowe. I was Creative Director for the broadband division of R/ GA and Associates in NY and Vice-President of Creative at Agency.com in NY where I worked for Fortune 500 clients. I have been involved in the game industry since 1988 as a designer and art director for companies such as Electronic Arts, Brøderbund and Sierra Online, bringing my special effects film experience into the game world. My current interests include robotics and animatronics and bridging the virtual with the real world.
Interests Art, film, theater, robotics, drawing, painting, breaking and making things, learning.
Favorite Movies Un condemne à mort s'est échappé, Bresson, Buñuel, François Truffaut, Maysles, Goto L Ile D Amour, Blanche, Ken Loach, Renoir and of course Andrei Tarkovsky's films
Favorite Music Blues, Bob Dylan, John Fahey, Tom Waits, Hildegard von Bingen, Piazzola, Mozart, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Erik Satie, Harry Partch, a lot more.
Favorite Books Any Borges book, Garcia Márquez, Tolkien, Ghormengast

When you open your eyes underwater, do you ever worry that you'll drown?

I remember the first time I opened my eyes in the purest, perfectly clean water of a sacred Cenote in Yucatan. Drowning never crossed my mind, I was too absorbed by the beauty of a new world.