Frequently Asked Questions

Well, not really; I just kind of made them up.



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?
I'm a software engineer living in Chicago, specializing in interactive media development. I build games and apps for both mobile and web using technologies like C#/Unity, ActionScript 3/Flash, Lua/Corona, and JavaScript/HTML5.

Who do you work for?
I work for Synapse Games as a developer of web and mobile games, such as the recently released Tyrant Unleashed. I also teach classes in game development at Columbia College Chicago, and have created digital artworks in collaboration with Mark Skwarek. We've shown 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
globe-trotting post-modern
half-korean, half-caucasian
young male terran homo sapien
liberal united states citizen
disgruntled populist agnostic
biologist/animator/programmer
intelligence agent

Anyone ever tell you that you look like Keanu Reeves?
Yeah, I get that a lot.



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