Saturday, April 30, 2005

avantgame.com

avantgame.com

From her bio:
I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies with a designated emphasis in New Media Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.  I'm also a member of UC Berkeley's Alpha Lab in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a resident game designer for the Berkeley Institute of Design.

Outside of academia, I am an active game designer (high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech), currently with 42 Entertainment (named Most Enterprising New Business in the 2005 Best of the Bay).  I specialize in massively-collaborative game models and games that are played in everyday public spaces. Some of them have won awards (I Love Bees won the 2005 Innovation Award from the International Game Developers Association and was honored by the New York Times' 2004 Year in Review; the Go Game was named "Best Way to Rediscover Your City" in 2002.) Most of my creative projects are covered by strict Non-Disclosure Agreements or secret blood pacts, or both. However, I give away some of my secrets here.

...and lots of pictures of herself. {aside: is there some inverse relationship between academic tech/design involvement and actual well designed personal/public websites?}

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