Steve Anderson: creative director and webmaster
Steve is a PhD candidate in 20th Century American History at the University of California, Riverside. His dissertation focuses on mainframe computers in popular culture during the 1950s and 1960s. Steve is a coordinating member of Critical Digital Humanities at UC Riverside, a research collective of graduate students and faculty. Steve also works with the UCR Library on digital projects.
Matt Bouchard: game master
Matt is currently a PhD student in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and a researcher with the Semaphore Games Research Cluster. His dissertation work examines player meaning-making in minimalist games. More broadly, Matt is working on video game design, experimental interface design, visualization, and implementation advocacy. Professionally, he is an implementation and technology consultant for research groups and even a few businesses.
Andy Keenan: game master
Andy is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information and Semaphore Games Research Cluster. Andy has experience as a new media and information studies scholar, exploring how users encounter unfamiliar objects and critically evaluating the relationships between audiences and media. His current research looks at player experience in video games with a specific focus on the differences in gameplay practices between expert and novice players.