Hi. I'm Mike.

I make experimental games, interactive art, and software tools. I thrive at the intersection of HCI and game design; most of my work uses nontraditional interfaces to spark intellectual curiosity about the wider world.

I'm based in Berlin, where most of my time is spent working on [REDACTED]. Before my current project, I helped make When In Rome, a tabletop game for smart speakers.

In the past, I've been fortunate enough to spend time in creative learning and research spaces such as the Recurse Center and the MIT Media Lab, where my research within the Playful Systems research group focused on storytelling at the intersection of experiential theatre, interactive fiction, and audio-based augmented reality.

I've also worked on great products and with great teams such as Words With Friends, Timehop, Etsy, and Pivotal Labs.

A few things I've made

This is a small selection of my projects. I have a complete list if you'd like to see more.

A few things I've written

There's plenty more for you to read on my blog.

Design and Technology

Code

Upcoming speaking engagements

"Making Games for 1920s Hardware"
Strange Loop. St. Louis, MO. September 26-28, 2018

"When 'Cross-Platform' Is An Understatement: Making Weird Physical Games With Web Technology"
Code Motion Berlin. Berlin, DE. November 20-21, 2018

Selected videos from previous talks

So THAT'S how my phone knows where I am!
!!con. New York, NY. May 12-13, 2018

When 'Cross-Platform' Is An Understatement: Making Physical Games With TypeScript
TSConf. Seattle, WA. March 12, 2018

Real-world roguelikes: procedural generation in the physical world
Roguelike Celebration. San Francisco, CA. November 11-12, 2017

Making Weird Things With Deep Machine Learning
IndieCade East, April 2016

I also help organize Roguelike Celebration, an annual conference about games and procedural generation!

...But wait, there's more!

Want to get in touch for any reason? Feel free to reach out via your preferred method of communication. I accept carrier pigeons, smoke signals, and singing telegrams, but I'd probably recommend email.

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