BLERX I decided to learn Unity and C#, and BLERX is the first fruit of that endeavor. A silly, retro, over the top arcade game in the breakout tradition, but evolved. Now available for iOS and Android -- enjoy!
FREEFORM NONSTOP Is it possible for ad-supported media to not suck? That was the challenge, and Nonstop was our answer -- it was a ground-breaking loyalty program that rewards viewers for watching Freeform (and interacting with sponsored content) with points that they could then use to watch programming without the commercials. An ad model for the on-demand age, Nonstop gave consumers the choice and control they are undeniably clamoring for, and I'm really proud of it.
KAMIO A discursive image-based social network for the remix age. We built a sticker and GIF search engine and let users add them to their photos, all back in 2012-2013, long before these features were de rigueur in apps like Instagram and Snapchat. I'm was a co-founder and head of product. A truly magical time. The site and app are down now, but here's a video a user made that shows it in action.
CROSSWORD CONSTRUCTION Oh man have I fallen for this hard. I've been doing the NYT crossword regularly since my job "guarding" the Swarovski exhibit at the List Art Center in the summer of 1994. (Those were the Eugene T. Maleska days.) Only now have I delved into the nerdy, arcane, and really quite delightful world of construction. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to share my puzzles, but the link above goes to a Dropbox folder of all my completed puzzles so far.
WEREWOLF An online version of the social manipulation game known variously as Werewolf and Mafia. Mostly a project to hone my coding skills, and have some fun doing it. Ruby on Rails, using Faye for real-time messaging.
MEAN SPIRIT'D ROBOTS A lo-fi music project I began in the 90s, and occasionally return to today. I've had the great honor of appearing on compilations with the likes of The Mountain Goats, Simon Joyner, and Franklin Bruno. Slightly bent four-track cassette bedroom pop anthems.
DREAMERIST A site for dreams. My first Rails project, it's a place for people to record and share their dreams, with an ultimate mind towards seeing if patterns emerge in aggregate. Never quite launched publicly, but it still holds a special place in my heart.