Marc believes that writing code is like digging a tunnel for a new subway – or is it like patching an analog synthesizer? or is it more like following tracks in the mud? The point is, he loves analogies and is interested in what we can do by connecting two things that haven’t been connected before, even if just to look at it and say ‘Hmm’.
Marc came to Stamen from the next BART stop down Mission Street, where he was an incubator artist at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, making digital audio/visual installations for fun and profit. He’s shown installation pieces at MUTEK.SF, and other events, and also given talks at Gray Area and the Union Square Apple Store about the first sentence of this biography. Twice a year, he teaches students at Gray Area about making synthesizers in your web browser and 3D environments.
Marc got his degree in computer programming in his native Kansas City and worked in the California music industry until realizing that Design was truly the wind in the sails of his programming career.
Ask him what’s on top of the 16th and Mission bus stop, he’d love to tell you about it.