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My parents showed me what this machine could do. The press of keys turning into words, turning into sentences; the way stories could spin out of the screen. The way I could say "hello, world," and the world would answer.

Beyond QBasic, beyond GOTOβ€”I wandered into the web. Before I could learn to flinch fully from enthusiasm, I spilled it onto Geocities; pages about the things I loved, the >body< made manifest between zeroes and ones. The daydream of all the things I loved. A way to say, here I am.

I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and animate arts from Northwestern University.