Born in the year that men first walked on the moon, I spent most of my school lunch money on Time Pilot, Moon Patrol and Xevious...the dawn of the video game era.
I am old...some might say 'ancient', but I make up for this by systematically purchasing every gadget and gizmo that the 'young folks' are getting jiggy with.
My first computer was a ZX81...1 KB of ram (although I had the 16KB expansion pack), a 3.5 MHz processor and any colour on screen you liked (as long as it was black or white). As an art tool, it was somewhat...er...limited, but it slowly took over my life.
I am a techy kinda guy, with a techy kinda brain, but I do consider myself an artist as well.
Most of my artistic time is spent off the computer and as a sculptor/model maker at heart I love to stick bits of junk together to make something cool...or weird...or weirdly cool. I am one of the founders of new media studio Monkeystack.
I am now a full time Lecturer in Digital Media at Flinders University and my day to day job involves...well...making stuff work and teaching others to let their creative brain loose.