Staff & Boards
The MADE's staff is entirely volunteer:
- Manuel Tovar, Manager, is a performing artist studying from Mexican Folk to Contemporary Dance in different places in the SF Bay Area. He has also spent 8 years in working nonprofits in San Francisco such as Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts(YBCA). Right now he is taking a break from dancing to focus on running The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment. email@example.com
- Chris Wolf, Chief Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michael Tecson, Grant Writer, email@example.com
- Van Ha, Operations Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Krystle Ceccola, Director of Development, email@example.com
- Laurence Miotto, Director of IT, firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors:
- Alex Handy is an internationally published technology journalist with a dozen years of experience covering videogames, software development, and Bay Area culture. His work has appeared in Wired, the East Bay Express, Business Week, and the Software Development Times. He has won numerous awards for journalism, and his writings have been used in curriculum at Harvard. Slashdot once referred to him as "A well respected figure in games journalism." When forced to choose, his favorite game is Super Metroid.
- Dana R. Wagner is the General Counsel for Square, Inc., where he oversees legal, government relations, and compliance matters. He was previously a Director at Google Inc., where he oversaw the company’s antitrust and competition practice. Among other projects, Mr. Wagner worked on the FTC’s and the European Commission’s conduct investigations of Google, on regulatory matters related to Google-Yahoo advertising agreements in the U.S. and Japan, and on Google’s mergers with ITA, AdMob, and DoubleClick. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Wagner served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California. Before that, he served as a trial attorney for the United States Justice Department's Antitrust Division, where he was responsible for civil and criminal enforcement of federal antitrust laws. While working at the Antitrust Division, Mr. Wagner was also an adjunct professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. He received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.
- Don Kellogg is a senior researcher in the Nielsen company's telecom practice specializing in apps, network technologies, mobile operating systems and games. Don's research has appeared in the Economist, New York Times, International Business Times and the Harvard Business Review. He holds a BS in Business from California State University, Chico. Don is intensely interested in how mobile is changing the way we game and challenging concepts of interactivity and game design. If forced to choose, his favorite game would be Morrowind.
- Dr. Henry Lowood, Curator, History of Science & Technology Collections; Film & Media Collections at Stanford University. Dr. Henry Lowood received his B.A. in History (minor: Physics) from the University of California, Riverside. He received Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science and History and a Ph.D. (History of Science & Technology) from the University of California, Berkeley. At Stanford, he has been Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections since 1983, and Film & Media Studies since 2005. He is a lecturer in the Science, Technology and Society Program and the Introduction to the Humanities program at Stanford, and adjunct faculty at San Jose State University, in the School for Library and Information Science. Since 2000, he has been director of the How They Got Game Project in the Stanford Humanities Laboratory (SHL), a research project focused on the history of computer games and simulations; between 2004 and 2008 he was co-director of the SHL, as well. Among the many initiatives undertaken by the How They Got Game Project, he is curator of The Machinima Archive and the Archiving Virtual Worlds collection hosted by the Internet Archive and leads Stanford’s work on the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, funded by the U.S. Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He has published widely in history of science and technology, library and archival studies, and digital game studies. A complete c.v. is available on-line at: http://www.stanford.edu/~lowood/vita.htm
- Jennifer Sheppard was the Director of Marin Computer Resource Center (MCRC), a non-profit electronics refurbishing and recycling program in Novato, CA. Then she shocked friends and co-workers by suddenly quitting her job, and moving to a single-wide trailer, in the woods, on a dirt road, in central Alabama. She and her husband now have a daughter, 2 dogs, 2 pot-bellied pigs, 8 cats that have strayed up from the ravine, free-range chickens, a garden, and acreage the bank can never take away from them. She is a part-time school bus driver.
- Van Ha, Secretary, is mysterious.
- Jeffrey Malone, Treasurer, was former treasurer of the highly successful non-profit hackerspace, Noisebridge, in San Francisco. Jeffery is our "Tank."
The MADE's advisory board is made up of videogame historians, journalists and experts.
- Chris Baker
- Simon Carless
- Frank Cifaldi
- Darren Gladstone
- George Jones
- Wil O'Neal
- Thierry "Scooter" Nguyen
- Brandon Sheffield
- Jason Whong
- Chris Kohler
- Daniel Rehn
- Peter Cohen
- Al Sweigart
- Jason Scott
- Jon Peddie
- J. Michael James
The MADE's artist advisory board is still coming together. It is comprised of folks who create games, and are familiar with the processes and principles involved in game development. Please contact us if you would like to join.
- Derek Yu
- André LaMothe
- Chris Taylor
- Robin Arnott
- Rawson Stovall
- Ian Livingstone, OBE
- RJ Mical
- Steve Horowitz
The MADE is a 501(c)(3) center and museum dedicated to activities that engage participants with all forms of digital art and entertainment.
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