The MADE’s staff is entirely volunteer:
- Manuel Tovar, Manager, Being the youngest person on staff Manuel Tovar has spent a little over a decade working in nonprofits in San Francisco. Places like Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) where he spent a lot of time working with the youth programs in the summer as well as handling theater production for plays. The last place he worked at was Yerba Buena Center for Arts (YBCA) as an Artist in residence for three years studying Contemporary art under master teachers from around the world. As of right now he has taken a break from the performing arts world to focus on running The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment . firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chris Wolf,Chief Curator, email@example.com
- Michael Tecson, Grant Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Van Ha, Operations Director, email@example.com
- Krystle Ceccola, Director of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laurence Miotto, Director of IT, email@example.com
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
- Anya Wright Anya Wright (Zavarzina) is mostly known as a designer and executive assistant to her husband Will Wright. When asked she usually replies with a smile, “I am a wife. But a really good one!” She doesn’t talk much about her life in Vladivostok, Russia (where she is from) but we do know that before she immigrated to the United States after the collapse of Soviet Union she was attending Far East University, studied English and Mandarin, was professional sprinter and, later a bodyguard. Right now she and her husband work together at their new startup Syntertainment Inc. and as Anya describes it, “We are together in everything”. Her primary interests include Art, Design and Psychology. “I like watching people”, she says, “I love hearing their stories. To me it doesn’t matter who you are; an ex-convict, or the President of the United States, as long as you are a good, decent person. I value sincerity and authenticity in people above all else. If it was up to me your reputation in this life would be your universal currency. You just can’t afford to be a scum in life.”
Anya and Will have 3 sons and live in San Francisco Bay Area.
- 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.
- Will Wright
- Derek Yu
- André LaMothe
- Chris Taylor
- Robin Arnott
- Rawson Stovall
- Ian Livingstone, OBE
- RJ Mical
- Steve Horowitz
- James Clarendon
- Ed Fries