The MADE presently has two boards: a board of directors and a board of advisors. The board members are as follows, with bio’s as available:
- Russell DeGregory
- Alex Handy
- 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.
- Don Kellogg
- 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–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 Stanfords 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
- 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 away from them. She is a part-time school bus driver.
- Secretary: Zedd Epstein
- Contractor, data tech, secretary. Zedd gets things done. Zedd is our enforcer. Our “DPS,” if you will.
- Treasurer: Jeffrey Malone
- Jeffrey was formerly treasurer of the highly successful non-profit hackerspace, Noisebridge, in San Francisco. Jeffery is our “Tank.”
- 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
- Derek Yu
- André LaMothe
The MADE’s advisory board is made up of videogame historians, journalists and experts. The advisory board is specifically made up of people who watch the industry, rather than people who make the games.
The MADE’s artist advisory board is still coming together. We are in the process of recruiting members.