Almost all of my flying is to deliver invited lectures at academic institutions. While I have certainly enjoyed the opportunity to see the world at others’ expense, I have grown increasingly reluctant to travel by air. Of late I have begun providing lectures over the Internet rather than delivering them in person — but these are not as effective.
My degree is a master of science in physics, but my reputation comes from my work in computer game design and interactive storytelling. I was one of the first generation of game designers and made many contributions to the field. My work on interactive storytelling is still well ahead of other stuff — so far!