User:Conor Russomanno

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Contact Me

Education

Interests and Strengths

  • Physics
  • Math
  • Computer science
  • Art/drawing
  • 3D computer graphics (Maya)
  • Game development
    • 2D
    • Virtual worlds
    • Character design
    • Level design
  • The human brain
    • Brain-computer interfacing (BCI)
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Exploring the limits of the relationship between technology and our minds
    • Ethics of interfacing the brain
  • Machine learning
  • Graphic novels
  • Rugby (specifically Columbia University Rugby Football Club)
    • Playing (when healthy)
    • Coaching
  • Production, direction, and coordination of collaborative ventures
    • Team-building
    • Project management
    • Establishing and meeting deadlines

Current Projects

  • An interactive mobile application for EEG biofeedback dubbed BrainSYNC
  • An early-stage and currently untitled sci-fi graphic novel:
This summer, I am bringing together a tight-knit team of exceptional artists, writers, and thinkers. This group will work with me to bring to fruition a graphic novel/movie script/graphic blog that I already have in the works (it's in a raw form). The story, set in the not-too-distant future, will be strongly supported by art and an elaborate world design.

The essence of this epic will toy with the notion of what it means to be human. It will bring to light the inevitable circumstance in which technology has led to a wide spectrum in man's cognitive state - the two ends of that spectrum being the purely organic and the entirely artificial. Throughout the story, the reader will face situations where he/she feels both hatred and empathy towards the human, the machine, and everything in between.

As far as the setting, the word "Earth" will no longer trigger the same mental construct as the word, "World." That should provide enough information to spark some creative thought and give you an idea of where we're headed.

And of course, the literary drug that'll keep bringing the reader back for more will be the intricate character development and the phenomenal circumstances that unite extremely diverse "people" from the far-reaching corners of the solar-system - or Universe (?) - in a tempest of drama.

Though I have some ideas flattened out, I do not intend be a dictator in the way this story and its art unfolds. It will be a team effort in the fullest. Contact me if you are interested in applying for a position to contribute.

Future Projects (?)

  • Comprehensive 3D random map generator for first-person shooters and MMOs
  • Mind-controlled google-goggles interface (once they are released)
  • Computer-assisted tabletop miniatures game
    • Similar to Warhammer 40K except that all physical game pieces are digitally linked with all-time stats, precise position, and current game state