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ANTHONY: ^IfMine Profile
Title: Lead Designer
Website: Anthony Fontana
Social: Twitter – Facebook
Bio: Geek, Artist, Educator, Learning Technologist, App Designer, Graphic Novelist, Zen Buddhist and Father. Anthony Fontana is a Learning Technologist and an Instructor of Art at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Read more at: anthonyfontana.com/bio
When did you get your first computer? I’ve had a computer almost my whole life. My dad worked in computers, so we had an IBM. I learned basic, wrote a few things, and decided right then and there that I didn’t have patience to write code. One of my favorite games was SpaceQuest. It felt like you could do anything in that game. The truth was, you could type anything in to the command line… but most of it would hardly ever work. That taught me something about imagination as an element in gameplay.
Describe your early experiences with the Internet: My early experiences with the Internet involved playing an X-Men/Marvel Universe turn-based role-playing game in Prodigy forums online. Or hanging out with my friends huddled around a computer harassing people in local IRC rooms. I remember that… and the sound of dial-up.
What do you do when you’re not using tech? I like to sit and do nothing. Seriously. Sometimes it’s good to remember that we are human beings and not human doings. I love the quote, “Don’t just do something. Sit there.”
Also See: Meet Our Team & Meet The Team: Danielle
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A Thanksgiving wish…
“Take some more time this year and spread truth, happiness and peace. We can never be ungrateful for these in themselves.” – Joel Shiffler
What are you thankful for?
“[I'm] grateful for all the talented artists, writers and programmers who are testing ^IfMine!” – Anthony Fontana
“I’m thankful for the simple things – a healthy family, a roof over my head, food to eat – and the ability to connect with everyone associated with ^IfMine.” – Danielle Hunter
Happy Thanksgiving from The ^IfMine Team!
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