As the new Chief Editor of AMT Lab, I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. Originally from the small town of Tully, New York, I pursued an undergraduate degree in Theatre and English at Kenyon College. After several years of working at New York’s Broadway.com and Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre, I returned to school as a member of Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Arts Management program, and am now in my final year. I’ve long inhabited the role so familiar to readers of our blog – that of the “accidental techie.” Whether in my personal or professional life, my enthusiasm for all things tech has given me ample experience solving both hardware and software issues, as well as a healthy appetite for tech news. Last year, AMT Lab allowed me to feed my dual passions of art and technology, and I’m honored and excited to be taking over as Chief Editor from the incredible Katherine Schouten.
Based on the results of our 2014 reader poll, I have worked with the staff to create our research areas for the year. From these frameworks and our current contributor’s areas of interest, we’ve settled on a diverse set of material to serve your needs. Over the next few months, contributors will research their specific area of interest and share their insights as they progress.
In addition to all this, we have a full docket of product reviews, case studies, interviews, and of course, our “What’s On Your Phone Series.” On behalf of all of us at AMT Lab, I hope that you’ll visit regularly and join the conversation we hope to promote around the intersection arts and technology. Follow us at @techinthearts, share your comments on our posts, and feel free to reach out directly to me.