My name is Shane Liesegang.

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I'm a Jesuit novice in the California Province. If this is surprising to you and you're thinking, "wait, I thought Shane made video games or something," please check out my FAQ regarding this particular life change.

In the past, I worked at Sony Santa Monica, Bethesda Game Studios, Electronic Arts Los Angeles, ever so briefly at Walt Disney Imagineering, and with Disney Playmation.

I went to The University of Virginia for undergrad (Cognitive Science and Theater, Computer Science minor) and Carnegie Mellon University for grad school (Entertainment Technology Center).

I used to make robots, which is why I have my name on Patent 8,307,295, but I have mixed feelings about software patents in general. I also used to make Twitterbots, and still might occasionally.

I don't generally like getting emails from randos or spambots. However, I love to receive emails about: burritos, the Jacksonville Jaguars, typography, computer science education, film scores, political and social history, social justice, immersive theater, Nordic live action role-playing, karaoke, irrational travel, the Polyphonic Spree, afrofuturism, spirituality in popular media, hiking, and baking.

If you need to get in touch with me about any of these subjects, my email address is my last name at a popular search engine company's webmail service.

If you're interested in occasionally hearing about what I'm up to, I have a newsletter. You can sign up for it!

I tweet @OptimistPanda far more than I should. If you only need a quick response, that's probably the best way to reach out.

I am on Facebook. As far as I know, I'm the only Shane Liesegang there. Unless I have met you in real life, though, I am probably not going to accept your friend request. Nothing personal. Let's be public pals on Twitter.

I also have an Ask page for some reason? I'm not sure why. Your guess is a good as mine.

My public key is available at my Keybase page.


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