About

Lindsay GraceBiography

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General

Lindsay Grace is a professorgame designerprogrammer and artist.

Lindsay is the Armstrong Professor of Fine Arts within Miami University’Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies and the School of Fine Arts.  He is the founding director of the Advergaming laboratory in the Armstrong Institute’s Games and Learning Center.

His research areas include game design, human-computer interaction, critical gameplay, and web design. He also writes about design and education. Lindsay has served industry as an independent consultant, web designer, software developer, entrepreneur, business analyst and writer.

Teaching [curriculum vitae / resume]
Lindsay joined the faculty of Miami University in 2009, where he holds a joint position between the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies and the School of Fine Arts. He has taught in digital interactive arts and writing at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago for 6 years. He also taught at ITT Technical schools and completed course writing for American Intercontinental University online.


Art,
Games , and Programming
Lindsay’s creative practice is focused on uses of interactive media to explore cultural standards. Extending the foundations of human computer interaction, play design and design anthropology, the work explores the ignored. This work is computer game, gallery art, animation, sculpture or some interdisciplinary amalgamation. Lindsay’s work primarily pursues educational experiences and editorial critique of the social relationship between computers, humans and each other. The medium is typically screen based, software informed and aesthetic. The work demonstrates patterns through their amplification or the exposition of their absence in common awareness. The Critical Gameplay project is the current focus of this work, turning pattern into rhetoric.

Commercial Work
Lindsay has completed several projects as an independent contractor for small to mid-sized businesses. He consults on aspects of business system design and usability design. His areas of expertise are computer graphics, interface development, web design, and middle-tier programming.

Professional Highlights

Make me an Offer Exhibit Recent Exhibitions [visual art]

writing Recent Publications [writing]

Presenting in Athens, Greece Recent Presentations:[presentations]

Conference presentation Committees

Conference presentation Awards and Grants

Cameras on Michigan Ave General Press:

On campus press:

Affiliations

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On the web:

More information may be found in any one of the following subdomains:

  • Aiihttp://Aii.LGrace.com/
    Information for Illinois Institute of Art students, including syllabi, course documents, and related resources.
  • Arthttp://Art.LGrace.com
    Descriptions of current digital art works, galleries and presentations.
  • Bloghttp://Blog.Mindtoggle.com
    My blog on digital media, interactive art and game related conferences, contests, and related information.
  • Camerahttp://Camera.LGrace.com
    A website introducing common terminology and concepts for describing camera movement. This micro site was created to provide my writing students an easy reference for scripting animated cut scenes in games. Last edited in 2006.
  • Cape Verde Narrativehttp://CapeVerde.LGrace.com
    The first few chapters of a narrative I am writing about my travels in west Africa.
  • Chicago Homicide Toolhttp://Chicago.LGrace.com/
    The micro site for my scientific visualization program to analyze geographic and chronological patterns in homicides.
  • Conversationshttp://Conversations.LGrace.com
    The micro site for a digital work named conversations.
  • Critical Gameplayhttp://www.CriticalGameplay.com
    Micro site for Critical Gameplay video game suite and exhbition
  • Interactive Travel Maphttp://ITM.LGrace.com
    Micro site for the Interactive Travel Map, a hastily “slapped together” program to create 3D interactive chronological histories of travel. The program allows the user to map any series of images to any 3D model, then create a timed animation rotating the model and moving through the image sequence.
  • L-Grapherhttp://LGrapher.LGrace.com
    A program to create 3D height-maps and height-map based animations. Best used with images from the Chicago Homicide Tool
  • LightDemohttp://LightDemo.LGrace.com
    Micro site for the OpenGL Light demonstration I wrote in 2005.
  • Medical Image ViewerMedical Image Viewer
    Micro site for the Medical Image (e.g. dicom, CT scans, etc) viewer I wrote. It uses several common algorithms for generating 3D images from common data files.
  • Miami Universityhttp://Miami.LGrace.com/
    Information for Miami University students, including syllabi, course documents, and related resources.
  • Music Boxhttp://MusicBox.Mindtoggle..com
  • Photographyhttp://Photography.LGrace.com/
    Micro site showcasing some of the geographic range of my photography.
  • Polyglot Language Gamehttp://Polyglot.LGrace.com/
    Micro site for the Polyglot language learning tool I created in 2008. More information is also available athttp://www.Polyglot3.com and http://www.PolyglotGame.com
  • Presentationshttp://Presentations.LGrace.com/
    Collection of documents from various presentations I have made in recent years.
  • Studentshttp://Students.LGrace.com/
    A collection of links to work my students have completed. It was maintained for 2 years, while I was teaching web design. The work of my Game Art students requires more bandwidth than this collection would rightly support. Legal issues also prevent me from hosting student work on my own servers. Please visit AI for samples of current student game work. Student game programming examples can be viewed at http://lg3311.aisites.com/games.htm
  • Zombie Masterhttp://Zombies.LGrace.com
    A micro site for a game prototype I released in 2005/2006. The game is very simple, and really doesn’t aspire to anything more than a tech test. I wrote the program to gauge how much my students could accomplish in a quarter. I wrote the game in just under 3 weeks, but it did get reasonable download traffic.

Professional Highlights

Make me an Offer Exhibit Recent Exhibitions [visual art]

writing Recent Publications [writing]

Presenting in Athens, Greece Recent Presentations:[presentations]

Conference presentation Committees

Conference presentation Awards and Grants

Cameras on Michigan Ave General Press:

On campus press:

About the Author

Lindsay Grace is a teacher, software developer and designer. He has served industry as an independent consultant, web designer, software developer, entrepreneur, business analyst and writer. Lindsay has a joint position between Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies and the School of Fine Arts. His research areas include human-computer interaction, creative and critical gameplay, and web design. He writes regularly about interactive media design and education.