Mark Phillips, CTO
Mark is a veteran Silicon Valley technology executive with over 25 years' experience starting up and turning around companies in multiple business domains, including games, healthcare, defense, publishing, manufacturing, education, and more.
He's also a widely-published author of computer-mediated and other experimental narrative, whose work is highly regarded by the five or six people in the world who care about experimental narrative. While TriadCity's his main effort, his other writing has been widely published in literary magazines and journals in the U.S. and around the world.
Mark believes that multi-user role-playing games are a form of literature, halfway between Pynchon and Star Trek's Holodeck. His goal for SmartMonsters is to contribute to the definition of the medium's characteristic forms and vocabularies. His belief is validated by The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism and the many academic courses in contemporary literature which cite TriadCity as an emerging literary form.
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