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Mark Stephen Meadows

Mark Stephen Meadows (aka Pighed) is an artist and writer with over 15 years experience in interactive media. Founder of HeadCase Humanufacturing he has also spent time at Xerox-PARC, Stanford Research Institute, Construct, and The Waag. The author of Pause & Effect, The Art of Interactive Narrative, he helped build the third commercial web server (1992), the first open-protocol 3D multi-user environment (1997), and has won awards such as the Ars Electronica Golden Nica and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's highest honors. Currently writing a book on avatars titled "I, Avatar" he is based in Los Angeles where he lives on his boat, paints, writes, and occasionally plays accordion.