When William Bares was young, he loved video arcades. He mostly studied the games — sketching their graphics, examining how they worked, noticing their stories.
At home, he used an Atari computer to practice making graphics. Soon, he was programming his own games.
Flash forward. As an associate professor of computer science at Whitman College, Bares uses computer programming and advanced equipment to create surprising, accessible, story-rich digital experiences.
His Immersive Stories Lab gives students an opportunity to discover the thrill he felt in the arcade. "I hope they become inspired to create the amazing," he says.
From Whitman College
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