Greg Vargas

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Hi! I'm Greg.

I'm looking for work in the games industry in San Francisco. I have experience as a human-computer interaction researcher, a QA tester for Skylanders Trap Team and BioShock Infinite, and a programmer. I also have a master's from MIT in Computer Science & Engineering and a bachelor's in Computer Science & Engineering and Comparative Media Studies.


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Projects

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Advanced Identity Represenation Project

A tool for transcending the simplistic categorical structures of Facebook and discovering the humanity hidden in the metadata.
Publications:
D. Fox Harrell, Greg Vargas, Rebecca Perry
International Conference on Computational Creativity 2011
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4chan and /b/

A qualitative study of the unique behavior found on /b/, specifically in regards to its anonymity and ephemerality.
Publication:
Michael Bernstein, Andrés Monroy-Hernáandez, Drew Harry, Paul André, Katrina Panovich, Greg Vargas
Conference on Weblogs and Social Media 2011.
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list-it

A simple, lightweight note-taking tool to help you capture loose information scraps.
Publication:
Max Van Kleek, Michael Bernstein, Katrina Panovich, Greg Vargas, David Karger, mc schraefel
CHI 2009
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Handsaw / Spime Builder

Tools for manipulating and visualizing 3D informaiton using a box with a light under it.

Publications:
Leonardo Bonanni, Greg Vargas, Neil Chao, Stephen Pueblo, Hiroshi Ishii
Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2009
Leonardo Bonanni, Jason Alanso, Neil Chao, Greg Vargas, Hiroshi Ishii
CHI 2008

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