Chris loves his pug and Yankee candles.

Senior Front-end Developer

Chris isn’t exactly addicted to video games, but he does like them—a lot. With his Pug, Henry, by his side, most weekends are spent in Virtual Reality or playing the latest Blizzard Entertainment title. At work, with headphones in place, he works to the music of Animal Crossing and the shenanigans of The Attack podcast. That’s how he’s created outstanding interactive tools and e-communications for brands like MasterCard and Keep America Beautiful.

Before Taylor: Chris graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Interactive Digital Design before doing web design and development in Watertown for a number of years.

Recommended digital field trips: Reddit.comHis Pug’s Facebook Page

Recommended IRL field trips: A trip to a Butler Café in Japan

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Flippy the Burger-flipping Robot

Manufacturing facilities often use robots to handle repetitive tasks, McDonalds has started using self ordering kiosks rather than human cashiers, and cars are becoming autonomous. Our robotic future is starting to become reality. Now, a restaurant in Pasadena, California, called CaliBurger, has employed a burger-flipping robot named Flippy.

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My Choice for Most Creative Game of the Year: Stardew Valley

2016 has now finally concluded. Many consider 2016 to be the worst year in recent memory. Not many good things came out of it. That’s why, to me, the video game Stardew Valley was a breath of fresh air when I discovered it Christmas week. Stardew Valley is a video game. To be specific, it is a… Read More

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Shelter the Animation

Japanese animation (anime for short) is something I enjoy on occasion. Some of the most creative animation I have ever seen has come out of Japan. Whether you know it or not,  you have probably seen some anime yourself at some point (Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Speed Racer etc… are all anime). Due to it’s… Read More

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Twitch.tv Announces Twitch Prime

For over 4 years, I’ve enjoyed an entertainment website known as Twitch.tv. Twitch is a website for gamers to consume gaming related content—creative content such as costume making, game design, variety shows, coding, and even Social Eating. Gamers can either live stream their gameplay (or show) for an audience to watch on Twitch, or you can be… Read More

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No Man’s Sky: A Game as Big as the Universe

I’ve been curiously following the development of an incredibly ambitious video game called “No Man’s Sky” since its first appearance in December of 2013. Sony officially announced the game as a Playstation 4 console exclusive at E3 2014. No Man’s Sky has been described as a space exploration game with elements of crafting, space combat and… Read More

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Has Kickstarting Gone Too Far?

Crowdfunding has become something somewhat normal over the past few years as sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become mainstream sites. Some truly amazing things have come out of kickstarter such as the Pebble smartwatch, the Reading Rainbow reboot, and a new Veronica Mars movie. This has caused a huge influx of crowd funded campaigns… Read More