Writer, director, and artist. I’m an advocate of compassion toward animals and I’m involved in several social change experiments about the economy, the environment, cultural acceptance, and freedom of speech / expression. I’m a contributing writer for Nation of Change. I consider myself a spiritual atheist.
Incomplete and rambling biography:
I began photographing major label recording artists for a variety of national publications at age 16. I’ve won award from nice people like the Slamdance Film Festival and worked with great folks like Miramax and Paramount. I founded some cool pop culture stuff like Illusion On Demand (grown from an IPTV channel to being available in most parts of the country through major carriers like Dish, Fios, Charter, RCN, and U-Verse. Sold in 2008 to Avail-TVN), Tentacle Grape, and 8bitFM. Gawker was nice enough to showcase some of my art.
Some people have said positive things about my projects, like:
“8BitFM is a bottomless font of chip-tune brilliance.” - GameTap
“It [Tentacle Grape] is also perhaps the best name I’ve ever seen for a product you actually ingest.” - Mike Fahey, Kotaku
“Copping to the shortcomings of his goofy source material, Dekker says he upped the ante with accurate science, adult situations and monsters designed to evoke actual fear rather than giggles.” - Hugh Hart, Wired
“With plenty of exciting characters and an original message for today’s world, “The Tea Goddess” is an intriguing and fast paced read not to be missed.” - Midwest Book Review
I have a few projects currently in production over at Fringe Majority.
Hey! I heard you did some kind of tech stuff! Well, you heard right… kind of… I’m not regularly involved in technology but I co-developed the location-based social networking platform “Flok.to”, the electronic comic book publishing platform “Ash Can”, and I used to be involved with the ALICE Foundation for artificial intelligence. I’m always excited to see how technology brings people and their ideas together for good.
I’ve also been on the Board of Communications at Stevens Institute of Technology and the Digital Media Advisory Board of Rasmussen College. I hope you enjoy all the stuff I say and make. :)
This blog is mostly for editorials, lists, and professional stuff. Tumblr is my internet junk drawer of random weirdness (worth the trip). Twitter is for my short quips. Facebook is mostly a mash-up of all of those. But if you follow me on everything you won’t miss a chance to be either entertained by me or pissed off at me.