Dekker, aka Phantom Astronaut, is an artist, writer, and musician. Entrepreneur and MovieMaker Magazines have called him a VR pioneer. His work connects futurism, the supernatural, dreams, isolation, violence, and folklore. Based in Los Angeles, Dekker has created work with artists including Devo, Bootsy Collins, Mystery Skulls, and Disturbed. His novella The Tea Goddess was an Amazon top 20 technothriller for ten years running and his film The Arcadian starring Lance Herniksen is currently available on streaming platforms and special edition VHS.
Dekker began his career as a photographer and filmmaker. His first experimental short Closed Circuit was commissioned by Miramax films as a companion to the Godrey Reggio / Philip Glass feature Naqoyqatsi. He founded the video on demand television network Illusion and launched Participant Media’s television network Pivot. He is the originator and instructor of Columbia College Chicago’s online VR producing program and the current organizer / curator of the Slamdance Film Festival’s DIG program.
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