Professor, Designer, Husband, Father, Gamer, Bagpiper
A long time ago, in a grad school far, far away (ok, Columbia University is in New York, which isn’t that far away) I’m a Principal Research Scientist at Mozilla, and a Professor at Georgia Tech, living in Atlanta. I’m interested in designing software to help non-geeks (i.e., people “not like me”) create interactive experiences that appear to live around them in the physical world, and in exploring the potential of these experiences to change how we work, play and live. These days, I’m particularly interested in using the web for augmented reality and virtual reality development, which I pursing at Mozilla.
I do consulting with The MacMynatt Group, a firm I founded in 2015. Prior to that, I ran Aura Interactive with Maribeth Gandy. In my spare time, I hang out with my wife and kids, try to enjoy some of the wonderful restaurants and walkable neighborhoods intown Atlanta has to offer, play the bagpipes, help out with technology at my kids schools, and play the occasional video game.You can find me on as profblair on Steam and XBox Live, or blairmacintyre on PSN. My Overwatch / BattleNet handle changes regularly.
In these pages you’ll find pointers to some of the projects I’ve worked on over the years, some articles I’ve written, and my blog, which focuses on augmented reality but also touches on education, games, design and occasionally politics.
Recent Blog Posts
And That's Why I never Embraced Medium
January 17, 2019
Using Hololens to augment 300-year-old model of Mont-Saint-Michel with real site
November 16, 2018
Narrative Games that Fail
August 26, 2018
I’ve started mixing regular and micro blog posts. The micro.blog idea is really interesting; a way to share small thoughts (like on twitter) but retain control over the content on your own publishing platform. My micro.blog is at https://micro.blog/blair
This site was created using Jekyll and a collection of open-source resources and examples of sites built and published in Jekyll. The style is based on the Tufte theme and the bibliography was created with Jekyll-Scholar. My son drew the 8 bit icon of me in the upper left corner.