Professor, Designer, Husband, Father, Gamer, Bagpiper

I'm a Professor at Georgia Tech, living in Atlanta. For most of my career, I've worked on mixed reality (mostly augmented reality, but more recently also virtual reality), 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.

In recent years, I've focused on social mixed reality. I spent time at Mozilla from 2016-2020, working on WebXR and related topics to help ensure the web is a safe, secure, open environment for augmented reality and virtual reality development. Most recently, I've become focused on the Climate Crisis, which has fueled my interest in using distributed, social mixed reality to support online conferences, meetings, and teaching.

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 in-town Atlanta has to offer, play the bagpipes, help out with technology at my kids schools, and play the occasional video game, especially Overwatch (I used to be pretty good at Rocket League, but don't play it much anymore).

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.

I've started mixing regular and micro blog posts. The 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 is at

Some recent posts

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