Professor, Designer, Husband, Father, Gamer, Bagpiper

I'm a Professor at Georgia Tech, living in Atlanta. I'm interested in social mixed 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 been interested in making sure the web is a safe, secure, open environment for augmented reality and virtual reality development, which I pursed at Mozilla from 2016-2020. More recently, I've become focused on the Climate Crisis, and begun working on 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 intown Atlanta has to offer, play the bagpipes, help out with technology at my kids schools, and play the occasional video game (I used to be pretty good at Rocket League and Overwatch, but don't play them 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 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.

Some recent posts: