I had to review my resumé recently to create two paragraphs for a couple of “Board members” pages. I have a small pile of academic appointments and jobs that I can put into a bio. But to me there’s an interesting additional component in lives that are filled with creativity and great breadth of experience. All of which I find hard to describe in the standard bio format.
So where do I put “created and operated a half dozen mixed-reality real-world interactive games that combined phone, email and SMS messaging in a follow-the-trail-through-the-real-world storyline” — on a bio?
And where do I put “recorded 8 albums of experimental music” on a resumé that is so heavy with Computer Science credits?
I guess mostly an artist’s bio is his or her portfolio, isn’t it?
The other bios on one of the sites were full of long lists (dozens in some cases) of awards and faculty appointments and jobs and such. I opted for a much shorter format.
Damn — it sounded like an obituary in both cases.
How do people who are basically geeks and tech people deal with this? I suppose having multiple resumés would work if you were applying for a specific job, but what if you’re just trying to give a reasonable profile of what you are really about?
The six “business cards” in the illustration are the six “goddess” cards corresponding to hints sent by SMS or Email to phones in The Goddess Game of 2009. Spoonman (Mark Petrakis TeleCircus pARTyScience) engineered the artistic side of the game, and we played it at two events in late 2008, including their 2008-2009 New Year‘s Eve Sea of Dreams bash.