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?