The first TOCA ME in 2004, that was almost 20 years ago! It looks like we are going to spend our entire creative lives connected :) - that makes me happy.Amit Pitaru
and I met at a conference in London in 2000 only to discover that we lived a few blocks away from one another in Brooklyn. We became fast friends and cut our teeth together over the course of many years and many different collaborations.
At the heart of our work together has always been the creation of bespoke creative tools. More specifically, exploring the feedback loops between making one's own tools and practicing with them: “Up and down the ladder of abstraction”, as Bret Victor would say.
Most of Amit and my projects feel a bit like inventing a weird new musical instrument then practicing towards enough expertise and comfort with it to play a single big concert, then putting the instrument on a shelf and moving on to the next thing without looking back...