David Fox Bio
David Fox has been involved with new media and technology since he and his wife
Annie, co-founded the world’s
first public-access microcomputer center in 1977. Marin Computer Center was a prototype for bringing new technology to
David is Secretary / Treasurer for NewsTrust Communications.
Previously, David served as technology director at NewsTrust, spearheading engineering and web development on our site.
co-authored the books Computer
Animation Primer, Armchair
BASIC, and Pascal
then in 1982 became one of the founding members of the Games Division at Lucasfilm
Ltd. (now LucasArts
Entertainment Company). During
his 10 year stay with LucasArts, he was the designer, project leader, and one of the programmers for the games Rescue
on Fractalus!, Labyrinth, Zak
McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure. He also worked on Maniac Mansion as the primary script
his last two years at LucasArts David was Manager of Entertainment Software on Mirage (a
collaboration between LucasArts and Hughes Aircraft Corporation). This multi-player, networked location-based
entertainment system was intended for theme parks.
After leaving LucasArts, David was a Senior Game Designer at Rocket
Science Games, then worked as a freelance
consultant on several games.
In 1996, David joined LiveWorld Inc./Talk City, an
Internet community provider, as their Director of Kids and Entertainment Programming. During his four years at the company,
he produced The
InSite, a website for teen empowerment, helped produce a home page offering for use by Talk City’s 4 million
members, and launched several online chat games. He then became the Director of New Content, finding and implementing
new technologies within Talk City.
In 2001, David returned to immersive gaming at Xulu Entertainment,
producing their motion simulator project. Then he produced and designed a prototype of an educational game for Learning
Friends under a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
In the run-up to the 2004 election, he was active on the Dean Media Team, doing video and Web production
for the Howard Dean campaign (www.Switch2Dean.com) as well as
building a Web log (blog) for Simon & Schuster featuring Dean’s book, Winning
More recently he co-designed and implemented websites for authors David
McCullough and Terry Gamble, The
Ayrshire Foundation, Alaska
Federation of Natives and Marin Democrats, all
with graphic designer Daniel Will-Harris.
When not playing with computers David enjoys science fiction, good films, photography,
video making, and taking long walks with Annie through the hills of Marin County, California. They
have two grown kids.
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