Doug “Droog” Sharp’s Ego Page
I write computer games and just finished a novel – Channel Zilch – about kickstarting the Singularity by stealing a space shuttle. I live in a remote lakeshore cabin in Wisconsin with two horrible dogs.
I coded and managed in Microsoft Research’s Virtual Worlds Group in the mid-90s. I gave talks on my Dramaton interactive narrative system at the Spring ‘95 American Association. of AI Symposium on Interactive Story Systems at Stanford and at the 1987 Computer Game Development Conference.
My next project is Palin/Cheney 2012, a scurrilous tour of a nightmare future:
My life has been punctuated by years of downtime due to recurrent epilepsy/Central Pain Syndrome which I “affectionately” call Brainrot. Exotic cognitive states are commonplace in my fiction. I am an involuntary hermit. The quiet of the North Woods allows me to work. I have developed neuroplastic techniques to relieve my pain.
Further Random Droogcentricity:
A playthrough of The King of Chicago on Youtube:
Margaret drew this for my 56th Birthday! Coolest birthday gift ever. Mika, Me, Travis, and a Flying Squirrel
One winter when Margaret was living at the cabin an ermine moved into her closet for a couple of weeks. She caught Herman the Ermine on video:
Wearing my Birthday Helmet, made by Margaret for my 47th:
Margaret and I make cool Birthday Helmets for friends.