Who We Are Experts in the fields of climate science and game development. Dargan Frierson Associate Professor Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Washington Dargan does research on the global circulation of the atmosphere and is especially interested in how the hydrologic cycle might change with global warming. His outreach work includes giving talks, making YouTube videos, and writing songs about our planet’s climate. Rikki Parent Artist, Designer, Programmer Rikki is a UW graduate with a degree in Atmospheric Sciences. She is also an illustrator in traditional and digital arts and uses these skills to make environmental science fun and accessible for all ages. She created the art for Erode Runner, Soot Out at the 0C Corral, A Caribou’s Tale, 60 Second Sustainability, and EcoTrivia: Save the Animals. Her newest projects are a set of games for King County Water Treatment, and Sustainability Action Arena, a UW CSF project. Judy Twedt PhD student, Interdisciplinary Individual PhD Program Judy has a MS in Atmospheric Science and is working on creative climate communication. She is designing “environmental infosonics,” a term she coined, which use music to represent datasets about the natural world. She co-founded the Climate Change Speaker’s Bureau to talk to labor unions about climate change. She is the winner of the Husky Green Award and College of the Environment Award for Outstanding Community Impact. Alumni: Andrew McDonald Lead Developer/Programmer/Designer Andrew designed and programmed the location-based mosquito/NET app and the augmented reality game The Other World. He’s working on a city-builder game as well. Elisa Bonnin Graduate Student Elisa is a graduate student in oceanography studying ocean chemistry, and a published fiction writer. She is working on Cascadia and has contributed writing and storylines to Water Ways and Save the Pikas. Samuel Dassler Game Developer Samuel Dassler is a game designer with over 5 years of professional experience working in various studios in the Seattle area. His past work includes Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition, Galak-Z: The Dimensional, and Mekazoo. He received a Bachelor’s of Art in Game Design from DigiPen: Institute of Technology. He designed and programmed Erode Runner, A Caribou’s Tale, and the update to Infrared Escape. Andrey Butenko Undergraduate alumnus Andrey worked as a developer on Northlands: Arctic Choices and National Parks Adventure. Ben Celsi Undergraduate alumnus Ben designed Drop and did the art and much of the game design for Life of Pika. He has worked in IT and as an artist for the Daily. Alexey Beall Undergraduate alumnus Alexey programmed and designed the Dark Side of the Earth visualization. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington
Dargan does research on the global circulation of the atmosphere and is especially interested in how the hydrologic cycle might change with global warming. His outreach work includes giving talks, making YouTube videos, and writing songs about our planet’s climate.