This is the homepage of Jason McIntosh (/ˈdʒeɪsən ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ/), a writer and software toolsmith who lives in New York.
You can also learn what I'm up to right now.
The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, a charitable nonprofit I co-founded.
The Annual Interactive Fiction Competition, a yearly arts event I help run.
Fogknife, a general-interest blog, updated regularly.
Plerd, a minimalist blogging platform.
Sweat, a chatty and distracting workout timer.
A few open-source modules for the Perl programming language:
The Warbler’s Nest, an interactive fiction, 2010.
Barbetween, a reflective art installation, 2014.
Jmac’s Arcade, a series of monologues, 2006-2010.
Gamelab 2011, an introductory game-studies class, 2011
The Gameshelf, a public-access TV show about obscure games, 2005-2010
BumpySkies, an turbulence forecaster for commercial air travelers.
@EasternClock, a Twitter-based clock.
@AcrosticPi, a sculpture in word and number.
More projects on the jmac.org inventions page.
Perl & XML, written with Erik T. Ray, 2002.
Mac OS X in a Nutshell, written with Chris Stone and Chuck Toporek, 2003.
Volity, an open platform for networked strategy games, circa 2005.
ComicsML, a metadata proposal for comics, 2001.
Please note that the information at the following links is current only up to the most recent time I looked for work, in early 2021. At present, I am not available for employment opportunities.