Don Hopkins' Gallery
My name is
and I'm a hacker.
But not the evil kind that breaks into computers,
steals credit card numbers,
or works for the NSA.
I'm into user interface and graphics programming, research and design.
For fun I create and play with interactive graphical toys.
In real life, I'm working at
on a game designed by
- Playing with real time
is as much fun as putting
bars of soap,
and alluminum foil
in the microwave,
but much easier to clean up,
and don't smell bad!
- PseudoScientific Visualization
is a whimsical way of looking at deep and complex networks, like the map of the
Pseudo-Science meets Scientific Visualization:
get your free psychic reading now!
- I performed at the
show at CHI'90, demonstrating
at breakneck speed!
ScriptX DreamScape Demo
is a live performance I gave at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference,
that didn't crash! (If it did, I would have had to do push-ups on stage.)
is an Actualized Fantasy Screen Waster,
not to be confused with a virtual reality screen saver.
- I ported
twice: first the
then the multi player version on
It won some awards, and toured with the
at Lollapalooza '94.
- The X11 SimCity Demo
is a good example of
- Abbe Don helped me video tape this
HyperLook SimCity Demo
at the Exploratorium, that also shows many bizarre special effects you can get
is a real time visual programming language that I worked on for Levity
and Interval. It was originally called Body Electric, and was
designed by Chuck Blanchard at VPL for programming virtual reality.
- The Unix-Haters Handbook
chapter about the
was my attempt writing computer comedy.
- The NeWS Toolkit (TNT)
is an Open Look toolkit, that I helped develop at Sun. I used it to create
that lets you graphically order a pizza via fax!
- Levi Kruger
is a very talented artist, whose psychedellic artwork appears
on some of my