Hi ya'll! My name is Sela, and I'll be one of your column-writing guides here at Nerd Girl Pinups. I'm basically your techie / geeky girl with a few little twists, and I'll be writing on a number of topics. My primary focus, however, will be to give you insights into the gaming world and a number of topics in game development. Yes, this means I make games – and yes, my life is even more exciting than that.
I'm a creative persona in many ways – I've shown art in California, seen my words published in print in New York, and would ultimately like to avoid coding for the rest of my life by writing music and creating sound effects for games. I'm a trained metalsmith, and I intend on honing my craft in the next year or so. While I'll be writing mostly about games and cool technology things, I may slip a number of references to these other backgrounds.
I'm also a terrible Twitter addict, so I'll probably come back to the subject often. I find social communities fascinating, and Twitter is a fantastic example, allowing a user to listen to another's thoughts without divulging her own. (You can, however, hear what comes from my crazy mind – I'm available as @sela_davis on Twitter –http://www.twitter.com/sela_davis)
Just so you can get to know me, I'll mention some of my favorite topics. I'm a huge fan of the academics of games (and yes, I have a full bookshelf of related books), sound creation and design, social media, gender in games, mixed media artwork, metalsmithing, and swords – the stabbier the better. If you want any other information, feel free to hunt me down on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sela-davis/4/949/9b) or check out some of my other articles at http://www.totalgamingnetwork.com.
Of course, you can always email me if there's anything. I enjoy feedback on the articles I write, so definitely pass them my way in the comments or by email! I'm happy to clarify anything, defend my position as much as possible, or even just chat. I'm available at firstname.lastname@example.org – and don't worry, I don't bite. Much.