Michael Mastermaker is an educator, illustrator, and technologist with over 20 years of industry experience. He has a background in software design in the area of supplemental education materials and tools to aid in the instruction of the developmentally disabled. His experience includes web development, design and implementation for clients from a variety of industries. Mr. Mastermaker has been able to take these skills into the arena of higher education, with faculty roles and teaching assignments at Briarcliffe College, Nassau and Suffolk Community colleges, The Parson’s School of Design and others.
He is currently an associate professor at Farmingdale State College. As a member of the Visual Communication faculty at Farmingdale, he is actively involved in curriculum development in the area of technology driven design, serves on the NASAD (programmatic accreditation) committee, and chair’s the department’s assessment committee. Mr. Mastermaker’s research agenda currently explores design fiction and narrative in the area of altered reality and blended spaces technologies.