I am estatic to announce that starting at the beginning of November I will be starting a new job as a project manager at the Electric Sheep Company. I can’t say much more about the details before I start. But suffice to say it’s a dream job at a great company working with some of the coolest, most talented folks I’ve met in the real world or the virtual one.
Let me emphasize the radical nature of this move.
1. I’ll be working full-time on virtual world development
Over the past year, I’ve been focusing on breakthrough achievements and expanding opportunities in the metaverse for a variety of constituencies, from musicians to political activists to charities. Although some friends of mine have been planning a “real world intervention,” I do believe this newest of the New Media is an industry that is only going to grow and expand in the next years. As Philip Linden says, “We’re just the first people at the party.”
2. I’ll be working in the private sector
Not since flipping McDLTs at McDonalds in high school have I ever worked for a commercial firm. Most of my career has been a string of non-profit jobs, from counseling homeless people in downtown LA to administering a political asylum project in El Paso to my current position funding research on media policy issues in Manhattan. It’s been an exciting ride, and I don’t regret a minute of it. But in some way I have felt limited in my experience by only having worked in the non-profit sector.
After spending the last year and a half supporting research and advocacy on media issues, I will actually be creating new media. Whatever the longer term trajectory of my career, I think this experience will be important to add to my already wacky resume.
As I sat in Quaker Meeting a couple of weeks ago, pondering this big move, someone in Meeting spoke about how God asks you to step out in faith, to trust your inner light.
So many things in my life have been pointing me in this direction.
I’m taking that step.