My full name is Thomas Michael Shea, but most of my friends call me Tom. On the Internet I occasionally use the alias thristhart. I was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, by a librarian and a sysadmin, and was raised with an unhealthly love of all things computers.
I currently attend the University of Advancing Technology in Arizona, studying Artificial Life and Robotics. I am particularly interested in emergent behavior and the applications of advanced artificial life to games and interactive mediums. I take part in Ludum Dare gamemaking competitions, and you can see my entries here.