Founders & Facilitators


Zoe Sandoval

Zoe is currently a graduate student in the Digital Arts + New Media MFA program at UC Santa Cruz. Their interests include installation art, play theory and interactive design. Previously, Zoe worked at UCLA as a project manager at the Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP) in the School of Theater, Film and Television. At REMAP, Zoe helped produce interactive storytelling workshops that were at the cutting-edge of arts and technology research. These experiences included the Google funded Future of Storytelling effort, local initiatives with California State Parks and other organizations. Zoe’s expertise is in documentary video production, motion-tracking, interactive design, and project management.


Matthew Ragan

Matthew has worked as an Educational Outreach Counselor for the federally funded Upward Bound (TRiO) program, and as a Faculty Developer for Keene State College’s Center for Engagement, Learning, and Teaching (CELT). He received his MFA from Arizona State University in Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Performance in 2015. His MFA work focused on the intersection of traditional turn-key tools for live production, and new approaches for breaking boundaries between performers and media systems. Matthew specializes in creating interactive systems for digital environments and has a robust archive of teaching resources for the creative-coding community. He is currently working as an Interactive Engineer for Obscura Digital, a creative studio in San Francisco.