Atul Varma is a design-driver engineer that enjoys building bridges of understanding between humans and machines. Varma likes to construct metaphors people can relate to and uses them to explain technology in a way that liberates, excites, and empowers.
As a Processing Fellow in 2016, Varma created a p5.js-widget, a tool for educators to embed interactive p5 sketches in their learning content. He also improved the error feedback of p5.js to help novice coders.
Eyebeam Project Resident (2015 – 2016):
Minicade (2014 – 2015)
In collaboration with Chloe Varelidi, they designed Minicade.
Game Jams are events in which small teams of individuals create tiny games over a short period of time. Unfortunately, it can be hard for newcomers to make their first game; it can also be difficult to showcase the final output of the event.
Minicade attempts to solve these problems by allowing anyone to use their Web-based tool of choice to create their game and add it to a “playlist” of mini-games that can be played as one giant game. Additionally, it consists of the Minigame Maker, which is a mobile-friendly way to create such games using a simple block-based visual programming language, and subsequently “level up” by examining the generated HTML5 source code of their game and tinkering with it.