I'm John Mars,

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a Creative Technologist who bridges the gap between the worlds of design and engineering.

I’ve built a portal to another dimension, told stories using motion-tracking and VR, and I even have a patent for mixed-reality haptics.

Companies I've worked with include

Google logo
Disney logo
Netflix logo
TikTok logo
Meta Quest logo
Lyft logo
Adult Swim logo
Android logo

Notable projects I've worked on are

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A series of playable cereal synthesizers powered by a custom AR web app.

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A life-sized portal that transported Comic-Con attendees into the world of Rick & Morty.

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A magical place where a group can see, feel, and interact with animated characters.

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An insanely realistic "robot" with VR and tactile controls.

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Ever wanted a bowl of halloween candy that never empties?

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VR experiences visible on the street for the holidays

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A series of permanent installations that showcase Google Cloud technology and partnerships.

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Showcasing NFTs and vending swag to RCC holders

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Text-to-image world building using Google Imagen

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Help teach kids to be safe online with interactive games and experiences.

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Design & concepting for Google's first foray into permanent physical retail.

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Show off some of the amazing things Google can do to help you have a wonderful weekend.

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Tools I use include

  • Three.js
  • Illustrator & Figma
  • Max / MSP
  • React (Next.js)
  • TouchDesigner
  • Node.js
  • 3D Printers & Laser Cutters
  • Arduino & Raspberry Pi
  • Unity

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