Simon

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Developer
Location Vasa, Österbotten, Finland
Introduction I work mainly as a designer of cross and transmedia formats. I also do research into the stuff we develop, get published, do talks etc. Interested in social media as well, and especially the connections between all this stuff and the storytelling possibilities opening up. This is all quite interesting, entertaining and actually even fulfilling. Also, it helps pay the mortgage. Happily married, three great kids.

Available for conferences, talks, workshops and consultancy on transmedia, cross media, multiplatform and format development. Contact via simon.staffans (at) gmail.com
Interests Media, music, literature, sports, family, friends, single malts, cooking, movies, IT-related stuff, football, travel, cross media
Favorite Movies Garden State I liked. Big Fish too. The Fellowship of the Ring-trilogy was fabulous. Jamon Jamon is quite cute. Blade Runner? Eternal Sunshine Of...? There will be blood? No country for old men? Juno? I'll have them all :) (Not updated since 2009 I think...)
Favorite Music Anything danceable - house / techno / acid / trance, the Garden State OST is also well worth checking out, as well as the Miami Vice OST. Also been listening to a lot of heavy metal lately, for some reason. The occasional Clash-album also gets its turn. Recently bought a mini-vinyl-player - heaven. Gotan Project is really good, Duffy as well. (Not updated since 2009 I think...)
Favorite Books Many too many... but, to name some, The Sandman novels - Neil Gaiman, The Riftwar Saga - Raymond Feist, The gates of Rome - Conn Iggulden, and so on. (Not updated since 2009 I think...)