Daniel L. Potter

Web Designer, UX Designer, and Writer in Santa Barbara, California

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I am a creative technologist and essay film scholar -- both freelance -- currently living in Santa Barbara, California. I write and manage the main Chris Marker site, chrismarker.org. Technically, I feel most at home coding CSS and HTML, though I have considerable JavaScript and PHP experience as well.

My heros are Yeshe Tsogyal, Andrei Tarkovsky, Kafka, Borges, Dylan, Garcia, Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Paul Klee, Terry Riley, Hans Blumenberg, Alexander Kluge, Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, Paul Virilio, Pete Namlook, Henry Miller, Rudolf Steiner and Marko Pogačnik, just to name a few. I also read a lot of science fiction. My latest discoveries are N.K. Jemesin and Nnedi Okorafor. I miss Iain M. Banks, but am keeping up with Neal Asher.

I am also an espresso fiend, ambient otaku, book collector and fan of all sorts of Renaissance and post-Renaissance writers, not least Llull, Bruno, Montaigne and Pascal. My research focus is the art of memory.

My favorite city is Berlin, where I lived the year before the wall came down and whose Berlinale film festival is my favorite vacation activity (well, skiing in Crested Butte while staying at Elevation is awesome too).

You can navigate to chrismarker.org to read my blog. If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to say hello through any of the social links below.

  • Work
    • WindWaterWeb
  • Education
    • Stanford University
    • Cornell University
    • Freie Universität Berlin
    • WW Universität Münster