Matt Parker is a new media artist and game designer.

He is a Professor of the Arts at the NYU Game Center and his work has been displayed at the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Academy of Music,the New Zealand Festival, Princeton’s Lewis Complex for the Arts, SIGGRAPH Asia, the NY Hall of Science, Museum of the Moving Image, FILE Games Rio, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, and many other venues.

His game Lucid was a finalist in Android’s Developer Challenge 2 and his project Lumarca won the “Create the Future” prize at New York Maker Faire 2010.  He created the game Recurse for the inaugural No Quarter exhibition at the NYU Game Center.  Recurse was a finalist for Indiecade 2010 and won the “Play This Now!” award at Come Out and Play 2012.

He was the founding Chair of IndieCade East in 2013-2015 and co-curated the Games for Change Conference in 2016 and 2018. He’s also an organizer with Come Out and Play.

He invented Fantasy Football Defense in 1998 while interning at Small World Sports.