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December 2011 Archives

Video: Lived Through This

Produced a video in a few days: experimenting with singing acapella soundtrack to footage shot with a mobile phone. Sung bits include portions of "Dreams" by Allman Brothers Band, "Someone to Love" By Jefferson Airplane, "Cocaine Blues" by Luke Jordan" and an adaptation of Al Dubin & Joe Burke's "Dancing with Tears in my Eyes."

Screened at the December 2011 "Art Luck" hosted by Revel Art Collective / Pickle Jar in San Francisco. Woo hoo!

Shot on iPhone 4 and edited in Final Cut Pro X.

In November I had a chance to visit Lincoln Nebraska and address a class of students the Raikes School at the University of Nebraska there. The Raikes school is a live-in honors program combining computer science and business curriculum for students who want to learn how to make products and build companies. Raikes is an entrepreneurship program that is seeding new media companies across Nebraska and beyond, so I was honored to have a chance to share some of what I learned from running a company, and a bit about my career before as a freelance writer, and now as Director of Culture at ngmoco:).

"Game Development & Starting a Company" - A 35 minute video lecture on

Q & A with Justin Hall - 30 minutes more!

More information here from the excellent folks who provided this video


Thanks Steve Rhodes - from @tigerbeat on Instagram
June 2012 dancing in the streets of San Francisco with Ilyse Magy, photo thanks Steve Rhodes on instagram!

Hi, I'm Justin Hall and this here is a personal web site I've used to chronicle my time on earth since 1994. The content on the front page is relatively recent; if you search through the archives, you'll find old pieces of Justin. Some folks have indexed my doings on Wikipedia.

Twitter: jah
Facebook: Justinreach

eBooks by Justin Hall

I've published books for sale, somewhere else online! Behold:

Now available for the Kindle: A Story of GameLayers. My experience being CEO of a tech company, 2007-2009:

"A tell-all story of a startup from the very beginning, with lots of info about real-world fundraising. A more intimate look than you'll find in other business reads." says Irene Polnyi in a 5-star review on

A Story of GameLayers, for the Amazon Kindle.