I’m Jos van Tol, and this domain (with its rather unimaginative name) is mine. I am a programmer who specializes in research and development, and “creative coding”.
I am working on Motorik.
It’s (trying to be) a game engine built from scratch which I hope to finish and release sometime in the far future. It was the basis for the Trippr application and is currently being extended to support my research in procedural content generation and AI.
I code mostly on macOS, iOS and Linux in the C language and write my own custom tools.
Languages: C / Objective-C / C++ / Java / Max / HTML / CSS / ChucK / Csound
Libraries: SDL / Cocoa / openFrameworks / Processing
Previously I was a rock star.
After my years at the Utrecht School of Arts (Art & Technology, ’08 – ’12) I spent a few years recording and touring the world as a drummer and musician. Mostly with my good friend Jacco Gardner. I also played in a lot of different acts on multiple instruments. Ranging from improvised jazz and hip-hop to hard rock covers. In the meantime, I released a few solo records under the Heartsnatcher moniker.
A list of cool people.
- Ron Gilbert (programmer) SCUMM / Monkey Island / Thimbleweed Park
- Casey Muratori (programmer) The Witness / Handmade Hero
- Daniel Shiffman (programmer) The Nature of Code
- Steve Grand (programmer) Creatures
- John Carmack (programmer) Wolfenstein / DOOM / Quake
- Will Wright (programmer) Sim City / The Sims / Spore
- Casey Reas (artist)
- Larry Cuba (animator)
- John Whitney (animator)
- Hans Richter (animator)
- Kim Cascone (musician)
- Ryoji Ikeda (musician)
- Yuri Landman (musician)
- Luigi Russolo (composer)