My name is Jos van Tol, and this domain (with its rather unimaginative name) is mine. I am a computer programmer who specializes in low level graphics and audio programming and “creative coding”.
You can contact me via email. At the moment I do not accept job requests / work inquiries.
In my spare time I am working on a video game.
It’s a action puzzle game built from scratch. The rendering engine was the basis for the Trippr application and is currently being extended to work as a full game engine.
I code mostly 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)