Shane Liesegang, SJ


Shane having just finished reading <cite>Brunelleschi’s Dome</cite> at the Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking Florence in May of 2015

Me, having just finished reading Brunelleschi’s Dome at the Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking Florence in May of 2015.
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I’m a Jesuit theologian in the USA-West province. I currently live in Boston, Massachusetts, studying at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

Just prior to starting theology studies, I lived in Beirut, Lebanon, working as the Regional IT Officer for the Jesuit Refugee Service. Before that, I was at Fordham University in New York doing dual masters programs in Philosophy and International Political Economy & Development.

Before I entered the Jesuits, I spent over a decade as a game developer and writer, working at Sony Santa Monica, Bethesda Game Studios, Electronic Arts Los Angeles, ever so briefly at Walt Disney Imagineering, and on some interactive projects with Disney Consumer Products.

I went to the University of Virginia for undergrad (Cognitive Science and Theater, Computer Science minor) and Carnegie Mellon University for my first round of grad school (Entertainment Technology Center).

I used to make robots, which is why my name is on Patent 8,307,295, but I have mixed feelings about software patents in general. I also used to make Twitterbots, but not the evil kind.

I don’t generally like getting emails from randos or spambots. However, I love to receive emails about: burritos, typography, computer science education, film scores, political and social history, social justice, immersive theater, karaoke, irrational travel, the Polyphonic Spree, afrofuturism, spirituality in popular media, hiking, and baking.

If you need to get in touch with me about any of these subjects, my email address is my last name at a popular search engine company’s webmail service.

If you’re interested in occasionally hearing about what I’m up to, I have a newsletter. You can sign up for it!

I tweet @OptimistPanda far more than I should. If you only need a quick response, that’s probably the best way to reach out. I also have multiple accounts on Mastodon, but still figuring out what I want to do there since I haven’t simultaneously abandoned Twitter. Taking a break from Twitter and Twitter-like things for a bit.

I am on Facebook. As far as I know, I’m the only Shane Liesegang there. I have a policy, though, of only friending people who I have met in real life. Nothing personal.


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