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Erik Loyer

Opertoon / The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture
Creative Director
Valencia, California
Combining elements drawn from video games and comic books with dynamic music, gestural control, and synaesthetics, Erik Loyer's artworks, websites, and mobile apps have garnered international recognition. Loyer is the creator of The Lair of the Marrow Monkey, one of the first websites to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, and Chroma, an award‐winning web serial. As Creative Director for the experimental journal Vectors, he designed over a dozen interactive essays in collaboration with leading humanities scholars, including the Webby‐honored documentary Public Secrets. Loyer founded Opertoon in 2008 to explore the storytelling potential of mobile devices, creating and publishing tactile narratives Ruben & Lullaby and Upgrade Soul, both IndieCade nominees, as well as Strange Rain, which reached the top of the App Store Entertainment charts. Loyer is currently the Creative Director of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture and its scholarly publishing platform Scalar.