Hi. My screen name is Number Kay. I'm a writer. I make games, and I used to do theater shows in tiny venues. Later, I worked at some big venues to pay rent, until they all shut down. Now I'm a professional game master for a small escape room company.
I've had a lot of jobs over the years to support my creativity: dish washer, retail packing and shipping and all kinds of warehouses. I've driven forklifts, been a notary, and I once spent six months behind the drive-through window at a Wendy's, saving up to move back to San Francisco.
That's where I live, with my fiancée and our cat. I was born here too, at what's now called "Zuckerburg" San Francisco General Hospital. Since then, I've watched the home of hippies and weirdos become the heart of Silicon Valley and shatter the whole world into tiny, ad-fueled echo chambers.
I took a web design class once, in 1996, back when the internet promised to create an open system of free association and creativity. Now we have a web where even personal websites all use corporate templates. That's why I created this website -- this abandoned interactive TV kiosk -- as much by "hand" as possible.
Those in power try to reduce the rest of us to mere numbers. My given name is Timothy Kay, but I want my work to help you remember that each one of us "numbers" is still an individual.
This program was brought to you today by the Number Kay.