Al Biles is a professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT, where he teaches software development, computer music, and interactive media courses to students in RIT's Game Design & Development and New Media programs. He has been developing GenJam since 1993 and performs with it a couple of times a month. He also performs with people as well, and he honestly can't decide which he prefers playing with. Al will soon launch an open source community whose goal will be to port GenJam to a computing environment from the current millennium in order to make it generally available.
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