David Thomas is videogame journalist, critic and teacher. He co-authored the "Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual" blogs about games and architecture at www.buzzcut.com and has written for magazines such as EDGE, Electronic Gaming Monthly and WIRED. He teaches courses covering the history of digital media, videogame studies and created a unique class that used games to teach students about urban planning. He earned his PhD in architecture and planning focusing on the question, "What makes a place fun?” He currently runs the Fun Objects Laboratory, a research group interested in the creation of the tools to make life fun! He is also the Director of Academic Technology at CU Online at the University of Colorado Denver, where he oversees various teaching and learning technologies.