Erik Loyer uses tactile, performative and musical interfaces to tell stories. He founded Opertoon in 2008 to explore the intersection of comics, games, music and touch, creating the IGF 2009 Finalist and IndieCade Official Selection Ruben & Lullaby for iPhone as well as the iPad touchscreen tale Strange Rain. Combining elements drawn from video games and comic books with dynamic typography, gestural control, and synaesthetics, his award-winning artworks have been exhibited internationally in festivals and museums including Artport at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA Los Angeles, and Ars Electronica, and his website The Lair of the Marrow Monkey was one of the first to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, at SFMOMA. As creative director of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Erik leads the design of Scalar, a publishing platform for the scholarly analysis of rich media. (Age : 40).