mathew olson - bio

I'm a Queens-based artist, writer, creative. I finished my master's degree at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2024.

My artistic output often takes the form of games or game-like projects. I enjoy taking things from the digital to the real, making work that can be touched and interacted with like arcade cabinets and bizarre input devices.

I worked as a journalist for several years before starting at ITP, writing for publications including The Information,, and Digg. Links to some of that work can be found here, though be warned that link rot has claimed a lot of those. Ain't the internet great?

From 2015 to 2017, my friend Ashley and I worked on a podcast about Twin Peaks.

I majored in Economics at Reed College. While at Reed I also studied non-fiction writing, 20th century literature, environmental policy, and statistics.

I'm from Kirkland, WA (proud home of Costco).