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Founder and Editor-in-chief
Alex started Cerebral Pop (then known by the awful name, A Ragtag Group of Mediaphiles), with some forum friends because he was bored and wanted to write more. Apparently he hates having free time, because he has slowly added a personal blog: Mental Cobwebs, a family-oriented/toy review blog with his wife: From A to Z Family, a video game satire site: The Game Inquisitor, and frequently posts things like Backlog Brigade or runs events like Field Week exclusively over at Bitmob.
Go ahead, try to keep up with everything he does. It's impossible. Actually, you could probably just follow him on Twitter to easily do that. Oh, and hes gathered some of his writing samples conveniently into a writing portfolio in case you'd like to maybe pay him to write.
Chris was easily the most dedicated contributor to the site, and is a talented writer, so he was bumped up to second in command. When he's not helping Alex edit articles and contact PR companies, he's writing some damn good articles himself.
Also, he puts together a better Video Round-Up than anyone else on the site could ever dream of doing. Be sure to check them out, as they've been known to bring people to tears of shear joy. And why not add him to Twitter and get to know him a little better?
Cosmo can put out a solid stream of great articles when he's feeling inspired, and he does it all while being a father to three kids. How he manages to find the time is astonishing, but the fact that they are so well written is mind-blowing.
He has a pretty quirky sense of humor, but if you don't find him hilarious, rest assured, it is your short-coming, not his. Give it a try by following him on Twitter, and simultaneously find out what a stand-up guy he really is.
Alex helps us keep up with British bands before they make their way across the ocean to a country that matters. Just, don't tell him he's English. Apparently they hate that over there. He's... Welsh? Oh, let's just say British.
You can find more of Alex's writing over at Bitmob. He also writes up podcast summaries for CastMedium, and makes jokes on Twitter.
Jon likes to spread himself out on the Internet. He is a man of many interests, and an avid writer, so it makes sense that he'd want a place to write about all of his interests. He landed here at Cerebral Pop so that he'd have a place to talk movies, and he quickly set out to give the millions of Netflix subscribers some recommendations with his weekly Netflix Minute feature.
You can read his thought-provoking video game editorials over on Bitmob, his podcast summaries at CastMedium, and his random thoughts on his Twitter.
Rob hails from the northeast of Mexico, but is heading to Germany to get a Master's Degree in Multimedia Design. He cannot resist the siren call of a bin-full of discounted DVDs, or the urge to own his music in a physical format. Nor can he stop himself from buying new books, despite his growing pile of half-read ones.
He's always been interested in writing, but it was his photography that got him into the habit, writing things on the photography blog he'd started up. He has since fallen out of photography, but expects to pick back up the hobby soon, perhaps when he's out running around Germany. Oh, and dirty little secret: he's a sucker for romantic comedies, usually of the indie variety.
You can read some more of his writing over on Bitmob, as well as follow him on Twitter.
Graphic Designer & Contributor
Luis makes things look awesome. He got a degree in it. He's in charge of making Cerebral Pop look awesome. Because that's what he does.
While New York City will always be his true love, he's been out enjoying the sun in San Diego for awhile now. Besides working on our new site design, he is a movie and comic book nerd, and writes the occasional article about them when he gets the chance.
You can see some of his work on his online portfolio.
Editor of Video Content & Contributor
Lance single-handedly proves that Canadians are the nicest people in the world. Give him an online community and he will flood it with positive and encouraging comments. He left so many comments at Bitmob that they just decided to make him a Moderator. You could follow him on Twitter if you wanted proof of how nice he is.
Here at Cerebral Pop, he writes a monthly portable (mostly iPhone) game round-up, as well as edits all of the video content provided by the other contributors. Ever the history buff, a majority of his articles have some sort of historical angle to them, which makes them even more interesting. You can find some of his mini-documentaries on the stranger things of the world here, as well as watch his Bitmob Community Show (That I (Alex) frequently embarrass myself on) and read some more of his writing here.
Dan is an adventurous man, having taken trips to India, Costa Rica, Peru, and Guatemala. When not travelling the world, he's a pretty avid movie-goer, and an even bigger music fan. Mostly he is finding ridiculous, crazy, or awesome things from around the web and sharing them with us. You can follow him on Twitter, and in doing so hopefully convince him to actually start using Twitter.
Josh is a connoisseur of terrible cinema and terrible puns. Apart from that, he is a lover of music. He's been known to wander into Amoeba Records and come out with armfuls of new music. While he has yet to join the world of Twitter, he is known to share many a ridiculous picture or video on Facebook for all to enjoy.
Kyle is the ninja of Cerebral Pop. He swoops in like the wind and drops extremely contemplative works of creativity on us, then disappears again before we know what hit us.
His writing is almost a stream of consciousness, but from the mind of one of the most unique thinkers I've ever known. He is also a really great photographer, capturing some fascinating images. Go check out his personal blog to see a few of them.
"Friend of the show" Harold Burnett is the lover of Sophist Radio. He epitomizes what we need more of in the video game industry, snark-free and full of hope. He loves video games, and he's not afraid to show it. Being a life-long Sega devout probably helped him develop that tough skin, because his fellow podcasters are known to play Devil's Advocate when he shows faith in oft-bashed things like Playstation Move.
He's also a football fanatic, and, apparently, a big history buff. You can find his recaps of Philadelphia Eagles games, as well as other random tidbits of his personality, on his Tumblr, and you can follow him on Twitter to dig even deeper.
I respect James a great deal. I met him and the rest of the Sophist crew from Bitmob and I was a fan of his writing even before he was hired on staff as an editor. He's written some pretty profound articles (Charles Sanders Peirce, The Button, and Canabalt - Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, and Video Game Journalism), and proved himself a master of video game music by curating a weekly game music column for 50 editions, but nowadays he's mostly relegated to the often thankless task of editing community submissions.
In Sophist Radio, James and the gang have made one of the most thoroughly entertaining, yet thought-provoking and deep, game podcasts I've ever listened to. I'd venture to say it's better than all of those from the major game sites, so I'm excited to have it hosted here at Cerebral Pop.
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