Meet the Team: Ross Magnant, Stage Manager

What was the first piece of technology you remember using? What was your favorite (or least favorite) thing about it?

I remember playing sega at my cousins. Mostly because I remember all the time I spent not playing Sega at my cousins because I had the chicken pocks and Mom had taped oven mitts to my hands to keep me from scratching that prevented me from pressing the buttons on the controller.

What piece of obsolete technology do you still use? Why?
I still use a pocket watch, it was a gift from some close friends.

What is your favorite social network and why?
I guess Facebook because I’m on it so much…I play a lot of video games and the communities on those can be really incredible sometimes. Most of the time the internet is full of trolls but every now and again you meet a genuinely awesome human being and it’s nice.

What has been your most moving experience with technology? Were you overwhelmed, touched, in awe?
I spent a lot of time travelling over the last five years and I think the most moving moments I’ve had via technology have been skype conversations with people I am too far away to connect with physically. I guess that’s a bad example because my reaction wasn’t because of the tech I was using, however, suddenly being able to hear someones voice and see their face is an incredible idea that sixty years ago didn’t exist the same way it does now.

If you could add one new button to Facebook, what would it be?
I like high-fives, so instead of thumbs up a high five would be cool!