Elan Ruskin

Elan Ruskin (pronounced "Crash") comes to CMU after his 2001 release from a four-year sentence at the University of Pennsylvania, where he acquired a BSE in computer science, a minor in English, and another minor in the History & Sociology of Science. He views video games as a new form of narrative, and especially enjoys those games that have deep thematic roots and involve sneaking up behind people. An erstwhile science journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and two-time finalist in the Asimov Awards for Science Fiction Writing, Elan is also interested in more mundane forms of storytelling. Besides his short stories, his creative interests include filmmaking, photography, theatre design, and impersonating fantasy authors.

Educational History

BSE, Computer Science, 2001 University of Pennsylvania