Juan F. Lam
Juan Lam is a storyteller and creative technologist born in Miami, Florida. He works across various mediums to forge experiences of wonder and moments of magic. His interests include virtual experiences, interactive media, novels and stories, and above all: swords, robots, and lasers.
As a student, Juan studies creative writing and mixed reality technologies to create interactive experiences. As a storyteller, he writes fun, hopeful, and exciting stories through every medium he can. As a human, he procrastinates very much on doing all of the above.
Projects & Tracking
Using Notion, I keep track of everything about an ongoing project: hours spent, what skills are involved, and their overall progress using objectives. As a result, I have a robust amount of data concerning how my skills, projects, and time is distributed. This helps me keep an eye on how I'm spending my time. Plus, I like data! All stats are relatively rough estimates -- it's just for fun, after all.
|Skill||Time Spent||Progress to "Pretty Good"|
|👾 Game Dev||586 hours||
|⌨️ Web Dev||234 hours||
|✒️ Writing||232 hours||
|🤖 3D Art||140 hours||
|🎬 VFX||40 hours||
|📑 Short Story||34||89 hours|
|🕹️ Interactive Experience||10||594 hours|
|📒 Essay or Blog||9||15 hours|
|💻 Web App||7||243 hours|
|📖 Longform Writing||7||101 hours|
Juan has spent 1221 hours working on 81 projects, and has written ~150959 words (so far).
📖 Quest Journal
Goals & Quests
I plan my life very loosely -- I look no further than 3 months ahead at a time (a season) and I give myself deadlines only begrudgingly, to make sure I'm somewhat focused. To make things more fun, I've developed a simple "productivity" system. Every season, roughly a financial quarter's worth of time, I give myself "Quests", which you can explore below!
Projects In Progress
Everything ultimately revolves around projects for me, so here you can check out a few of the projects I'm working on right now!
💻 Personal Site v3.5
A supplementary update to the V3 update. Not a full overhaul, but a feature drop!
⌛108 Hours Spent
🚣🏽♀️ The Sea is a Sky (MiDAS)
A game where you are a Cuban refugee escaping on a boat in a search for freedom.
⌛278 Hours Spent
This website is my little spot on the Internet. It's a repository of my thoughts, my stories, and the things that I find wonderful. The primary purpose of this site, besides serving as a resume, a project log, and a blog, is to house my stories. My philosophy concerning sharing my work is simple: I do it for free. The reason for that is partly selfish. I realized that my writing was harmed by the pressure to be a "good writer", where good really just meant "good enough to get published." By sharing my stories for free, I am myself freed from that pressure, and I get to do the thing I love most: create without bounds or limitations. Internal or otherwise. As such, your support would mean a lot to me, and I hope you consider donating.Buy me a coffee ☕
You might be wondering what this is... The wonderbox is my personal treasure chest of influential stories, games, movies, ideas, books, videos, etc... enter if you dare to find something awesome.Enter the Wonder Box