There was ‘the moment’. It was the moment when Darren was standing in a room full of 70′s era mainframes watching the tapes spinning and the engineers typing on their green screen terminals. Those machines and the incantations to make them work were fascinating. When his parents had the prescience to send him to computer day camp in the 80s the affair began in earnest. Hacking apart BBS software on his Apple IIe and disassembling the family telephone cemented programming in his mind and laid the groundwork for his professional career. However, there would be a detour, as young Darren’s gaze was turned by the siren call of skateboarding and punk rock, leading him astray to art school for a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Fine Arts.