About Us

Six Second Monks is ...

  • An art collective that builds large projects.
  • A group of disabled members, variously hackers, inventors, and tinkers.
  • Situated in the artist collective known as NIMBY.
  • A do-ocracy.

Our members, in alphabetical order:

Bobby Cox

Bobby has been a rodeo clown as long as he can remember. "All I ever wanted to be was a rodeo cowboy," he says. "It was a God-meant thing."

Alan Fung-Schwarz

Alan is a finite fellow festooned in filaments of cotton, acrylic, polyester, and sometimes wool. Cashmere wool.

Will Johansson

A Southerner-turned-Californian, Will lives in San Francisco and currently works as an iOS engineer at Pandora even though he is deaf. He enjoys traveling, photography, and roller coasters.

When not on a roller coaster track or in a plane to somewhere, Will likes to learn new things, whether that's a new programming (or human!) language, or new cooking skills, or just plain arcane trivia.

Tim Kettering

Born and raised on a strict diet of corn in the Midwest, Tim then spent time on the East Coast trying out stuff like college and work before heeding the call to head out West.

He currently resides in San Francisco with his better half spending time hacking on stuff both software and hardware.

His interests lie in building cool stuff, the more sparkly bits the better.

Jacob Shamberg

Born and raised next to a beach in California, Jacob inexplicably keeps on migrating to colder climates. He currently lives in New York City, where he works as an independent Creative Director.

He enjoys dreaming about beautiful and useful things.

James Tranovich

James lives in Berkeley and spends his spare time hacking (and breaking) open source software/hardware projects.

When not working in his garage, he likes reading Roman socio-political history and contemporary philosophy.