A Professor of Games and Tactical Media since 2017 at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, before he was directing the Digital Media program at the University of Nevada, Reno for 23 years. A native San Franciscan, he has been working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance, sculpture and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad ‐ including exhibitions and performances in Western Europe Australia, China, Mexico, Peru and Canada. In 2006 he began the project dead‐in‐iraq , to type consecutively, all names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. His interactive computer game about drone warfare Killbox created with the Biome Collective in Scotland was recently nominated for a BAFTA Scotland (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) as “Best Computer Game”.
He has lectured throughout the world regarding his work, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His works have been featured in the New York Times, The Australian Morning Herald, Artweek, Art in America and in the 2010 book from Routledge entitled “Joystick Soldiers The Politics of Play in Military Video Games” among many others. He has authored two book chapters, including “The Gandhi Complex: The Mahatma in Second Life”. In 2017 DeLappe was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.