My name is Shai Shapira. I’m a computer programmer and writer, originally from Israel, now living in the Netherlands. I’ve worked mainly on information systems and gaming in my professional career, two fields I believe have the potential to improve people’s lives in ways not many people appreciate. I’m fascinated with understanding how the world works, and many of my projects and writing involve finding new ways to explore it.
In My Projects you will find various games I’ve developed independently (or mostly independently) over the years. Creating games has always been a great hobby of mine, and my games are often heavily experimental, often made to help me learn various things in addition to being fun to play.
Most of my writing these days happens in my Hebrew blog, right here. Occasionally I write in my English blog as well, where you can find some ideas I might have about politics, economy, technology and others. I try not to focus too much on day-to-day events and politics, and examine the world from a more long-term perspective, trying to understand it through the lens of both history and gaming strategy, two things that do not normally get the attention they deserve in analyzing global trends. I’ve written several articles for the Israeli commentary website Mida as well, which you can find here (in Hebrew), and I’ve published occasionally in several other sources:
Universal Basic Income and the Threat of Tyranny (in Quillette Magazine)
כדור הארץ – הדור הבא (in Haayal Hakore)
הכרכום והתכלת: על התקרבות הודו לישראל (In Zavit Aheret)
הקרב הבא על אירופה (In Hayanshuf Blog)
I hope you’ll enjoy reading.
Any comments, questions, or other feedback that you don’t want to put in the public comments, you’re welcome to send to firstname.lastname@example.org.