John Watkinson is a Canadian computer scientist, software developer and artist. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He founded Larva Labs with Matt Hall in 2005 to pursue creative technology projects.
They were early mobile developers, writing games and apps for some early smartphone platforms that pre-dated iPhone and Android. Lately their attention has turned to blockchain, and the promise it holds for digital scarcity and permanence. His primary artistic interests include pixel art, generative art and new mechanisms for experiencing and transacting works.