It’s not easy being green or doing a biography of Jim Henson, the brilliant creator of Sesame Street, The Muppets, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and other fantastic worlds and characters. But where did his joy and creativity come from? In this overview of his life, you’ll get peek at how his collaborative streak earned him the loyalty of his workers, how his quiet inner life gave him strength, and how he dreamed up his worlds (including his idea for a psychedelic nightclub!).

The presenter, Charles Hans Huang, is a programmer and game designer, currently making educational games and websites at Scholastic. He’s had his work covered in Rock, Paper, Shotgun, PC Gamer, TechRaptor, Weird F***in’ Games, and Critical Distance. His work has been shown at Different Games, Crafting Intangibles, and Play NYC. Most of all, he’s a big fan of Mr. Rogers, Randy Pausch, and Jim Henson. He hangs out with other cool game devs in New York City.

This presentation is from Nerd Nite New York City.