Danny Rankin is an instructor in the Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program. Both the courses he teaches and his individual research reflect a diverse array of expertise, including graphic design, material fabrication, game design, hardware hacking, sustainable agriculture and large-scale installation art.
Rankin co-directs the ATLAS Whaaat!? Lab, a space for experimental game and interaction design. His cooperative card game Ravine, which began in a TAM game design class, later became one of the most popular card game Kickstarters of 2017. Alongside Matt and Lisa Bethancourt, he is the co-creator of Busy Work, which won the 2017 IndieCade Media Choice award. In 2018, both games were selected for exhibition at the XOXO Festival.