Photo by Peter Tangen
|Location||Austin, TX, USA|
|Alter Ego||William Zimmer Barnes|
|Faction||New York Initiative|
|Costume||T-shirt with logo (Gray)|
|Symbol||Zimmer in Binary|
|Abilities||Tech skills, EMT license|
Zimmer is an American Real Life Superhero living in Austin, Texas. He is the co-founder for the New York Initiative as well as the founder of Zimtelligence. He is known for deliberately not cultivating a secret identity, unlike the norm for other RLSH, due to his feelings over the similarity of maintaining a RLSH persona with being "in the closet" as a gay man. Zimmer has also spearheaded the and is also likely the archetype for how RLSH refer to the term "Oracle" as he was one of the first RLSH to emphasize the gathering of intelligence and data to combine it with the use of technology.
Zimmer co-founded the New York Initiative (NYI), the founding branch of what would later become the Initiative Collective, a coalition of various initiatives based around a location. While he was a member of the NYI, Zimmer served as the Technology Officer, Researcher and Field Medic until his departure on March 4, 2012 to establish his own company, Zimtelligence.