I was born and mostly raised in north London but I've since defected to the actual North, which I am very fond of. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Warwick's Philosophy & Literature program with the highest 1st class degree of my cohort. I've since spent some time living in Berlin, had my undergrad dissertation published in a peer-reviewed journal, had some fiction published in an anthology, and spent several years under the mentorship of Jack Kinsella. Jack trained me up in everything he learned founding a thriving small e-commerce website, eventually entrusting me with management of both the retail and recruitment aspects of the business. Despite his best efforts, I didn't become a programmer in my time with Jack, but I can comfortably make basic copy and CSS edits, compose a succinct GitHub issue for things I can't fix myself, and am gradually mastering the art of understanding what programmers are saying most of the time. In autumn 2016 I started on a fully-funded PhD program, researching user responses to digital advertising practices — a turncoat plot twist if ever there was one. As my research concerns human-computer interaction, I'm currently based in a Computer Science department, but my heart is based in the humanities — I write attentively and "powerfully" (Jack Kinsella, circa 2013), and genuinely delight in the occasional editing or proofreading job. I enjoy restoring old tools, identifying moths, and hanging out with my wife and daughter.