I'm a lecturer on sabbatical at De Montfort University (DMU) where I've been teaching various modules such as front-end web development, functional programming, and research to a variety of students from different courses across the Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Media.
I'm a transdisciplinary creative generalist. I have passion for what I do, and what I think is right. Sometimes that involves saying "no".
My sense of purpose is my own - I'm an introvert.
I have a PhD in Software Engineering/Computer Science. The title of my thesis is Algorithmic Meta-Creativity and it's available as HTML or PDF at dr.physics.wtf.
My research interests revolve around studying human and computer creativity and how they are evaluated, the absurd pseudo philosophy pataphysics and its applications, and the development of creative exploratory search algorithms inspired by pataphysical concepts.
Although the PhD wasn't classed as "practice-based" research, an artefact pata.physics.wtf was submitted alongside the thesis. The software for this was written (mostly) in Python.
A (theoretically infinite) magic carpet can be constructed from a single magic square of a special kind of class. Demonstrates magical properties of carpet and draws the magic line of any magic square within.