I am a 25-year old, white, bespectacled male with short, mouse-y brown hair and usually with a bit of a bushy brown beard.
My pronouns are he/him.
I originally hail from the 'city-but-it's-like-a-town' of Worcester, Worcestershire in the West Midlands. UK,
and now reside in Bristol, UK.
My earliest tech memories are from this PC. I remember watching my cousin play through games such as Star Wars: KOTOR and Heroes of Might and Magic 4 and
being obsessed with games ever since then. I wasn't one of these child prodigy hacker programmers at this stage, instead getting my first guitar, a beautiful
3/4 sized hand-me-down from said cousin along with a bunch of 90s/2000s nu metal mixtapes. This was a formative time for me.
And by a formative time for me, I mean that it defined my entire music taste and fashion choice. I got into learning heavy guitar riffs and solos from the likes of
Bullet for my Valentine and Trivium, started to play drums and got interested in odd time signatures and Biffy Clyro (more on them to come) and
discovered my eclectic and colourful side. I also got into audio technology here and began recording my own music, releasing my first instrumental EP in 2016 and
*aquiring* my first copy of Cubase, along with a Behringer C1 and a Roland UA-25 audio interface.
I travel down to the University of the West of England doing a BSc in Creative Music Technology and discovering a love for coding wacky things,
game audio and acoustics/reverberation, under the fantastic guidance and friendship of Phillip Phelps. I then realise I'm actually a bit of a nerd for academia
and decide to take on an MSc at UWE too in Creative Technology, studying under Dr Dan Buzzo and Dr Natanya Ford, writing a thesis on applying elicitation to lister perception
of reverberant spaces from memory, and publishing my first paper in 2021 at the Audio Engineering Society's 150th conference!
So where does that leave us now? Currently, I'm an associate lecturer at the University of the West of England, working towards starting a PhD in audio accessibility studies and making a whole bunch
of wild and wacky things, destroying their processes and enjoying the things I find out along the way. My research looks into how audio can be implemented into digital media and games, and how interfacing
with audio mechanics and phenomenons can help in bringing media experiences to folks with visual and aural considerations.
I never did give up my musical side (see the music navigation option) and perform as Cosmic, a space-obsessed, lo-fi, polyrhythmic alt-jazz rap project
making out of this world music and visuals. To date, I've released an EP called Gravitate and an LP called Touchdown through Birmingham/Bristol collective Satori Records.
I'm also in a punk band with fellow researcher Corey Ford, but we haven't released anything... yet...
When I get free time, you'll find me obsessing over Biffy Clyro, the best band in the world. If it's not that, then I'm usually making questionable art,
playing board games, sweating games of ARAM on League of Legends, or trying to play something stupid like a 17/16 polyrhythm (I'm not that good... yet.)