I write stories.
I’m currently working on a science fiction novel, and am secretive about it.
Professionally, I analyse the structure of stories, often to understand what makes them compelling. I hold an interdisciplinary PhD from the University of Melbourne on this topic. To demonstrate some of the narrative structures involved, I drew on my skills as a fiction writer to design an analytical model, drawing diagrams using techniques familiar to computer scientists. The result could lend a different angle to some long-standing problems in artificial intelligence. My published research can be found here.
I participate in communities concerned with: interpretation in context, situation theory, quantum interaction, intelligent narrative technologies, symmetry and form. I've been on the Advisory Board of the International Society for the Study of Symmetry (ISIS-Symmetry) since 2004. This group is affiliated with the Katachi Society, in Japan, which explores one of the richest approaches to form I know, katachi.
I have two very young sons, who make the sun rise.