"Wedged as we are between two eternities of idleness, there is no excuse for being idle now" (Anthony Burgess)

Hi, I'm an Honorary Reader in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. Having worked at the University since 1983 and been Director of Undergraduate Studies (Computer Science) from 2011-2019, I took early retirement in 2020.

My academic field is computer graphics (projects|publications) although I am a general-purpose geek. These days I enjoy fiddling about with generative computer arty things and creative coding and trying to learn new tech every day.

From 2008 to 2018 I was proud to establish and lead the team running the annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition.

I like photography (flickr|license my stuff), guitars, generative music, cooking, crosswords, 日本語, old films (especially British B-movies), recreational maths, reading, pondering, writing, walking, prog rock, dogs.