Biography

Stephen is a Lecturer in Humanities, specialising in Media Practice, located in the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities at UEA. In the Institute,He teaches the Media in Practice, Creative and Cultural Industries  modules on the Foundation year course. He also teaches a level5 module VIDEOGAMES: THEORY, PRACTICE AND RECEPTION and supervises level 6 creative practice students. He is also the academic lead for the faculty's Media Suite.

Stephen has had a varied career in the music, music technology, television, and film and multimedia fields prior to his work at UEA, as well as a background in research science. A long-term contributor to the UK’s most popular monthly music technology magazine, Sound on Sound, he’s also written several books and other articles on the same subject. His name has appeared on the credit list of albums alongside Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), David Torn (David Bowie), Tim Bowness (No-Man), Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and Roger Eno.

His current interests include Digital humanities, the history of recorded sound, the ephemera of digital and the interface of physical controllers, open source hardware and computers to manipulate and play ‘old school’ analog synthesisers. His work also covers the use of emerging VR/AR technologies in the humanities and the use of machine learning and expert systems (AI) in video game sound.

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