About Me

That Internet you’re using? I was here first…

Online since 1992, I’ve been charting the rise and fall and rise of the web since it all began. Firstly as an academic then as a journalist. I finally settled on being an academic.

I’ve been writing and teaching people about communication and technology since 1996. My work – over 2000 articles in 20 years – has been published around the world and translated into languages with different alphabets. Before that I taught people how to build the web, and before that I studied human-computer interface design and hypermedia at masters degree level.

I’m currently bringing all that experience together, researching video games and their design, looking at how the narrative techniques they use could help us make better virtual reality journalism.