I’m currently a reporter for New Scientist magazine. I’ve also written for Wired UK, Develop, and The Escapist. I’m an ex-computer scientist and for a time I worked with robots. I have a background in analytic philosophy. I used to play bass in a couple of DIY bands. I now keep vegetables and grow cats. I’m a husband.
Please email mouthpiece at douglasheaven dot com or tweet @strwbilly to get in touch.
More: I have a PhD in computer science and four years’ teaching and post-doctoral research experience. My research work was mostly done with Jeff Magee and Jeff Kramer at Imperial College London and Emmanuel Letier at University College London between 2006 and 2011. Publications can be found at upstream.douglasheaven.com and Google Scholar.
Before veering into computer science, I did an undergrad degree in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Bristol and a postgrad degree in Philosophy at University College London.
I also have a postgrad qualification in Science Communication from Imperial College London. I was co-editor of I, Science magazine for 2011-2012 (issues 19-22), which was shortlisted for website of the year in the 2012 Guardian Student Media Awards.
I am storyteller, website co-editor, and co-organiser for TEDxAlbertopolis, a TEDx event to be held in the Royal Albert Hall on 23 September 2013 that celebrates the heady mix of art and science in South Kensington, London.
I was also a co-organiser of the first TEDxImperialCollege, where I was responsible for the beards and hats, and GaME 2012, which featured David Braben, Peter Molyneux, and the awesome bear-fighting Nicoll Hunt.