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Ruth Stalker-Firth, PhD (EPFL), loves to talk human-computer interaction, storytelling, & bikram; fascinated by how people use technology & vice-versa.

Hi, my name is Ruth. I have been blogging here since 2007 and I truly believe that technology is pure magic when people are at the heart of any design application. Through blogging I explore what I think and feel about technology and the research I do.

I have degrees in computing, artificial intelligence, structural engineering and, postgraduate diplomas in journalism, teaching, and virtual reality.

I have consulted to a range of companies, built computers and written software for use on bridges, engineering plants, steel rolling mills, exhibition centres and architectural firms.

As a university lecturer, I have taught human-computer interaction, cognitive science, biometrics, IT security, java, and web technologies at BSc and MSc level. I began teaching at Lancaster University,  then University of Westminster, and lately, Birkbeck, University of London.

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