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About

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 and as a computer scientist I know that storytelling is everything.

We use story to understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us. When creating software for people, I have spent a lot of time listening to stories about whole lives not just computers. We all want to explore our human experience much of which is tangled up with technology and social media.

I’ve taught BSc and MSc level human-computer interaction, cognitive science, biometrics, IT security, and web technologies at the universities of Lancaster, Westminster, and Birkbeck, London; worked as a web designer and UX consultant and; built computers and software for use on bridges, engineering plants, steel rolling mills, exhibition centres and architectural firms.