I grew up in a fishing village in the north of Scotland. I learned to be steady on my feet running over seaweed covered rocks. We moved to a farm. I learned to climb trees. Then I grew up and moved to the big city, and climbed on slimy rooftops and up gutters. Then I became civilized, and went to university.

While studying for a Physics MSc. I worked for three years in a molecular biophysics laboratory developing microscopy techniques for studying DNA-protein interactions, including hardware and software engineering and a little bit of wetlab work. After taking a year out to further develop my programming skills I’m now working as a python programmer in a tech startup.

I was civilized by artists in Leipzig, they took me in and told me how to survive in the 21st century. I’m now living in Vienna, continuing to learn these lessons.