I am a Lecturer in the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London and until early 2019 was a Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. I used to take on freelance engineering and consultancy projects through Anti-Alias Labs. I'm also a co-founder of Codasign, a creative technology education company that ran workshops teaching kids and adults how to use technology to develop creative projects.
I work with e-textiles and signal processing to build interactive, body-centric wearable computing systems. These systems often incorporate performance, fashion, music and/or design.
I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the US and currently live in London in the UK.
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...is short for Rebecca. I have learned that it is not always an obvious shortening, depending on your cultural background. I am happy to be addressed as either Becky or Rebecca. My academic work is published under my full name.
...is a gender theory and math pun.
This domain name was inspired by Sadie Plant's book Zeros + Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture. In her book, Plant explores parallels between being female, being feminine, the history of computing, the history of weaving, science fiction literature and a multitude of other topics. I found inspiration for the domain name from the chapter Holes.
To reach me by e-mail, send to becky [at] theleadingzero.com. While this is my primary online home, I can also be found at: