Nicholas Paul Sheppard
I've published numerous technical articles on digital watermarking, digital
rights management, privacy, and other topics. See my
academic page for details.
Technology and Society
Many of these articles began with entries that I wrote in a blog
I Don't Want To Be A Nerd! that
I maintained over 2012-2015. I closed the blog due to work and lifestyle
changes but I hope to continue writing on these topics in the future.
Social network neutrality, anyone?
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, June 2016, pp. 28,45.
If copyright's a dud, what business models do work for creatives?
The Conversation, 19 February 2015.
Digital copyright protection — some success but mostly failure.
The Conversation, 12 August 2014.
Information pretends to be free.
The Social Interface, 7 August 2014.
Cyberspace? Well, sort of.
The Social Interface, 20 September 2013.
Digital media and the, ahem, business model of the future.
The Social Interface, 19 February 2013.
Society for Creative Anachronism
I've written a number of articles on the history of science and mediaeval
geography, published in
and Stefan's Florilegum.
See my SCA page for details.
I love novels and always wanted to write one (or ten) when I grew up, but
instead found myself writing scientific articles as part of my PhD and
postdoctoral research (see above). More recently I've turned out some flash
Some longer pieces are coming, er, any minute now!
AntipodeanSF 236, March 2018.
Do Not Reply.
AntipodeanSF 229, August 2017.
The Theory of Everything.
AntipodeanSF 226, May 2017.
AntipodeanSF 182, August 2013.
A Future For Despair.
AntipodeanSF 132, June 2009.
I've also written one article about
Science fiction and the economics of Utopia.
Aurealis #109, forthcoming.