Nicholas Paul Sheppard

Technical Articles

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.

Nicholas Sheppard in the Royal National Park, New South Wales

Society for Creative Anachronism

I've written a number of articles on the history of science and mediaeval geography, published in Cockatrice 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 fiction for AntipodeanSF. Some longer pieces are coming, er, any minute now!

I've also written one article about fiction: