Alan graduated from the Open University in 1986 having studied a wide variety of subjects.
He worked for 15 years in the IT industry and later taught programming and systems development in various London Universities while designing making and repairing stained glass lamps and panels. He also experimented in painting and photography.
He later taught multimedia at London Metropolitan University, while creating significant E-Learning constructions mostly in Second Life.
He now works in 3D online, and electronics using Raspberry Pis in the physical world.