John began his career as an artist who invented interactive sound systems and solar energy devices. Today, he is known in many countries for his many publications and radical design thinking. He is Emeritus Professor of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London and a Professor of Practice at Swansea College of Art, where he is helping to set up a Metadesign Research Centre. John co-founded the international Writing-PAD Network and is co-editor of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. He is also an active founder-member of the cult rock band ‘Deaf School’.