"BC [heavy] Biermann is an educational technologist, academic, and digital artist. With a PhD in Humanities [ Intermedia Analysis ] from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, he derives his alias from his love for philosophical discussion. With an interdisciplinary background that comprises technology, philosophy, and the arts, he has worked as both a university professor and a tech developer based in Southern California. Since 2005, BC has internationally presented his academic work, which explores the intersection between emerging technologies and semiotics. Additionally, BC has spoken at such events as SXSW Interactive, ISMAR, and TedX Salon, and his work has appeared in such publications as Juxtapoz, Fast Company, c|net, IEEE Spectrum, and Vice: Creator's Project.