Joseph Auer was born 1971 in Chicago, USA. Educated at Bootham School, York, UK with some formal training in both piano and vocal. Took a degree in Interactive Arts at Newport notably under the tutelage of Roy Ascott and Richard Wiggins. Has been working in the IT sector since 1996. Currently he resides in Tokyo with his wife and daughter. Occupation is currently as a Unix Legacy Systems Administrator/Engineer in Shibuya.