Stephen Pope is a composer, computer scientist, and social and spiritual activist based in Santa Barbara, California. He is affiliated with the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), in the Dept. of Music at UC Santa Barbara, and the Graduate Program in Media Arts and Technology (MAT). He is active as a software developer and consultant through FASTLab, Inc. His music and video compositions are released through HeavenEverywhere. Stephen is also a practising Quaker, an active conscientious objection counsellor, a trained Reiki practitioner, a facilitator in the Alternatives to Violence Project, and prison clergy registered with the California Dept. of Corrections.