Inman Harvey is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sussex, where he was a founder member of the Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (EASy) group. His research interests originally centred on the development of artificial evolution as an approach to the design of complex systems; application domains included evolutionary robotics, evolvable hardware, and the design of molecules for pharmaceutical purposes. Other interests include philosophical approaches to AI and Artificial Life (an enactive, non-representational, dynamical systems approach); passive dynamic walking; and Gaia theory. He ran a business based out of Afghanistan for 20 years, and was once mildly inconvenienced by the mujahideen hijacking a plane he was on. He started his career in mathematics, philosophy and social anthropology at the University of Cambridge.