Eric Sheffield is a musician and maker currently interested in physics-based modeling, networked performance, and popular music. He received a PhD from the Experimental Music and Digital Media program at Louisiana State University. Eric has served as the tech director for the Electroacoustic Barn Dance and has performed and presented work internationally at several events, including NowNet Arts, NYCEMF, Root Signals, SEAMUS, NIME, and EMM. He is a founding member of the group Bell Monks, which has several releases available at music.bellmonks.com and on clang (clang.cl). He currently teaches music and recording as an assistant professor at SUNY Broome.