Henry Adam Svec grew up on a cherry farm in Southwestern Ontario and studied English at Mount Allison University; now he writes songs and fiction, makes performance art, and works on a PhD in Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. His performance projects often blend a variety of forms and traditions, including singer-songwriter stage banter and the mass-mediated hoax. He has been artist-in-residence at The Banff Centre and the Roberts Street Social Centre, and his work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and several times on CBC Radio. His research interests include the concept of authenticity, media history and theory, and popular music. Henry lives in London, Ontario.