Journalist and author Patchen Barss has written, edited and produced stories about science, research and culture for more than 20 years.
His writing has appeared in Nautilus Magazine, Scientific American, Edge Magazine, as well as the Globe and Mail, National Post, and Toronto Star. He has been a producer at CBC Television and the Discovery Channel, and is the former Head of Research and Development for the documentary film company Cinenova.
He is a board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
His 2010 book, The Erotic Engine, examines the powerful influence of pornography on advances in mass communication.
He lives in Toronto.