Ian Stewart is a writer and artist in Montreal. He co-founded the Institute for the Calibration of Reality (realitycalibration.com) with artist Indigo Esmonde. He has a master’s in mathematics from McGill (Montreal) and a PhD in music from City University (London). His sonic artwork has been presented in concerts and galleries worldwide. His story ‘Comparative Literature’ was longlisted for the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize.