Neato advice: "You are a PhD candidate, so you should present a wealth of contributions." Roger. I don't know yet exactly how to do that, but I will. I think that a lot of the business of doing this at the PhD level involves raising your level of thinking, not only about the work itself, but about YOURSELF. It is no longer a matter of wondering how you will do this, or if you can--rather, it is envisioning that you CAN present a wealth of contributions and be a game-changer.
Newly-noticed trend: Of course, it is always good practice to be present in one's own laboratory. But it is becoming gradually more apparent that it is particularly beneficial to be here on Fridays. This is the third time that providence has ambushed me on a Friday at the lab. Fridays--those most loathesome of days to be at a place of work, is slowly but surely evolving inversely into a day of surprise goodness. A month ago it was the boon of revelation gained from an intense
And just like that, I just got the go ahead to attend GDC 2013. I didn't even ask. I was just chatting with the Associate Professor about my field and then BAM! "Yeah, let's fund it" became the casually-spoken, operative phrase. I am beside myself. #gdc #funding #bigboss #conference #fun #gradschoollife #industry #inspirational #masters #naist #trip
Talking at length with the Associate Professor of our lab last night became a great wellspring of awesome, crazy, yet equally legitimate ideas. One idea in particular came together through this discussion which, if I am able to pull off with any workable degree of finesse, will be simultaneously the most audacious and effective thing I have ever produced academically. Yes, I am dying to tell you about it, but I'd rather show everyone once it is finished. And in stating as muc