PhD Candidate in Japan, researching Narrative in Games. Responds favorably to Thrash Metal, Karaoke, and Dungeons & Dragons.
May 22, 2013
I have an overactive imagination. I believe that this, among other things, has contributed to the way my life is shaped currently. And I like it. On the other hand, sometimes it hinders concentration. For example, when I'm trying to actually do work, searching ACM for the next viable conference target, and when I see: "NORDICHI 2002, The second Nordic conference on Human-Computer Interaction" I suddenly get this image of a bunch of Vikings and Nordic Necromancers attending a conference together, and instead of a 5-minute Q&A after each presentation session, there is an epic 5-minute sword and sorcery battle. The keynote speakers are dragons. Who are well-known in their respective fields, I hasten to add. After thoroughly enjoying this scene in my head and savoring a good chuckle to myself, I find that, well, I still don't quite know 1) which game to analyze next and consequently, 2) which conference is a good next target.