Getting published (apparently it can happen)

Victory

I am a lucky, lucky, lucky girl.

Irrespective of having paused my PhD through tears, tantrums and a good amount of existential angst I managed to co-author a paper, with the amazing Soo Hee Lee and Marios Samdanis.

The paper GOT PUBLISHED in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. . . . →

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On Christophe Bertrand, a Philharmonia evening and avoiding sacrilege

Christophe Bertrand by Pascale Srebnicki

Christophe Bertrand by Pascale Srebnicki

I had tickets for a Philharmonia concert today and by chance I saw on their twitter account that there would be a free pre-concert of their Music of Today series.

Well, you know me. Having no actual . . . →

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Schnittke’s vision of the future (it sounds weird let me tell you)

The rest is noise One of the things I love about London is you can find pretty much anything you want and some times things you had no idea you wanted. Most of the classical concerts I go to are of the later variety.

Anyhow, I go on the . . . →

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The broken house of Agamemnon – at the ROH’s Elektra

Christine Goerke as Elektra and Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis in Elektra © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

So here I am, gobsmacked (and that is indeed the technical term) by Elektra at the Royal Opera House.

There is a wealth of information out there on this one, and I am . . . →

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#PartTimeMatters to me. How about to universities?

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I’ve been following the #PartTimeMatters campaign with great interest.

Having completed ALL of my studies part time I am a big advocate for it. I know the challenges and the rewards of part time study inside out. And I am consistently encouraging people to look into it – especially . . . →

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Quick request: Social science/ media studies person? BE MY FRIEND!

amazeballsAs much as I love my friends and online mates in academia (and I do) let’s get one thing straight.

I CAN NEVER WORK WITH THEM ON A PAPER. LIKE. EVER.

Cause they are intelligent, amazing people who tend to do research in the fields of engineering, . . . →

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The bibliography that won’t go away

An ever expanding list of literature that keeps getting referenced in most stuff I read. Which means I should have read them and loved them. The later is infinitely harder by the way.

Benjamin, Walter (1969), “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (full text) Gibson, William (1986), Neuromancer, Voyager, London Haraway, . . . →

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Saying it all in one word: The Iliad and the Odyssey

Achilles

I started reading for an edx course a few days ago, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours (don’t let the title fool you) by Harvard (HarvardX actually).

I find myself revisiting a lot of the material I’ve already done while I was growing up in Greece – both . . . →

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The Island of Dr. Moreau, colonialism and all that jazz

The Island of Dr Moreau (1977) - Don Taylor

It’s quite satisfying when things that you have learned/ read come to combine with new things in the future and create something coherent in your head (sometimes something completely incoherent too).

I did mention the other day that I am taking . . . →

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That scary bloke, E.A. Poe

Poe!

Fine, I don’t watch horror. I also don’t read horror.

In fact, the people who read and watch horror would probably laugh at the mention of Edgar Alan Poe since I imagine there have been a number of “improvements” since he unleashed his pretty little twisted imagination upon the . . . →

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