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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#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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Coursera

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I just wanted to let you know that it rocks.

Carry on.

(more thoughts when I finish my first two courses)

Google and Neuromancer

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If a Google Employee Dies, Spouse Gets Half of Salary for 10 Years.

Mashable confirmed with a Google spokesperson that the benefits don’t just stop at salary. The surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee will also acquire vested stock benefits, and children will receive $1,000 a month until the age of 19. . . . →

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Comment on the Alt-HCI papers

Head on over to Atl-HCI and comment under this paper: “Remediation of the wearable space at the intersection of wearable technologies and interactive architecture” by Marios Samdanis, Yikyung Kim and Soo Hee Lee.

I sadly don’t know Yikyung Kim but Marios Samdanis and Soo Hee Lee are two of the coolest people I know in . . . →

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How do some people manage…

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Today I met someone who managed to complete a PhD while holding a full – time job and having TWO children.

Clearly, I am doing something wrong.

Fifty shades of get over yourself

I am constantly amused by the indignant articles popping up on Fifty Shades of Grey – the E L James erotic romance. The latest of these is one by Yasmin Alibhai – Brown who writes about burning the book in disgust. Please. Give . . . →

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