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Week Notes 1830 - Short Week

Week Notes 1830 - Short Week

This is a short blog post for a short week, last week. It was a bit of a recharge / reset week; when people have been asking me, lately, "how are things going?" I noticed I've been responding with rather draining,…

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Week Notes 1828/1829 - Two Types of Media Lab Presentations

Week Notes 1828/1829 - Two Types of Media Lab Presentations

It’s already October and well into the semester. Deadlines for adjusting course schedules have passed. Project deadlines are coming up and whatever passes for “routine” around here is taking over. I think this is all best characterized by something…

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Week Notes 1827 - Bad Week for Art

Week Notes 1827 - Bad Week for Art

I’m falling into a few old patterns of not being able to apply a good filter on things I want to be working on. This is especially problematic at a place where opportunities come really fast and constantly. How…

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Week Notes 1826 - Scheduling and Routines

Week Notes 1826 - Scheduling and Routines

A couple days late with this week note. I wrote a good chunk of this over the weekend, but didn’t finish editing until I realized I hadn’t posted. I backdated the posting date, at any rate. Another week…

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Review: Robot & Frank

Review: Robot & Frank

SPOILER ALERT: I reveal plot points of the movie, Robot & Frank, in this post. Paro robot seal with elderly patient. Photo: ReutersFor my Human-Robot interaction class, I was assigned to go watch the indie movie, Robot & Frank and…

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Week Notes 1825 - First week at MIT

Week Notes 1825 - First week at MIT

I’m reviving a practice of writing weekly summaries called Weeknotes, inspired by Berg’s weeknotes. Afriend sends out daily messages he calls “wilts” (short for “what I learned today”); he uses those posts to share what’s on his…

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