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Update #3

Of my Bucket List.

I had compromised to have these all concluded at the end of December 2016.

I would say I’ve made 3,5 (I am rather autonomous in R already) so…50% success. Humpf.
  • Have made an oral presentation at an international conference;  HFES Europe Chapter, 14th Oct 2015.
  • Have 2 work-related papers published; (1 and 2/2)
  • Have 1 PhD-related paper submitted;
  • Have made sound collections in two different environments (1/2);
  • Have concluded the first and second experimental tasks;
  • Be independent in R, LaTeX, sound capture and it’s edition;
  • Have some sort of project/visit abroad  Summer School in Control Room Verification and Validation in Halden, Norway

Update #2

Of my Bucket List:

  • Have made an oral presentation at an international conference;  HFES Europe Chapter, 14th Oct 2015.
  • Have 2 work-related papers published; (1/2)
  • Have 1 PhD-related paper submitted;
  • Have made sound collections in two different environments (1/2);
  • Have concluded the first and second experimental tasks;
  • Be independent in R, LaTeX, sound capture and it’s edition;
  • Have some sort of project/visit abroad  Summer School in Control Room Verification and Validation in Halden, Norway

The Philosopher Who Says We Should Play God

One of my last posts was about a science magazine I’ve just signed up for. Some articles are really really good, like this one on how we were right futurizing about drones and self-driving cars but forgot about women’s emancipation.

But this one, this interview with a philosopher and ethics professor in Oxford, Julian Savulescu, it left me in a state no interview or article has ever left before. Awe, wtf?, hmm, and other three letter words. It is a discussion about the means to reach the ends, about the new questions that will arise and that we must think of, and about the old dangers inherent to the changes the future will bring.

Please. Do read:

The Philosopher Who Says We Should Play God

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ILLUSTRATION BY JACKIE FERRENTINO

Nautil.us

Right after I’ve finished my master’s degree public defense, I went to the university’s library and brought a bundle of books on ethnography. I wanted to be an ethnographer, yes.

I researched online,  went to a conference by myself. I made a list of goals and one of them was to sign a magazine subscription. At that time, I was only thinking about one subject.

Way too many years after, I still haven’t signed any! Fortunately, I came across Nautil.us, a very friendly magazine about science, for all readers.

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It is beautifully illustrated, very simply written, and it touches several areas of knowledge around a monthly theme. We can learn what biology, psychology or anthropology have to say about war or symmetry, or any other main issue.

I am happy I found something with so many perspectives on the same subject.

Ironically, as a birthday gift I got an annual subscription at Stack, which means every month I’ll have a new magazine at the mailbox.

No lack of reading material, oh no.

Bucket list

Just to compromise with myself. I’m in my second  year, all is going pretty slowly and i know, nothing strange in that.

Anywayz, until December 2016 I hope I:

  • Have made an oral presentation at an international conference;
  • Have 2 work-related papers published;
  • Have 1 PhD-related paper submitted;
  • Have made sound collections in two different environments;
  • Have concluded the first and second experimental tasks;
  • Be independent in R, LaTeX, sound capture and it’s edition;
  • Have some sort of project/visit abroad