Ideogram, my favourite SCRIPTed cover
Since 2004 I have been the technical editor of SCRIPTed, the open access journal of Law and Technology published by the SCRIPT Centre in Edinburgh. This involvement has survived all other Edinburgh-related commitments, and has become one of the most rewarding aspects of my academic life. Every four months [...]
I'm leaving on a jetplane…
Regular readers may have noticed that I have been rather quiet for the last month or so. Besides taking a bit of a well-deserved break after a hard semester of teaching, this has been a rather busy time. Back in August 2010 I presented my resignation for the post [...]
Here is my presentation for this year’s BILETA Conference. I have a soft spot for BILETA, it was one of my first academic conferences, it is where I met some of my mentors and IT luminaries, and it is to blame in great part for me being in Edinburgh.
In a very unusual move for [...]
Every time you make a PowerPoint, Tufte kills a kitten
Brilliant background from Mark Goetz. Given the fact that today I’m working on 4 presentations for the next couple of weeks, I am afraid I might have feline blood on my hands.
I’m in Costa Rica for the rest of the month. Why am I away? As the always excellent PhD comic accurately comments, nobody in academia works in December:
Now, where did I put the suntan lotion?
And while we are talking about academic life, here is the latest xkcd:
(Via Mathias Klang) Excellent PhD comic:
What would be the best way to study war? Academics at the University of California at Berkley believe that the answer is through Real-time strategy game Starcraft. The course description reads: “UC Berkeley students with an interest in real-time strategy games and the competitive gaming landscape are encouraged to participate in this class.This course will [...]
Mathias Klang has introduced me to the social network site Academia.edu, and I liked it so much that I thought I would share it here. This website brings together academics and classifies them by university, department and research interest. I found the interface both pleasing to the eye and functional, although the fact that the [...]