Sunsets and starlings

March 24, 2011 / 1 comment

I used to take photos of all sorts of things. Since coming to Aber, I mostly photograph sunsets and starlings. I’m not sure that’s a bad thing though.

Deb Roy giving a TED talk

March 16, 2011 / 1 comment

One of the first things I got as a new PhD student, back in ’01, was a copy of Deb Roy’s thesis. My supervisor was just back from a sabbatical at MIT and he knew Roy there. The thesis blew me away – the ideas, the new approaches, this way of learning. Remarkable. The seeds…

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Alors on danse

March 1, 2011 / 0 comments

There are some songs that remind you of a time or a place. This is one of them – Stromae is a Rwandan-Belgian dance act who was massive in France whilst I was there. This song was on pretty much every time I queued at the K-fet for my poulet-salade. I’ve never heard it since….

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