Thursday, October 08, 2009

Publicity. I suppose it's good for something.

There's a new story about my research in New Scientist. A bit short, but apart from that correct. And in contrast to the previous stories about the autonomous car driving and the Mario competition this one is actually about my "core" research.

So, as one commenter said on my Facebook post about this, I'm getting more than my fifteen minutes of fame. The question is - what's this good for? Is it helping me do better research? Arguably not. And it doesn't seem to be impressing the girls either. I should probably just get back to coding.

Nothing to see here, move on...

2 comments:

Marie said...

Nice article. As for what it is good for, one could argue that you have a duty to communicate your research to non-researchers. If you believe in duty.

nvh said...

Isn't publicity the kind of appreciation for your work that improve your chances of getting grants, which can help you do more awesome research?