I’m looking to spend ~3 months in heads-down research mode, but it can be more or less. I thought that’d be a good chunk of time to start with and then revisit later. I was thinking that we could plan it around a talk or conference deadline. Or we could make one up and maybe I somehow find a way to hold myself to it? It will also depend on what I decide to work on of course… But Oct 1 to Dec 31 is my current thinking. It might be Oct 6 to Jan 31 but that’s the idea.
I have a few options for what to work on next, but I have one that I’m kinda attached to. So hear me out, but I have other ideas if you really disapprove…
I feel the need for a powerful vision statement. Maybe a video, maybe an essay with photos and videos. Putting my steak in the ground for the community and also outside of it – my friends and family outside of research. (Thought it is important to have a specific audience.) In some ways I see it being similar to Bret Victor talks and videos, or like the Augmenting Human Intellect research agenda. I want to convey the problem with how things are, and how much better things could be (if we solved all the problems between here and there). Maybe through experimenting with my dream things and others’.
No SPLASH this year, ok? Work with someone going to record things?