Then I got another offer that was too good to refuse: the chance to apply for a part-time research post working with my ever-stupendous supervisor, David Frohlich. Here's my LinkedIn update:
I am a part-time Research Fellow for RE-DrAW, Research and Development
for the Digital Arts in Wales. RE-DrAW is an academic consortium, led by
Professor Hamish Fyfe at the University of South Wales, which supports
the work of the Digital Research and Development Fund for the Arts in
With Professor David Frohlich, I am helping to mentor a project
helping visually impaired people access theatre and arts spaces. The
technology is being developed by a partnership between UCAN Productions,
a Cardiff-based organisation supporting visually impaired young people
in the creative arts, and Calvium, an app development company based in
A good time is being had by all! The folks at UCAN and Calvium are brilliant to work with, and I'm getting to do user research on - gasp - a different project from my own PhD! You can see what we've been up to at their blog. I must stress that this is not my project - I'm just mentoring them so that their (brilliant) work is publishable in an academic context. But it's a fantastic project to be involved with.
And it gives me something to do with all my free time, HA! Did I mention I'm trying to finish my entire thesis by the end of August? Which brings me to my next topic...