This post marks a change within this blog.
Although I have written about things other than robots before here, it has been a long time since I wrote about anything. When I finished my PhD I resolved to blog again, but, of course, that isn’t what happened. Instead, I had some time off and then threw myself into sessional teaching. There have been benefits, for example my decision to do that allowed me to apply for and gain an Early Career Development Fellowship at Curtin, but I since the beginning of this year I have found, or made, no time to blog.
Today I’m trying something new. Although I will often still try to find images to pepper my posts, and I will continue to write about robots from time to time, I am freeing myself up to improvise a bit more in this space. In part, this is because yesterday evening I reminded myself that it is possible to stand in front of a small group of people and improvise a talk. If I can do that, then I think it might also be a good idea to learn to write more freely as well!
This post is therefore dedicated to the Web206 students who were my captive audience yesterday, as I improvised a lecture for them. I hope that anyone visiting this site who has listened to the lecture since (because, yes, it was recorded too) will forgive the conversational section at the end. I tried to make my discussion with the students in the lecture theatre work for the recording, but I don’t think that I was completely successful.