My TA chickens came home to roost this week, and I found my third advisor. 15 hours a day in the office makes Jim a bit of a dull boy, but despite that it’s been a pretty eventful week. The biggest news is that I was at the Project Macfrica Night last night, which was a great time, and that I got accepted to attend TEDxWaterloo. Last year’s TEDx taught me a lot about myself, the kinds of things I want to do, and how I need to change the way I think in order to do them. I’m not sure what will happen at this year’s, but I’m looking forward to it. 

It’s also been a busy week on the graduate school front. I graded my first assignment, which was ten or twelve hours very well spent. There’s a lot of subtleties involved in grading philosophy assignments, which I think is going to be one of the topics for this week’s Concept Crucible, so I won’t spoil it, but it can be boring, draining, enlightening, and fun. I’m also committed to showing around prospective master’s students, writing a commentary on informal logic for our upcoming graduate conference, and putting up one of the delegates for a few days. I’ve got a lot of new experiences coming up next week, and I’m looking forward to it, as well as recording a new LP project and heading down to Windsor to visit some friends.

I also started the second of the new D&D games I’m running, which went very well. The adventure log should be up on the wiki pretty soon. I love working with new people and new players with games like D&D, because it’s a chance to engage in cooperative creativity in a way that’s not just educational, but a whole lot of fun. There’s a post on that coming up at some point, so watch for it.

Concept Crucible this week was my first Linguistic Garbage Can entry, on words that I don’t use anymore, or don’t use in the usual way, because they’re not useful. Yesterday morning saw the introduction of the last operator as well, so we’re finally getting somewhere on the logic front.  TPK has the start of a short series on how to make a character, as well as a wiki update about the City of Sin, smoky Volos.

Paper Progress:

  • Obligations of Authenticity in Social Media: Compiling Reading List
  • Power Relations and Ethics in Multi-level Games: Compiling Reading List
  • Applied Stakeholder Ethics: Compiling Reading List

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