AI artists, postdoc scarcity, and more: THE WEEKLY RECAP (2022#35)

Back to the routine, and even though the return has been a bit hard, I still had the energy to read some interesting stuff. This week we have some links on the effects of AI art generation and surveillance, and a few examples on how rotten the academic world is (but also some measurements that…More

Virtual realities, a GOTY contender, and more: THE WEEKLY RECAP (2022#08)

So Russia ended up invading Ukraine. Seems like both Europe and the US will hastily react by doing… something useful? In a couple weeks? After the invasion ends? Everyone seems to have forgotten how history developed the last time a bully started invading European territories and diplomats did nothing that could break “peace”. Economic sanctions…More

Evading scientific stalemates

This week I have been thinking about a strange thing that happened in my research group. One day while I was doing my MSc, me and my colleagues we were discussing some lab results. A small change on our experimental setup provided much better images than the ones we were getting up to that point.…More