Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Hey, wanna see my poster collection?

On Monday I am off to Greece for the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, sort of the swan song of this short dip I am taking through academia. Unless you count writing a thesis. Which you might, I suppose.

I will be presenting this poster about SingSmash:

About which I have to say this:

  • A0 is a really, really big piece of paper.
  • It's weird to use a "pro" program like InDesign as an amateur. It makes me glad for looking stuff up on the internet, tooltips, and my love for memorising all keyboard shortcuts as soon as possible.
  • The "future work" study is actually in progress, but wasn't done in time for poster-printing. Oh well.
  • They can print posters on cloth now! So you can just fold it up instead of getting one of those poster tubes. And iron (and, presumably, wash) it should that be necessary. (Maybe Emma will make it into a dress when I get back?)
  • It is fun to be presenting academic work on something that is also a product I can sell. Multitasking ftw!
  • I really hope the app gets approved this week, so it's available when thousands of people are reading about it and thinking "Hmm, that sounds like something worth trying"