12th: A fairly long work day- we mainly worked on the writing the introduction to the paper, worked a bit on a draft of the poster, and I attempted to gain flying skills with the drone (a somewhat difficult task). Somehow, that took a full day. Afterwards, we went to the justice center again to grab video footage for the experiment. It took 3.5 hours- we arrived back to our apartment at 10. I feel like most of the confusion we had about the experimental procedure cleared up yesterday, and I’m feeling relatively good about the experiment.
13th: Stephan stitched up the videos; I worked on the poster draft. We finalized our experimental material. It was a lazy, but good day.
14th: Did yoga at Bandshell Park. It drizzled a bit during the first half, but that was somewhat pleasant. I missed the bus afterwards, so I walked back to campus. It was an okay walk. I went to work for a little bit, but didn’t accomplish anything really important. Then, I watched a fairly terrible show for an extended period of time. It was exhausting.
15th: Went to Val’s to learn a bit more about bikes; I want to go one more time before the summer ends. A pleasant day. I continue to love mangoes.
The t-shirt design is finalized; here’s to hoping that it prints well (although I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t). Tom says that we have 14 people available to do our study (a surprising amount! Better than I expected). Tom estimates that we’ll be running experiments until 3:00 AM today (which I”m excited for, but I need to get some caffeine and snacks). Tomorrow will be a bit better (the day ending at 10 PM). Today, I think we’ll work on the research poster content, doing a thorough practice run of the experiment, write the methods part of our research paper, and just get mentally prepared to do this thing.
When we drive through Nevada, Iowa, we can see the corn and bean fields; they’ve grown tall enough to fulfill my expectation of what I thought Iowa would look like. The humidity has decreased a lot, too. If the weather in June were like the weather now, I think I would have had a much better first impression of Iowa. Topic I’m currently thinking about: the insularity of the art world. Maybe I’ll expound on this topic in a later post.