Today’s Rating: 9
I came to a few realizations yesterday. Foremost, that choosing to do a virtual reality deeper dive at a virtual reality application center was an excellent decision. I am really happy with the group so far and I hope every subsequent day is as pleasant as the first. I got to use a lightsaber in VR, it was awesome. Our instructor, Austin, has even offered to show us some extra games at his place in our free time. Hopefully I’ll find an opportunity to take advantage of that.
Secondly, dancing with one of my apartment mates made me realize how much I miss it. I cannot recall if I mentioned this before, but a friend from the dance scene at Oberlin lives near here and has mentioned wanted to come over to dance. Sounds fun 🙂
Lastly, I’ve been thinking about the kind of work I want to do for a living and am pondering the possibility of HCI. In my mind, (and in a nutshell) I wanted to create new technology that would improve the standard of living without being expensive. So for example, new technologies for hospitals or firefighters or people with disabilities; that kind of stuff. I want to work for, and eventually lead, a team of smart individuals to make these new technologies. As the days go by, I am wondering if HCI fits that bill. I’ll look more into it as the summer goes by.
Although I am a tad worried about graduate school. At the beginning, having faculty writing letters of recommendation were mentioned. But so far, not only has no faculty member been around to see me work, my work leaves little room for going above and beyond, so to speak. I want to make an impression through performance, and as it stands now, I do not see an easy way to do so. Because if my faculty mentors are never around, and my project remains a minuscule task, how am I going to go above and beyond?
We hope you’ll tune in next time,