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A dark green boxout from The Essential Doctor Who Science and Technology Magazine.  It has the headline Existential Threat. A photo of me showing a small child how to use the Lego Rovers in the top left.  A circular picture of the Third Doctor being mind-programmed by BOSS is in the middle and a black and white photo of the First Doctor and Dodo in front of WOTAN is in the bottom left.  The text is blurred out because I have some morals.



A dark green boxout from The Essential Doctor Who Science and Technology Magazine.  It has the headline Machine Learning. A round headshot of me is in the middle.  A cut-out photo of one of the Smiley robots from Smile is centre bottom.  A shot of Bill and Nardole with the CERN physicist from Extremis is bottom left.  The text is blurred out because I have some morals.


[personal profile] sir_guinglain wrote a piece for The Essential Doctor Who:Science and Technology on Artificial Intelligence in Doctor Who and he thought it might be fun to get me to provide some discussion of the actual science. As a result I got not one, but two boxouts in the article!! The Teenager is immensely impressed and B. has purchased Prosecco (though, to be fair, it takes very little to provoke B. into purchasing Prosecco).

It isn't quite appearing in Doctor Who Magazine which would be beyond awesome, but its pretty close "From the makers of Doctor Who Magazine" runs the byline. I have been mentioned in DWM before: once because I won twenty miniature plastic Daleks and twenty miniature plastic Cybermen in a competition and once because I wrote in to inform them that my logic textbook had mentioned Doctor Who, but I've never had my photo in the magazine let alone boxouts all to myself.

I believe you can purchase The Essential Doctor Who:Science and Technology in W.H.Smiths though the Lime Street Station branch did not have it when I looked (fortunately [personal profile] sir_guinglain kindly managed to get me sent a complementary copy).
purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (lego robots)
One of the odder things that happened to me at the tail end of last year was the below appearance in the EPSRC's Pioneer Magazine. It was bizarre chiefly because the first I knew about it was when a colleague showed me the article. The text is cut-n-paste from a piece the University Corporate Communications department wrote about me at the time of the first NASA Space Apps challenge (so approx. 5 years ago) and the pictures were lifted from my website. Still, not complaining...



purplecat: The Tardis (Doctor Who)
B. is currently in Japan and I've just spent a week at the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. G, therefore has spent a few days with Valkyrie and family in Stoke-on-Trent. On my way to collect her, and stuck in a traffic jam, I did a double-take when I saw what appeared to be RTD in the rearview mirror. Closer inspection revealed it was not RTD so much as a large photo of RTD in the passenger seat of the vehicle behind. Once I'd convinced myself that, yes, indeed, there really was a life-size photo of RTD in the car behind me and given the traffic was stationary, I recorded the moment for posterity.



thusly


There was a dimly visible figure in the back seat of the car and I persuaded myself that it was just about plausible that was the man himself (the only vaguely logical reason I could think of for transporting a life-size photo of RTD would be that you were actually RTD and were off to do some publicity of some kind). Since the traffic jam was located on the main route between Manchester and the southbound M6 it wasn't beyond possibility he might be in a car in the general vicinity.

Social Media shenanigans under the cut )
purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (lego robots)
Most people on Facebook already know this but I think there are few here who aren't in t'other place. I'll probably be on the Today Programme (UK BBC Radio 4 News programme) tomorrow morning at approx 8.30am, talking about non-medical robots.

*not scared honest!*

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