Getting Into Writing

Good News! I am now doing a PhD at the University of Nottingham, funded through the Horizon DTC Project, which in turn is part of the UK government’s Digital Economy initiative. It should also prove good news for this blog with it’s naiscent ramblings submitted from time to time upgraded to more of a diary to aid the 100,000 words needed as I’m unsure after four years of blistering progress funnelling it all into 3 month hellish period could prove diasterous to any sleep pattern.

Currently the vague topic is Crisis Mapping. The species, place, space and time are yet to be determined. The next month will be spent on a review of the field and a presentation to my peers regarding the ‘gaps of knowledge’ within the field. A PhD is apparently about making an ‘original contribution’, what this entails within this context isn’t currently clear. However the contribution is defined, be it of a technological or more blue sky nature the process will definately be interesting.

Author: Mark Iliffe

Traveller, Programmer, Geospatialist and Motorcyclist

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