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Dissertation draft readers wanted! [Aug. 18th, 2014|12:26 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

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[User Picture]From: hawklady
2014-08-31 05:40 am (UTC)
(Repost because the previous one's link triggered spam detection) ...

Hi Lindsey - I found your blog through Hacker School links (have just applied there and am waiting for the voice interview) ... noticed you were a PhD candidate and former musician and figured you might be interested in this (for filling your copious free time, of course):


Dance Your PhD is just what it sounds like: make an online video of your Ph.D. thesis interpreted in dance form. Even if your PhD was earned 20 years ago, if it's in a science field, you're eligible.

You can win up to $1,000 and a free trip to California, achieve immortal geek fame on the Internet, and be recognized by Science for your effort.

Grand prize: The cash prizes are the same as last year ($500 for each category and an additional $500 for the overall winner). The grand prize winner also gets a free trip to Stanford University in spring 2015 (travel and hotel covered by Highwire Press) to screen your PhD dance.

(Link deleted - but it is gonzolabs dot org /dance. Or you could find it in the Aug-30 entry in my own LJ with the title "It's almost FALL, and that means ...")
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2014-09-01 01:52 am (UTC)
I've heard of this, actually! Thanks for reminding me of it! (Although I'm a little disappointed that none of the categories listed on the website would accommodate my Ph.D. (which is in computer science).)

(Edited to add: Hm. According to the fine print, "If it is at the level of fundamental (or applied) physics or lower (e.g. mathematics), then it goes in PHYSICS." I...uh...I guess that's where mine would go?)

Edited at 2014-09-01 02:02 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: hawklady
2014-09-01 02:49 am (UTC)
Sounds reasonable. IIRC they do the actual deciding of what category your submission belongs in.
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