Plan for India, graduate school agghhh, yoga and relax, build flexibility, stretch, finish work project (there is no end to data analysis!), read, write, develop storytelling skills, dance class, tone muscles, practice cooking new recipes, search castings and score gigs, *rare and beautiful moments of exceptional bliss* becoming ever more frequent and regular, extreme stress and anxiety ohmygod the work week has started and WHY is it mid February -— six weeks six weeks SIX WEEKS — where did the time go? I can’t remember the last time I was this happy in February. It used to be the hardest month. Life is amazing. I love being in the city. So many great people. (Life, what are you? What am I doing?) Oh no, wasted time. Get back on track. Back on track. Make To-Do Lists. Why did I put something that takes five months to accomplish on my To-Do List? To Do: Learn how to make more practical To-Do Lists. Keep working. Focus. One thing at a time. Read, eat, sleep. Repeat. Meet inspiring and encouraging people. Who knew people could be so open minded and welcoming? Talk phenomenology, read phenomenology, evoke passions. Dance boldly. Good. Bad. Wonderful. Difficult. Winter is so cold but can also be so sunny and gorgeous when every beam of light shimmers off the ice on the lake. (How do I make sense of it all? Where do I begin?) Oh well, I’m doing it. Every moment, every action matters.
Lynda Joy is a American PhD student living in Denmark, researching sensorimotor training with multi-modal Augmented Reality technologies by using methodologies from Cognitive Neuropsychology. During her MA, she worked very closely with the Center for Subjectivity Research and studied Phenomenology and its plausible implementations in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science ("naturalized" phenomenology). Between her MA and PhD, she worked with labs in Berlin (Germany), Adelaide (Australia), Tallinn (Estonia), Zurich (Switzerland), and Paris (France). She was a keynote speaker at IEEE VR in 2016, and presented at the Augmented Reality World Expo in 2017. In her spare time, she is currently writing a novel about a virtual simulation of bardo (the stage between life and death to reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism). Her goal is to create experiences with new technologies that help people access more of the embodied subjectivity of another person/persons. Lynda wants her work to revere compassion to help allow the world to realize what a gift it is to both give and receive. Lynda is a strong believer in a better world that we collectively make by sharing a common vision, and that this vision comes through sharing our stories and our truths. That's what this blog is all about.