[Cyborg] [EEG] Sorcerers' apprentice (Re: Bootstrapping class?)

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 12:14:09 PDT 2010


Oh no I forgot Chung-hay.  Make that 3 NB members.

-Kelly

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 12:13, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Because noisebridge is a pretty good lab to start with, and better labs
>> may be quite some distance away.
>
>> That said, the prospects of access to an infrastructure far more
>> advanced than what exists at noisebridge could keep you too far away to
>> make more than very sporadic visits to noisebridge practical.
>
> Ah... what are you talking about? There are two major institutions
> within 30 min public transit of NB that each have many many
> neuroscience labs. And that's not to mention the many non-academic
> sources of neuro work in the bay area.  And I'm assuming both the
> lawrence labs do none, which is probably not true. To my knowledge,
> two noisebridge members have jobs at neuroscience labs at present, and
> more have in the past (and one works at Lawrence).  I just thought I'd
> point out that it's totally possible to get a position like this,
> especially if you're technical and have modest income requirements.
>
> But sure, Noisebridge makes for a good lab--assuming you want to be
> your own PI.  In which case, like I suggested, let's git er done.
>
> -Kelly
>
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 11:54, Christoph Maier
> <cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-04-13 at 10:32 -0700, Kelly wrote:
>>> Sai, it sounds like you want an apprenticeship in a lab--why don't you
>>> try to get one?
>>
>> Because noisebridge is a pretty good lab to start with, and better labs
>> may be quite some distance away.
>>
>>> Or alternately, you could just start hacking openEEG. I don't think
>>> that any of us are experts, but we learn by doing. We basically google
>>> the next step and then hack it up (and then recurse).  The EEG group
>>> has been pretty dead lately because I've been really busy and both
>>> Josh and I are working on other projects at NB.  I go back and forth
>>> on actually hacking openeeg myself, and certainly at some point I'll
>>> dig in again, but if you want to see more action, then by all means
>>> act.  I will make myself available for guidance.
>>>
>>> -Kelly
>>
>> That said, the prospects of access to an infrastructure far more
>> advanced than what exists at noisebridge could keep you too far away to
>> make more than very sporadic visits to noisebridge practical.
>>
>> Are y'all going to be around this coming weekend, say, Sunday?
>>
>> I think Mr Sensebridge's funemployment party would be an excellent
>> occasion for me to take a short break from pursuing MY funemployment and
>> to discuss how to coordinate my attempts at doing hands-on EEG stuff
>> with yours, which has been my goal since ... at least since Mitch Altman
>> shanghaied me.
>>
>> Christoph <- so far only wasting time on facebook, playing games,
>> posting videos, and such.
>>
>>> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 21:24, Sai Emrys <noisebridge at saizai.com> wrote:
>>> > On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 9:17 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >> I generally give noobs The Spiel when they join up--this includes a
>>> >> basic primer on what EEG is.  It's generally a 10-20 min conversation.
>>> >>  Do you need something more in depth than that?
>>> >
>>> > Basically, I want to know as much as you do - as in, enough to do
>>> > anything in an EEG lab.
>>> >
>>> > I've had cogneuro classes at UCB, I know the theoretical basics (minus
>>> > whatever I've forgotten in the last four years), but I do not know
>>> > anything lower level than that; I can't actually use it or analyze
>>> > data.
>>> >
>>> > - Sai
>>
>>
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