PhD is go

It’s on like Donkey Kong!*

I’m finally officially registered as a PhD student at HATII. I have a pair of excellent supervisors lined up, in the form of Dr Susan Stuart (more informative personal website here) and Dr Steve Draper (see here for much more information). Susan is a philosopher at HATII and Steve is based in Psychology. Both are likely to keep me on my toes, and bring a wealth of experience and wisdom from their many years of teaching and research. Better start doing some work now, then…

* This is a ridiculous phrase. Believed to have been coined by rapper Ice Cube in the early Nineties – more than a decade after Nintendo’s ill-tempered monkey started chucking barrels – it has since grown in popularity on the Internet (of course) and in ‘hip’ pop culture. It was recently used to promote the video game-influenced movie version of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and subsequently (and rather retrospectively) trademarked by Nintendo to drum up interest for Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii, 30 years after they didn’t think of it in the first place.