The hardest part about being an academic ronin is the lack of conversation. People with traditional academic jobs end up talking to friends and colleagues in the hall or at the bar. It is an important stimulant for creative thinking and for providing one with resources one might not otherwise have known about.
“Have you read this article…?”
“There’s this great book by…”
“Let me send you a link to…”
You discuss what you are reading and thinking about, and you get suggestions on what to read and (thusly) think about. Continue reading “What’s Your Collaborative Research Platform?”