I'm Alex Kearney, a PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta. I focus on Artificial Intelligence and Epistemology.

When I'm not playing with robots, I hang out with the indieweb community, drink tea, and scubadive.

This tweet hits way too close to home. The number of people who would waltz into my CS dept's facebook page asking for free labour while being secretive about the project in question was obscene.

This, of course, was coupled with an attitude of being entitled to the CS student's time and resources. These people were providing the poor students with a lucrative business opportunity after all 🙄.


Got to play with some new headgear in the lab. I'm the resident EEG zen-master, and some people are looking at using it as an additional control channel for bionic limbs.

They just hacked apart a mind-flex toy headset.