Ben Kirman

.plan

This page is an intermittently updated summary of what I'm currently up to, and where my efforts are currently directed. It is based on Now pages, and the .plan files from back in the day. It is not meant to be a complete summary, just a little note.

Last updated 21/11/21

Research

  • Working on supporting PlayOn! partners with their new immersive theatre productions. There are some super cool things ongoing that I look forward to sharing next year - most productions will be on stage in summer/autumn.
  • Developing (with Oliver Bates) the card game output of Switch Gig and the sister project Flip Gig.
  • Currently speaking to people interested in studying games PhDs in the IGGI CDT (deadline Jan '22)

Teaching

  • Finishing up another year of the Y3 option Mobile Interaction with our IM students. Another great year with some sound projects.
  • Research leave (for PlayOn) from Jan - Mar, then I'll be doing the project prep module for Y2s from April.

Other

  • Got a Bangle.js 2 Espruino watch - my first smart watch. Trying to think of neat things to do with it. It is ace, I like tinkering with it.
  • Trying to hit 500 in a Portsmouth round with Olympic Recurve this indoor season (current PB 491)
  • Just about finished this year's 10x10 for board games, a few more rounds of Warfighter Shadow War will do it. Also need 1 more play to finish 10xdecade challenge, where I play 10 games from 10 years ago.
  • Playing and enjoying Unpacking, Dinosaur World, Football Manager 22, and Forza Horizon 5. Disappointed by GTA trilogy on Switch.