hodies questionnaire

1. your name: Holger Dick

2. the intended topic area for your PhD: very roughly: HCI

3. most important reason for you personally to get a PhD: A (the?) way to stay in academia.

4. name three computer scientist which YOU consider most important for the field and what you consider their contribution
4.0. Alan Turing – b/c he enabled people to become computer scientists
4.1. Ivan Sutherland – motivated CS researcher to think of graphical, real-time usage of computers. Inspiration for a generation of CS researcher
4.2. Alan Kay – brought the personal (and the user) into computing
4.3. Tim Berners-Lee – layed ground for the switch of nerdy bbs-networking to easily accessible web-based networks

5. name the three most important, professionally relevant books which you have read
5.1. The New Media Reader edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort
5.2. A Theory of Semiotics by Umberto Eco

6. assuming you will collaborate with researchers and explore ideas outside of CS during your PhD studies which domains are the most likely candidates for this effort
6.1. Psychology
6.2. Fine Arts
6.3. Linguistics

7. briefly characterize your own digital literacy:
7.1. which programming language do you know (mention them in an order of decreasing familiarity)
Java, Haskell, C++, LISP, C, PHP, Ruby, Perl

7.2. describe the top three projects (problem, programming language used, for what) which you have done in the past
7.2.1 Winning the Sony Aibo Robocup Worldcup, C++, Graduate Project
7.2.2 Creating a Learning Management System for use in prisons, PHP, RA
7.2.3 Developing a Unified Messaging Client (VoIP & Mail), Java, Undergrad Project

7.3. which are the top three applications that you are familiar with (e.g. Photoshop, Canvas, Dreamweaver, iMovie, .)?
7.3.1 Word
7.3.2 Photoshop
7.3.3 Final Cut Pro

8. List your three favorite topics that you would like to see discussed in this course!
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