This is the first post of this kind but there will be many more. One of the most important reasons I wanted to create this site, other than because I’m an ubergeek and need to share the things that excite me with others, is because I want to be an independent researcher. This doesn’t mean that I’m comfortable with money, far from it, I’m unemployed, and that I can play at being a “gentleman scientist”. This is my calling, what I do best and what fulfils my need for creation as a human being.
But independence is not enough I feel. I want my work to be radical. Not so much in terms of content, although I would be very happy if my work was considered to be that special, but more in terms of delivery. In short, I want the way my work is done to be liberating. I want my work to be entirely open, not only because it will benefit from it but because I believe it longs to be free.
So aside from the obvious things, ie not taking money from DARPA or any ministry of defence or any arms developers-manufacturers-dealers, there will be much more I will incorporate in my work and the way I do it. Hopefully, it will improve the way I work and my work’s quality and maybe something good will come out of it.
Stick with me as I try to radicalise computational neuroscience.