Thank you so much everybody for all your kind words and support! :D
I didn't expect to see myself in my inbox today! ;) The dA community has been really warm and helpful, not only recently but ever since I joined the site.
I recently had a short interview with blog Alive For Art. The blog is fairly new, but has already featured a great variety of artists. Here's the http://www.aliveforart.com/2013/01/artist-interview-alex-panagopoulos.html :)
Holy crap, I am now a Doctor! (in computer science, not in medicine). I managed to unintentionally set up a Hollywood finish to my PhD, that resembled those movies where the hero goes through the most sadistic struggles, kills the baddies and finally diffuses the bomb with not even a second to spare, just as the counter reaches zero - all played in very slow motion but with equal suspense. I went through all sorts of problems, from research that I would have thrown out of the window (at great cost) had it not worked at the absolutely very last moment, to personal trouble, bureaucratic trouble that required travels and weeks from my non-existe