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
Wow, there has been a huge peak in the traffic in my account lately. This: :thumb42197587: was posted on reddit - and a few days later this: :thumb106010974: became a DD!
At the same time I am at a computer vision conference, where 1500 people have brought the wireless to a complete crawl, so it takes ages to see my messages on dA, let alone respond.
I will try to reply to at least some when I get back in a few days. Until then,
thank you so much for the support everybody! It is amazing to get this great feedback!
Today I felt like that guy in some older Adidas ad, who walks a bit longer one day and discovers something awesome.
I was walking on the dirty, gloomy street in front of Sculpture Center towards a lumber yard when I saw the open door of some garage with no other identifying marks. Inside the door was a very clean, upscale workshop where a kind-looking white-haired Italian was working on three Alfa Romeo racing prototypes from the 70's. One was a Tipo 33/3, and another should be a Tipo 33TT12 (the body was removed, but I could see the flat-12 engine). The cars looked old and dangerous, with their menacing Alfa red color, green four-leafed clo