Lately we have been piloting the residence with William Dennisuk. William is a great guy and an artist whom we've had the pleasure to work with before so he was an obvious choice for this role. In essence, William agreed to become our guinea pig and stay and work at a “pilot residence” for about two months, to test whether the laboratory was ready to receive visitors for longer periods of time and to see if it works, generally speaking. The pilot runs from 28th April through 20th June.
But, but… aren’t we smart enough to do everything right without testing? Nah, not even close! If there is anything working with lasers has taught us, it’s that whenever possible you should try things in practice and not assume you know. In this case, the pilot has really helped us pinpoint things to remember and how to prepare when someone not familiar with the environment of a university laboratory comes to work here – even though William does have experience working with us and is aware of how things work around here.
Working with William has been easy and inspiring because he’s a guy who always seeks to find the limits and possibilities of any technology and works to stretch those boundaries. His ideas might leave some people frustrated but they also often make you think of ways to improve your own work.
~ Matti ~