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That’s a wrap!

We finally finished shooting around 8:00pm tonight, and now I’m not sure what to do with myself. Some of you got email updates during the filming, and I appreciate you being there to hear my rants and excitement. Filming takes a lot of flexibility and patience, and it was quite an experience. I managed to get everyone involved to sign my IRB consent forms too, so all the data I so painstakingly gathered should be usable! Woot!

The series is likely to air near the end of the year or early next year. I’ll let you all know as soon as I can. You can see me in my little blue polo talking shop. I also did an excellent job prepping my advisor, and she did a great job during her part. Well, everybody did a great job, but I was mostly concerned with Stephanie’s part since it was a direct reflection of my ability to tell a good story about what I know about the engineers’ work so far. The engineers assured me that I do “get” what’s going on, and that was a relief. Now you can all ask me about ECC, and I can give a decent 30 second soundbyte. The show itself will focus on the material’s properties, but my piece focuses on supporting and improving collaborative science and engineering work. Stay tuned for big news about how to get civil engineers from around the world to agree on a testing method for ECC.

Next up, transcription! I’ve started running Boot Camp on my POS MacBook, and so far, it works ok. I got a student version of Atlas.ti for my qualitative analysis tool, and I’ll be poking around in there tomorrow. I have less than an hour of video, but I have pages and pages of notes. I also have about 200 pictures, but I’ll spare you most of those.

So, what do you think ?

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