Open question do you know of anyone who streams themselves doing academic research?

@Coldguy What? Like a continuous couple of years of slowly moving microscopic quantities at a lab bench, mixed with hours of reading, & hours of squinting at data on a computer?

I can't think of much that would be more boring.



I've seen less interesting gamevideos and less interesting 'action' movies.

Lord of the rings was once even considered too boring of a concept.


@webmind @pzmyers @Coldguy

is this how we cultivate the citizen scientist? monetization of streaming thorough and reasoned scientific process?

because that may actually be something I can get behind a bit

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