This might be a bit off topic - but I have some concerns that arose today:
As someone who is relativly new to this academic gig I am just getting used to the way things are done. The type of research I'm involved in seems, often, like reportage.... let me explain.... a colleague and I were talking about this today. I identified a feeling I've had while involved in this work with the creative industries it often goes something like this:
'I used to be someone who created stuff and now I am someone who reports on other people creating stuff'
A part from seeming somewhat depressing, I wanted to get to something else, I mean research in other fields is often about innovation, discovering things and creating things. So my question to myself is:
'how am I innovating? what am I creating?'