I'm serious about it in the sense that I really enjoy doing it, reading about it and ultimately thinking about a photographic system and all its complexities. Since graduating college it's become my sole "academic" pursuit, and the support of people I've met online has been great. I've been pointed in the right direction many times.
I'm also lucky to have a relatively relaxed job... If only I could get paid for this!
Mike G. really latched onto my idea to produce DCG matrices and has elevated the project orders of magnitude.
Guy Stricherz sounds like a good man to get in touch with as well; there are undoubtedly countless "tricks of the trade" that lie with only a handful of people.
You know, the funny thing is.. I've maybe seen 5 dye-transfer prints with my own eyes since undertaking this, but, when reading I have a most vivid imagination.