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[Mar. 21st, 2007|10:42 pm]
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Talked to Catherine Copetas; looks like we'll be able to have at least reasonably decently bound SIGBOVIK proceedings for sure, paid for by some crazy discretionary fund somewhere.

Went to a talk by Ben Fry. Turned out to be basically the same talk I saw him give a couple years ago. Not a bad talk, though. He showed off some neat infographics he did, and some other random programs written in processing. After it edanaher talked me into dropping by a meeting of a class-like thing called "passport" he is taking, which is supposed to get together people of different majors to go to interesting talks such as the aforementioned one and then discuss them or something. It was interesting to listen to some surprisingly different perspectives on what procedural graphics has to do with art, and the prof, Dee Briggs struck me as pretty brilliant.

[User Picture]From: cdtwigg
2007-03-22 02:54 am (UTC)
Oh, man, I missed the submission deadline.
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From: aleffert
2007-03-22 03:09 am (UTC)
Write a paper tonight! Also, Mr. Reed, did she say when it would go up on the main cs page?
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2007-03-22 03:11 am (UTC)
No, she didn't.
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[User Picture]From: marymcglo
2007-03-22 03:18 am (UTC)
Awesome- are proceedings included with the registration fee?
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2007-03-22 03:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think most people that show up will be able to get a copy, and certainly everybody that actually contributed will be top priorty.
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[User Picture]From: gregh1983
2007-03-22 04:57 am (UTC)
Oh, goodness, I still owe you guys a paper for that. Can I get it to you by the end of the week? It's mostly done...
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[User Picture]From: platypuslord
2007-03-22 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yay passport!

I like the idea of getting a list of interesting cultural events, and I mostly like the idea of getting in a group and discussing them.

But I sort of don't like the idea of being required to attend a certain number of events, or let my GPA suffer, imaginary as that entity may or may not be.

Anyway, I joined their mailing list a few years ago, and it was depressingly low-volume, but they did send me one ad for a Pitt circus-type acrobatics act that was really amazing.
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