Eclectic Curiosity

Interesting 2008

Posted on June 23rd, 2008, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Interesting2008. No Comments

This past Saturday I attended Russell Davies’ wonderfully inspiring Interesting 2008 (2nd annual) “conference” (more of a casual salon-meets-speakers-corner get-together) with about 200 or so other curious souls at Conway Hall in London.

It’s basically a day of short and long presentations by a random selection of people about a eclectic array of topics. Topics such as plosives, currency, masks, Churchill, toilets, Hiraeth, booze, insomnia, and more. Interesting stuff! For a complete run-down of who presented what, check out “Metaverse Evangelist” and first speaker (about Lego) Roo Reynolds’ blog post here, or some of the Technorati pings here.

I was lucky enough to be on the agenda too. I presented for about 16 minutes about What, Specifically, Do Generalists Do? (NB: these slides were mostly background and don’t explain all that was said, obviously), based on this original post. It was actually the first time I’ve formally verbally presented some of the ideas you see here at this blog. It was fun. I had a blast at Interesting (thanks Russell!) and London is proving to be a delight to explore. But more on that later…

Update (07/10/08): The Guardian has posted some video from the day here.

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