Just got back from the convention… First I met (among others) Anders Sandberg (who I interviewed I think back in 1997 or so for BME), and then we watched a talk by Steve Mann (who I last saw at the IdeaCity convention) and chatted with him a little afterwards. While heading out I finally got to meet Simon Smith and a number of others who I'm forgetting at this moment but will try and recall for the actual article. Finally we also got to meet Stelarc who will be giving a talk tomorrow night… Very nice guy! In any case, it looks like it's going to be a great event (although it's going to shoot my workload even higher for the next week, ack, thank you to Rachel who's feeding me to keep me ticking). Thanks also to Phil for helping shoot the convention. I was also very surprised with how many people seemed to know who I was. Maybe I'm recognizable or something?
If you are in the Toronto area, I strongly recommend you come and check out Stelarc tomorrow night. His presentation is at 8 PM at the JRR McLeod Auditorium, located in the Medical Sciences building at 1 King's Court Circle (basically at University and College) at U of T. You can get tickets at the door (so just come at 7:30 or so). He's doing involuntary movement demonstrations and more, and the title of the talk is “ALTERNATE ANATOMICAL ARCHITECTURES: Empty, Involuntary, and Avatar Bodies”. Tickets are $12.50.