Image And Meaning

Why are all the cool meetings happening all in the same week? On top of three I will attend, there is another one I just heard of that sound really cool:

The fourth Image and Meaning workshop, IM2.4, part of the Envisioning Science Program at Harvard’s IIC will be held Oct. 25 and 26, 2007, Thursday and Friday at the Hilles library on the Harvard campus.
Application deadline is September 17, 2007
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Scientists, graphic designers, writers, animators and others are invited to join us in exploring solutions to problems in the visual expression of concepts and data in science and engineering. This will be a workshop in the truest sense: small, interdisciplinary groups discussing and working collaboratively to tackle challenges created by the participants themselves.
Experience gained from three highly successful workshops around the country over the past year will inform the structure of the October program to be hosted by Harvard. Previous participants have told us in their evaluations that they have found useful connections between fields as well as new ways of looking at and solving problems in their own work. We are confident it will be so again in IM2.4, the last of the IM2.x cycle of workshops presented with major funding from the National Science Foundation.
Because of the immersive nature of the workshop, it will be imperative for each participant to attend the entire program, from the opening session at 3 PM Thursday, October 25, through the evening and a full day Friday, October 26. Four meals will be provided. The cost is $150 per person for non-Harvard participants.
Information can be found at: http://www.imageandmeaning.org/

One response to “Image And Meaning

  1. In a word: August.
    Also known as summer vacation time (in the Northern hemisphere).
    I (vaguely) recall there being a “law”–in the Murphy’s or Sod’s sense–about this phenomenon, albeit I cannot recall either the law’s name or exact phrasing… ;-\