I don’t think anyone is blogging at ISEA except me and the Grandtextauto lads, who will no doubt be writing thorough trip reports now that we’ve arrived at a stable wireless net connection. [Update: and Even Westvang] There must be other bloggers here, but I don’t know how to find them. The name tags are discreet and give no contextual information. There are other laptoppers here in the auditorium, but if there’s a backchannel I haven’t found it yet. Daypop shows one link and Blogdex very few recent mentions of ISEA in blogs.

We’ve arrived in Tallinn, after two nights cruising the Baltic Sea. The auditorium here at the Kosmos cinema is rocking, I’m sure, though not as much as the water in the pool in the bar on the ship. There were close to a thousand people on the boat, I was told, but there are only a hundred or maybe two hundred in this auditorium. Probably people are waiting for the keynotes, or if they were able to check into their hotels this early, perhaps they’re resting after the early morning. Right now, we’re being officially welcomed to the Tallinn part of the symposium. Soon we’ll start on the wearable computing theme. I’m looking forward to the fashion show.

5 thoughts on “blogging from ISEA

  1. bicyclemark

    THAT SETTLES It! I’m not putting PHD off any longer.

  2. Marika

    Even Westvang attends ISEA and has set up an Isea Travelogue. I would love to be there myself…

  3. jean

    Axel Bruns is blogging from there

  4. Jill

    Thanks, Jean! Added him to my reading list 🙂

  5. jill/txt » ISEA with kids

    […] Academic couples with small children who are interested in the same conferences get to choose between skipping the conference altogether and bringing the kids. Oh, when they’re older we’ll leave them with family (we hope!) but 18 months is young to spend a week away from your parents. So Scott and I are experiencing ISEA in Istanbul with children, which is a slightly different experience than ISEA in Helsinki and Tallinn without the kids. The debate in the hamam tonight was out for instance, wonderful as it sounds. I doubt that an 18 month old and a 3-year-old would have given quite the right vibe to the debates. However, there is room for other experiences. While Scott was in a panel on electronic literature today, for instance, I met Sarah Drury on the Istiklal tram, and was able to hear about her work with augmented reality using mobile phones (while hanging on to Jessie who wanted to stand on the back platform, and as Benji threw his pacifier off the tram and then complained loudly about it). Sarah has a nearly four year old at home, she said. […]

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