29 Oct 2003 20:19:54
milk
juggling lectures

Hi,

I was in 531 last week end and the whole saturday afternoon was
dedicated to lectures. I mean everybody was driven by bus to a special
location and everybody had to sit and listen to painful discussion about
complicated stuff more or less related to juggling. I mean I would have much
preferred being in a gym and practise my new tricks, but there were no
possible escape, since the convention site was very far, the only thing to
do was to listen to the one people talking. I haven't been to so many
conventions, but are there many ones like that, where you don't juggle but
listen to intellectual speeches?
Saturday evening there was a show and the juggler kept shaking legs and
arms and vaguely juggled small silicone balls. I thought it was pretty
intellectual too...
I heard that conventions in Holland or in Italy were much more cool.
What do you think?





30 Oct 2003 11:17:41
Harri Varpanen
Re: juggling lectures

On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, milk wrote:

> I was in 531 last week end and the whole saturday afternoon was
> dedicated to lectures. I mean everybody was driven by bus to a special
> location and everybody had to sit and listen to painful discussion about
> complicated stuff

I agree that the lectures sucked, but that was mainly because the talkers
(Denis Paumier and Martin Schwitzke) were really bad. Much of the time
they mumbled and tried to find the right words as their English skills
were lousy. They also didn't quite understand the questions the audience
asked them, and they mostly speaked for themselves instead of the
audience.

In between them Eric Aberg from Sweden had a short lecture/demo that I
liked very much. Had the other speakers been good too, it would've been
just fine to listen to lectures.

> I heard that conventions in Holland or in Italy were much more cool.
> What do you think?

Dunno about conventions in Holland or in Italy, but I think 531 was very
cool (apart from these two bad lectures).

Harri