maiden chicago -- talk next friday
i'll be stopping by the university of chicago's social theory and evidence and crime and punishment workshops next friday.
former minnversity undergrad eric hedberg and danielle wallace will be my grad student hosts. eric's minnsoc logo, which really would make a fine tattoo, still graces our minnversity site. i'm glad to see his eye for imagery* put to good use at chicago as well. mr. hedberg sent me this alternative version of the flyer, which he describes as the iron maiden treatment. cool, eric, but could you show me something in a sabbath, or perhaps a green?
it should be a fine li'l trip before the crim meetings -- easy flight, an absurdly smart audience, and warm friends. if discovery is the great individual thrill of science as a vocation, perhaps intellectual kinship and fellow-feeling is the great comfort. when i'm weary of prisons and undone by obligations unmet and nuts uncracked, the blog muse reminds me to enjoy the warmth and wonder of connecting with teachers, colleagues, and students:
"...a loveless world is a dead world, and always there comes an hour when one is weary of prisons, of one's work, and of devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart." --Albert Camus, The Plague
*at this point, i might also mention revisions, mr. hedberg's feature-length bildungsroman with partner james buffington. when i saw the mean male prof and nice female prof in the trailers, i worried that maybe the mean dude was me. mr. hedberg assured me that only the good prof had uggenesque influences, but, alas, i just wasn't believable as a man. i choose to understand this as a compliment, and the story generally elicits knowing nods and chuckles among my friends.