Johannes and I had a some time before our flight left after the AAAI Fall Symposium Series to go check out some of the sights in D.C. We walked around the mall in the morning before the crowds descended and had a chance to take in the monuments with very few people around.
You often see the Vietnam War memorial in popular media, and for good reason: the Vietnam memorial is impactful.
I had never seen any depiction of the Korean War memorial: a lush statuary, rather than the typical neo-classical plaza.
The only way to experience the memorial is through a forest. To get to the inscription and the fountain you must emerge from cover into a clearing with a platoon of brass statues. The first statue seems to be waving you back.
The monument brings the environment to the statues.
There were a few wreathes laid down by the fountain, both with fresh flowers from Korean community organizations.
Watched Donnie Darko for the first time and it is fantastic and amazing
Went to the Edmonton story slam for the first time
Had espresso at transcend
Read a bunch of random epistemology and got Expressivism, pragmatism and Representationalism
Had excellent chats with visitors from DLR about robot constructivism
Prepped for my first Grace Hopper Con
Had dim sum
Managed to summarize my research proposal in one page!
Had a birthday dinner with my family at Bistro Praha
Some people asked to take a selfie with me and I am still confused by it
There are some crazy ice sculptures at @iceonwhyte. It’s one of three international competitive ice sculpting competitions in Canada and all of the sculptures were made in 35 hours.
Design For Informatics is wrapping up. Seeing the diversity of people's presentations makes me appreciate the value of a project-based course.