I arrived yesterday at San Diego / La Jolla for MacArthur Foundation’s first annual (Isn’t it dangerous to announce it’s annual when there haven’t been any yet?) Digital Media and Learning Conference.
I’m staying at a pretty swanky place (unexpectedly since I assumed it was just another cookie-cutter hotel), the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Yesterday, I walked along a beach, watched some surfboarding, went swimming, did a horrible walk along Torrey Pines, a busy street to Pearl St. (should have taken a side road), met up with George and Jen, ate at Sammy’s, noticed George and I were the only non-white people in the whole place (and upon reflection the only non-whites I’ve seen have been servers or receptionists or whatever, not tourists or residents), went grocery shopping then had hot chocolate and ice cream while watching the Olympics with G and J, and slept really well.
I’ve started following the twitter hashtag for the conf (#dml2010) and am already starting to meet people that way. 🙂
AAAS is in San Diego right now, too, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to swing by to meet up with people there… I’ve got a golf course and/or an aquarium and/or a beach and/or a massage and/or meet ups to do. 🙂 Oh, and there’s work, too… laptop on a beach isn’t so bad, I suppose.