the artworks on the left and right are delightfully odd
a few seconds later the smaller sweet-looking woman berated me for giving an unscientific talk -- "i learned more about the singularity from the wikipedia article than from your lecture"
terry deacon and susan dennett
marius in action
dan engages in some amber art
terry deacon and friend
bipin indurkhya and friend
the conference was sponsored by mrs. putin...
some of mrs. putin's helpers
at the fancy reception with conference insiders
dan and susan
terry and dan
more amber art (kaliningrad is the world amber capital)
they do seem to appreciate kant in kaliningrad
note the bird on kant's head
the robot building (the unoccupyable "house of the soviets", built in the 1970s on the site of the old castle in the center of the city) -- one of the world's great buildings