Photos from the Russian cognitive science conference in Kaliningrad, June 2012

Terry Deacon at Kant's grave

Russian Kant plaque

Terry doesn't manage to get Kant's name in the shot


Honey bridge (last of the seven bridges), with demonstrative tour guide

Sunset at the fish village

The artworks on the left and right are delightfully odd

With Dan Dennett

One of these women told me "I learned more about the singularity from the Wikipedia article than from your lecture"

Katya Vostrikova points out her home town

Terry Deacon and Susan Dennett

Marius Dumitru in action

Dan engages in some amber art

Terry and friend

Bipin Indurkhya and friend

The conference was sponsored by Ludmilla Putin

Some of Mrs. Putin's helpers

Conference insiders at the fancy reception

Dan and Susan

Terry and Dan

Ryder Dain, Karina Baral

With Karina and Katya

More amber art (Kaliningrad is the world amber capital)

They appreciate Kant in his home town

Note the bird on Kant's head

The robot building (the unoccupiable "house of the Soviets", built in the 1970s on the site of the old castle in the center of the city)

The robot building! Never-finished and unoccupied -- ine foreshadowing for singularity talk (Marius Dumitru)

See also Crossing the seven bridges of Königsberg

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