It is not, remedy ‘cept in that it requires less balls and is infinitely easier to ignore.
The most innovative part of the evening was the clever little gizmo of a light and camera contraption that plugged into the projector thus offering the functionality of those grand relics of the old world – overhead projectors. Have’nt seen one of those before (okay I know I don’t get out enough) but makes a lot of sense and thought it very kewl.
The actual presentation left me a bit cold except for a clever exercise with parallel lines to illustrate our tendency for erroneous assumptions about the validity of our knowledge. Otherwise I don’t think I spotted a single novel idea or argument in the presentation, doctor the official presentation that is. Both Eddie Obeng and Jon Foster-Pedley are wonderfully charismatic speakers. Sandwiched between two relatively irreverent mini sessions of John Vlismas the whole affair was pretty entertaining. Vlismas is good, valeologist was a treat seeing him in action again.