I don’t think I’ve mentioned this here, but this year I’ve been invited back to play at Pop!Tech, that zany happening in Camden, Maine that is simply chock full of CEOs, superscientists, and cutting edge entertainers. I flew in last night and went to the opening reception, and was reminded how awesome this place is. (Just a warning, over the next few days I’m going to do a lot of name dropping and bragging about the famous people I meet).
I shared a car from the airport with Ze Frank, whose current project is The Show, a year’s worth of producing a new short video every weekday. Having just finished Thing a Week, thinking about this makes me want to throw up. Ze also just started supporting this effort with this microsponsorship thing, a brilliant idea I should have thought of when I still had some content left in my poor, tired head.
And then last night I had some beers with Ze and Kent Nichols of Ask A Ninja. (See what I mean? I’m not worthy.) Kent told a great story about meeting Marlon Brando, so great I don’t even care if it’s true.
At the moment I’m finishing breakfast at the hotel, and in a minute I’ll walk to the opera house to hear Will Wright and Brian Eno talk about emergence. Good morning.