Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SF Personal

People ask me how I am doing in the Bay Area.

Last night I made it to 2 (out of 3) acts of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot. The Opera is heft and girth in garments and I watched from the box with Champagne on the side. When it ended, the audience leaving the Opera were treated to an opportunistic tenor on the street. SF is a city after all. I jaywalked a few blocks to be additionally sure.

City people have tattoos. In NY, the tattoo is there even if it is unseen, it is deep, and it comes out only when the shirt does. In LA too the tattoo is deep, but the shirt is always out, and so is the tattoo. In SF, the shirt is on, but the tattoo is out and seems shallow so far.

Finally, people ask me if I paint any more. Do I?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Call For Workshops (STOC May 19, 2012, NY)

On Saturday May 19, immediately preceding the main conference, STOC 2012 will be holding a combined tutorial and workshop day at NYU, with tutorials in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. Call for workshops is here. Details: 2 pages, deadline Dec 2, email to The format of workshops is open.