Five days until Yvonne and I head overseas for some work (for me) and a holiday. I have some study leave so I'm presenting a paper at the Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture in Canterbury, England. The paper reflects on my own use of digital media in alternate worship and the nature of authoring and media representation as they relate to postmodern religious experience. The conference has an amazing array of speakers and some big names in the field, some of whom I met in 2008.
Throughout the trip I'm also visiting some libraries and getting up to date in the place of media in installation art. The work part is to go to Greenbelt and connect with a bunch of people there and learn stuff. Along the way we'll be visiting Paris, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Whitby, York and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Yvonne has never been to the UK and is jumping out of her skin, especially having an interest in the history of the British monarchy.
Neither of us have been to Paris...
So prepare for the trip blog and photos. Now back to finishing my paper for the Conference.