The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery
is an annual weekend conference discussing food, its history, and culture. Since 1981 the papers presented at the Symposium have been collected into a conference volume called the Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery
, most of which have been made available for free in their entirety via Google Books. Each volume consists of about 25-40 papers surrounding the theme of that year's Symposium (e.g. Eggs
, or The Meal
). [more inside]
In 2010, Judea Pearl was honored with a symposium on his work
. He gave a talk on how to use causal models to evaluate counterfactuals
. (He takes the first 14 minutes to thank people and reflect on his intellectual debts. Skip it if you really want to get to the meat of the talk, but it is well worth watching.) [more inside]
bills itself as "where academia meets public life". Its promotes long-form, accessible articles about a variety of topics.
He doesn't do metaphors. He doesn't make Postmodern references to other art. He doesn't even know what his own work 'means.'
Richard Kovitch on the failure of the Tate Modern's recent symposium
on David Lynch, which featured Gregory Crewdson
, Louise Wilson
, Chris Rodley
, Parveen Adams
, Simon Critchley
, Roger Luckhurst
, Tom McCarthy
(edited remarks here
), and Sarah Churchwell
and Jamieson Webster
), among others.
Write-up on Paris retrospective of Lynch's painting here
, which was collected into the book The Air is On Fire
I have been called a voluptuary, a sybarite, a hedonist, a creep. ..
George Meyer's silly rhapsody on conferences, symposia, seminars, etc.: "The OFF-SITE is a born provocateur. She blends the dirty fun of a PowerPoint presentation with the raw danger of a Kaffeeklatsch. One minute she’s showing you charts and graphs, then up pops a “Far Side” cartoon. It’s high-stakes poker, and everything’s wild."
from the New Yorker , May 2007.