I'm still interested in presenting at Computers and Writing 2008, but with the ASAH project taking over my life, I am not sure if I will be in much of a position to present. I have been thinking about and blogging about my "virtual peace garden" project a few times, but I haven't been able to make any real progress with that piece. I have been thinking the last day or two that I could just try to get more theoretical--it is less time consuming to "think about stuff" than "do stuff." I am generally an application kind of guy, but maybe I could "invent" a new genre, a la Ulmer, a "Peace Pilgrimage" as genre, a new kind of action writing in Second Life. I have never known what I would do in SL, but if I theorized (and maybe actually tried out) traveling in SL, delivering a message of global peace, I might have something to present.
I have also long been wanting to check out Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies. I'm such an antiquarian.