I am in Berlin, at the Campus Party Europe in Berlin, a geek meeting gathering about 20,000 participants. An unusual thing, I must say. I was invited as an ESO ambassador, to give a talk about astronomy. And here I am. I will be talking in an hour, about Astronomy and Emotions, in front of some 400 people.
The audience is rather different from the typical one I see at my public lectures. It ranges from high-school youngsters to people in their fifties. But the common trait is a geek-like look. There are parallel workshops and talks, about robotics, computer science, hardware, hack, bio/nano-technology, you name it… Tons of computers, weird machines, interesting demonstrations. Have a look to the web site to see more.
The keynote speakers feature a few very interesting characters. Paulo Coehlo to name one.