Tuesday, April 21, 2009

[jules' pics] 4/21/2009 01:36:00 PM

EGU, originally uploaded by julesberry2001.

Abandoned the architectural chaos of Japan for the refined historical beauty of Vienna. Or as James described it, "Shinagawa without the cute bits".

Posted By jules to jules' pics at 4/21/2009 01:36:00 PM


Unknown said...

Oh, you were one of the people I've seen today and yesterday with cameras!
Gotta take my camera with me tomorrow... I'm done with my presentation and now there's plenty of time without pressure!


James Annan said...

Quite handy to have a camera at the EGU. Yesterday (after asking permission of course) I took a picture of an interesting poster that had run out of hand-outs. All the detail is there - hurrah for all those pixels!


skanky said...

"EGU is mired in the past: halls with literally thousands of posters. However that many, coupled with a "no photography of scientific material" rule makes little sense. Not only do I not approve of the rule, I think it's counter productive: posters simply don't reach the audiences they deserve. While allowing photography wont solve that in the way an electronic archive of the posters could, it would at least mean that some posters which folk found interesting enough to find, but didn't have time to consume, would be digestable later." - http://home.badc.rl.ac.uk/lawrence/blog/2009/04/22/tales_from_the_egu

James Annan said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks the photo rule is silly (and it's certainly widely ignored, probably because few people know about it). The EGU General Assembly is not a closed meeting. There are real live journalists there who will report on what they see and hear, so I don't see the point of any attempt at secrecy.