October 2, 2001
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Poesis

p0es1s, in Erfurt and Berlin, was great -- lots of wildly experimental work, lots of interesting people. I think there was less interest in narrative than I'd have expected; this, too, will change in time. (That's Heiko "Kon-Tiki" Idensen at the left)

Travelling in the wake of 9/11 was interesting. Airports are less pleasant, less convenient, more abrasive, and the split between the steerage class passengers and the elite up front is growing. (My return flight was cancelled thanks to a strike, so I rode back in business class through Zürich. Everyone else stood in endless lines for passport checks; I breezed right through. Everyone else stood around waiting for baggage; mine came right off the plane and the customs people waved as I passed. Bad news for a fair society)