I’ve been to banff/canada for a week to attend the international conference on interactive tabletops and surfaces 2009. Apart from the high quality of that conference, there were a lot of social happenings with the researchers, e.g. having interesting and productive talks while enjoying canadian beer in some of the beautiful pubs and restaurants in banff. Also the banquet with banquet speaker Chia Shen was great. I haven’t had such a delicious dinner so far and i’m pretty sure that it was quite expensive.. Thank goodness it was paid by the conference hehe
Oh and the view onto toronto at night (from the airplane) is soo beautiful.
On tuesday i presented results of my research from the university of augsburg and of course i was quite nervous hehe. Here are some pictures of my presentation and talk afterwards.
This is an elk in the gray of dawn. Unfortunately there wasn’t sufficient light for a perfect picture…
A great diner burger :)
The conference hotel – the fairmont springs banff!
Banff at night…
A view from the bridge in banff..
I’ve been to america for some weeks to visit my sister, take a vacation, and see my niece for the first time. Except for the great weather, it was a wonderful experience to live like and with americans and have time with my very cute and already sooo smart niece :)
I’ve also been to a nice club in rochester where a dj from 95.5, wearing sunglasses, broadcasted live to michigan statewide. While the club-music was kinda used (but great though), the imagination that anything of his act is broadcasted statewide was… interesting hehe..
Now vacation is over and guess what… somehow i miss the automatic in cars, ac everywhere, and so on hehe
During this great time i took a lot of pictures and here are some of them showing impressions of that weeks. In all america is a great country and i guess i’ll be back :D
At the beach of lake huron.. a little windy…
The corner at townsend hotel
Way to tunnel to canada.. oh clearance is such a keyword i like for another reason hehe..
Near Detroit Windsor Tunnel
In front of the bridge to canada
Caesars casino in canada
The bridge to canada
At hard-rock cafe (in detroit)
Baseball game in the stadion of detroit
Detroit wayne state university
Ghostbusters in action found at the annual Woodworth Cruise… there were so many old and crazy cars… unbelieveable..
Exit to 8 mile
Just a quick info: There will be no cosmic-music on the alkberg festival this year 2009.
Recently i’ve been to italy with the lab for multimedia concepts and their applications and it was a wonderful week. Nice people, delicious lunch, aromatic coffee, great landscapes and places to be and here are some of the impressions of the region i caught with my camera :)