VizThink is an annual conference of designers, artists, media and technology people who gather to explore the edges of what it is to think visually. Participants at this year's event in San Jose, California will be able to have a go at Kinesthetic Modeling. We are providing a 90 minute hands on introduction to the KM process at 2:00pm Monday 23 February. I am being assisted by an international team of co-facilitators. Nick Payne from the UK, Julie Gieseke from San Francisco, Regina Rowland from Vienna and San Francisco. And I will be coming up from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Today: an homage to my wife's blog and our life in Mexico.
If you were not aware that I had pulled up stakes after living 37 years in Northern California and moved to Central Mexico in the spring of 2008, this post will put you in touch with much that delights and informs my life and work. I love being here; and happily put up with the extra travel time and expense to make it possible.
But first, meet Suzanne da Rosa, the Pepys diarist of expat experience in San Miguel. She captures the unvarnished, de-romanticized, day to day stories of what it is to live here. She has a gift for getting involved with local folks. They trust her instantly. Her posts are a treat that get beneath the naive gloss that tourists and new residents see.
We live in a working class neighborhood, Colonia Santa Julia. There are only a few gringos over here on the hill opposite the Parochia cathedral that dominates Colonia Centro, a 20 minute walk away. If you want to know what it's really like to live here, her blog: www.LivinginSanMiguel.wordpress.com will put you in touch.