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Needles everywhere [Jul. 31st, 2005|03:52 pm]
Callicrates
erish, tyee, clubjuggler, and esmerel will appreciate this.

I'm in a seminar on nonphotorealistic rendering. Right now it's fairly hardcore: the slides are about differential geometry and how to derive the principal curvatures for a surface at a point.

Three rows up and five seats to the left is a former UNC student who's now a professor at UMBC. No doubt she already knows this stuff -- Penny has her own research agenda in NPR and illustration -- so she's working on something to keep her brain occupied.

Like so many extraordinarily smart people I know, she's knitting. Why is it that all of a sudden it seems like half the people I know are doing this?
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[User Picture]From: esmerel
2005-07-31 10:03 pm (UTC)
e's knitting. Why is it that all of a sudden it seems like half the people I know are doing this?

Knitting is the new black.

:)

Actually, it's been a popular pastime, but it's gaining more popularity right now :)
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[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2005-08-01 02:11 pm (UTC)
A good friend of mine used to tat when we were both studying in Spain. If your hands are busy doing something that doesn't require a lot of thought you brain is free to concentrate on other things like the lecture you're at. :-)

Have fun at SIGGRAPH!
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[User Picture]From: ishaa
2005-08-02 02:07 am (UTC)
SIGGRAPH! jealous. Told myself I was going to pay my own way this year even though I completely cannot justify it for work.

Actually knew Penny from UMBC before I ever went to UNC, interestingly.
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