Blogging will be light this week, as we have a conference at the Institute on Wednesday and Thursday, and so I’ll be either frantically preparing for it, or frantically actually being at the conference.

It’s the public debut of our work on pervasive computing and the future of cooperation and collective action. The conference starts with an afternoon of Prisoners’ Dilemma and tragedy of the commons simulations– futurists know how to have fun!– then the second day will be the real intellectual heavy lifting.

Incredibly, it looks like I’ll be able to do it all without having to rearrange my child care schedule, which is always a big thing– not so much from a logistical point of view, but because I think that while kids are quite adaptable, they also notice when their parents are off doing other things.