The University of Mary Washington’s 13th Faculty Academy is officially on the books for May 13th & 14th. We yet again have a quite impressive line-up of invited guests including Dr. Janet Murray (of Hamlet on the Holodeck fame), Gene Roche (the inspiration for Gardner’s BlueHost experiment is “coming home”), and finally God’s biggest Red Sox fan in Ohio and my favorite wired language professor Barbara Sawhill.
Now, the only thing scarier than a Red Sox fan may be the initial theme for the 13th Faculty Academy. I had tweeted a few times about how excited I was about it, yet wasn’t at liberty to disclose too much. In the end, I am glad I didn’t because the b-movie slasher theme was “killed,” and replaced with an equally compelling, though not quite as beautifully problematic, theme.
So here is the famous Faculty Academy the 13th banner that never will be….
But do take consolation in the fact that Martha’s artistic genius has guaranteed that this year’s Faculty Academy will “BOLDLY GO” where no mere conference has gone before, and this I firmly believe! I would complain more about the b-movie slasher theme being nixed if this one wasn’t so fecund for all kinds of great costumes, props, and mashups to come.