Mini update: forgot to mention, but I'll be at the Boston Comicon today (Back Bay events center, click for map) and at the Comics Guild meet and greet this evening.
So I was given the day off today, because Mr. Barack Obama visited MIT.
Specifically, he toured some labs before giving a speech at Kresge Auditorium. One of the buildings he toured is where I work, so the building was locked down Thursday night and opened up Friday afternoon. (Before the lockdown, of course, the building got very spruced up and sparkling... see previous journal entry)
Having given the day off, what did I do?
I went back to where I work around noon, to watch President Obama's visit.
Some photos of the event.
Despite all the craning of necks, the president was transported around in a black limo and all. We all saw the lines of limos, but I didn't see the president himself. ( * However, my sister did meet him, last Tuesday.... see later in the blog.)
Still, the crowd was interesting to look at.
Some fliers informing people about Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, also known as Cold Fusion. (click for LENR.org, the site with papers and information about this alternate energy source.)
Above: one of the live broadcasts shown around campus. This one was in Lobby 7. People watching, below.
Seemed like a good speech about renewable energy. Read the Transcript here.
In the intro, President Obama applauded MIT, adding at one point, "And I'll probably be here for a while... I understand a bunch of engineering students put my motorcade on top of Building 10." Youtube link
(More info here on the hack this refers to.)
And speaking of President Obama ---
Here's my sister Naomi meeting with President Obama last Tuesday. My sister organizes a lot of healthcare rallies in New York City.