We’re getting excited in both of the Crossroads offices, East and West. For me, there’s some snow falling and very soon I’ll get to eat lunch. And, also, we can announce our 2012 meeting and its Call for Papers:
Providence, Rhode Island | September 6-8, 2012
Proposal deadline: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Acceptances (no later than): Saturday, June 23, 2012
Final Revisions for Proceedings due: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Crossroads 2011 Begins: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Submit papers to: email@example.com
Moreover, John’s sketched out an idea that makes itself manifest on the Call. We’re asking for an illustration, preferably from your own hand. We don’t expect anything fancy, and I suspect the charm and benefit will all be a result of your personal scratchings with a slightly dull pencil, eraser smudges optional.
As I myself have considered this new feature, I started to realize that the drawing could be a final piece of my Vexation & Venture, similar to how I’d compose an abstract for a paper. However, now I’ve started to realize that the sketch could actually be a way to develop my initial ideas. And so I have this scratch pad with a variety of stick figures and diagrams. I like this one for now:
What actually comes of this has yet to be seen. But, I’m excited by the possibilities, both in my own work and in all of yours.