Monday, August 15, 2005

Trip to Providence

I was at Brown University during this past week attending a TEI/XML training workshop. Sorry to throw those acronyms at you! What the training is going to allow me to do is to "mark" the texts that I am using in my digital archive. By marking texts you can search and also manipulate the texts nicely. The marking is metadata--data that tells you about the text. My head was swimming by the end of the workshop, but it was a beneficial week that will be of big help as I wade into my project this fall.

Enough of what I did. Here's the pictures! Knitting content in the next post!

We stayed in the Gregorian Vartan dorms:

Brown University
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I haven't stayed in a college dorm for so long and this summer this is my second dorm stay! Yikes! This felt pretty spartan, but it was clean and cheap. Like the bed?

Brown University: Dorm
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

On Saturday night Providence hosted Waterfire. Waterfire is an amazing even that is hosted on the waterfront rivers in Providence. There is funky music, lots of burning woods, and people everywhere.

Here is a view down the river. Pretty, huh?

Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

There are lots of boats moving along the river throughout the event. On the boats are a lighting and wood crew. See the wood in the boat? These boats (about 6-8 in all) make their way through the burning pyres during the night, adding wood to keep them burning.

Torch Lighters
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

It smelled like Christmas--even though it was hot and muggy. The pyres were gorgeous--sort of Viking meets new age meets druid. Go if you get the chance!

Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

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