Boring V

26/03/2015

Boring

Created in response to the Interesting Conference’s cancellation, on 9th May 2015 the Boring Conference will mark its fifth anniversary with organiser James Ward once again ‘[celebrating] the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked – subjects often considered trivial and pointless, but when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating’.

Boring Conference

Past audience members have been treated to tantalisingly damp-squibbish topics – yellow lines on the road, the Comic Sans font and Eric Clapton’s bookshelf just some examples – from a roster of speakers including Jon Ronson, Adam Curtis, Helen Zaltzman and John Grindrod.

I’ll be appearing briefly to speak about fictitious entries in dictionaries; playing to a sold-out audience of 400 seats, as reported in The Independent you may expect talks about the Casio watch favoured by Osama bin Laden, gasometers and a taxonomy of British earthquakes.

BORING V

Above images and photographs courtesy of James Ward and Körtesi Gáspár, and below by Isabelle Adam of Diamond Geyser whose images from the entire Conference can be found here.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/diamondgeyser/17368287928/in/album-72157652266260639/

 

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