Nelson at U Florida this weekend / next week

I’ll be visiting the University of Florida in Gainesville March 1-7, and speaking multiple times while I’m there. The main event is Monday, March 5, 6:30pm – 8:00pm in Turlington Room 1315, where I’ll be addressing the members of Florida Free Culture about the Diebold case and the free culture movement in general.

I’ll also be speaking to two sections of a class called Legal and Social Issues in Computing on Tuesday morning March 6th, so if you’re in that class please do attend that day 🙂

While I’m at U Florida, I’ll be visiting the Open Art show, FFC’s art show featuring Creative Commons-licensed art. This is the 3rd CC art show that FreeCulture.org chapters have done, following in the footsteps of NYU’s CC art show and Harvard’s Sharing is Daring.

I also plan to attend a games and digital media conference, a comic studies conference, and perhaps go to rock concerts, visit alternative libraries, and explore nature. The possibilities are endless! If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet up with you ^_^ Unless, of course, you’re an axe murderer or something.

California!

I am relocating to Claremont, CA for the rest of the semester, to spend time with my girlfriend Karen. I will be flying to Ontario, CA on Feb 10, so if you’re in the NJ area you’ll probably want to see me before then, and if you’re in the LA we should hang out sometime after that 🙂

I’ll be returning to the east coast on May 8th to take my final oral exam for my philosophy major, thereby completing all of my requirements for graduation from Swarthmore College. Unless something unexpected and horrible happens, I should be walking with the class of ‘007 on like June 3rd.

During my semester off, I hope to travel and speak in support of free culture, so if you want to bring me to your campus to speak, check out this little page I made about why you might want me to speak at your school. (Please leave some constructive criticism if you’ve got it.) I already have a few speaking gigs in the works, including an event at the University of Florida on March 5th, but I would love to have more. The more I speak, the better my speeches will get 🙂