At least to people with brains like mine (ie: strange)
The Institute for the Future of the Book seems to be where blogging meets novel writing meets academia. Like most people I'm curious as to the impact of new technology on already existing technology.. and what will evolve.
Then add a gamer to the mix ;) Interactive novel writing/research. woo hoooo!!!!!
Many thanks to Mz Ducky for the heads up. I love chances to use my brains :)