Hmm seems my genius idea of scheduling my flight only a few days after I finish lecturing wasn't so smart after all judging by the manic nature of my New York preparations so far!
So with 4 days to go my attention has turned to mundane things such as airport transfers and passenger information forms. But I've also had time to discover a great website called meetup.com
which is a site designed to help people create or join groups with like minded people. You can search for groups based on your location or your interests and if you can't find one for your tastes you can set one up. I've joined a few Brooklyn based arts groups and have rsvp'd to an event or two, hopefully it will give me a chance to meet some New York residents and see what illustrating or designing is like over there.
On a none-Brooklyn note I've just received an email from one of my students who is currently working at Six Pr about a new campaign for the fruit drink Oasis. The campaign is called RubberDuckZilla and there is a website which features "two duck-related Augmented Reality Games", I've been asked to check it out and give her some feedback, so I thought I'd post it here and give other people a chance to do the same. I'm not quite sure I understand what is going on, but I'm going to head back to RubberDuckZilla.com and have a play. You might want to mute the music (it's a little irritating) although it is causing me to feel nostalgic as I remember my Spectrum playing childhood!