That’s right, I said awesomer.
Among the basic good things about my new job–decent pay, very good health care, challenging work–I keep having totally random connections to people around me. Today’s is that it turns out the woman who works in the office across the hall from mine lives in the same building as me (she teaches in the writing program, so she really only comes in when she has to meet with students). My neighborhood isn’t as tight-knit as my friend Nancy’s in the Bronx–you know, how she shares DNA with everyone on her block–so it’s really great to have a social connection to someone else in the building that I’d see in another context.
It’s been an awesomely hectic first four days at MIT. I’ve spent a total of maybe two hours at my desk, while the rest has been spent with the new Comparative Media Studies students at their orientation and getting a walk-through about CMS’s and the C4 (Center for Future Civic Media) communications efforts.
CMS’s co-director Henry Jenkins had everyone over for dinner last night, and I even got a chance to bring my fiancee along to meet folks. Turns out that, like, half of everyone there had a public television connection, so she had as much a blast as I did.
At the moment I’m hanging out in the Singapore-GAMBIT Game Lab waiting to pick back up with my meeting with Geoff Long.
And now I have to go plug Boston Organics to staff . . .