I am a strange badge
Most people throw conference badges and assorted artefacts away. I keep them. This collection has now grown quite large as I keep attending scientific meetings here and there. I was curious to see the visual effect I would obtain by putting them all together in one spot, so building a sort of simultaneously kaleidoscopic and narcissistic rendering of my whereabouts over the past 20 years. I made no effort of organizing them in their proper temporal sequence for this would require time best dedicated to better things. Some of these badges are rather old, dating back to the very first conferences I attended, circa 1987. Some are decidedly amateurish, others are thoughtful attempts at good design. Most bring back personal memories ranging from as far as two decades ago to the present. Extra Life: Find one badge that doesn't belong to me, and one from a meeting I never attended.
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