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W3C : TPAC week was also about fun and art

This post is the last one of a serie of 4 dedicated to the yearly W3C meeting. Previous ones were dealing with serious stuff such as W3C Advisory Board, the news in the tech area, and the particular topic of security in W3C.That one relates to the fun happening in W3C TPAC…

The ones who were there could not ignore that in addition to meet great and smart people, in addition to produce specification and work out on some resolutions, the mood in TPAC is about human and social interactions. Coffee breaks, special dinners and bar sessions are the place to be. All is provided to allow people to meet. And there were two remarkable activities during that TPAC week in Sapporo.


Werewolf game.

Werewolf is famous in W3C. It is most of the time orchestrated by Dom and Doug from W3C.The game is about guessing in an assembly of 20 people or more who are the werewolves killing simple villagers at night. Each player can be either a special character and get some special tips about werewolves identity. That game is happening in the evening, in one of the hotel where most TPACer were sleeping, and every night, you could see poeple joining the group at 21:30, jumping out from nowhere, to be here and have fun. That year, the new usage is that the werewolf game opened a twitter account (that I had fun managing during one night, at least).
During the night, the villagers sleep.

And in the morning, the players vote to decide who is a werewolf


The Haiku challenge.

That idea came from Maria Audey and David Rogers. The challenge was to make the TPACers writing an haiku (a 3 sentences poem, which constraint is that it has to be 5/7/5 syllables). Writers could either send the haiku anonymously or sign with their name. We received 35 haikus in less then 2 days. All are archived for ever on W3C servers, available here :

You can note the cross theme with werewolf game

Full moon

Doug, a simple villager,

when the moon is full,

smells of blood, bones and beard.

My favourite haiku was (by Ian) :

Ode to Scribes


I have been scribing so long

Zakim, close the queue

And the jury, composed of David, Maria and me voted for Yves one :


Web is where we live

TPAC is where we connect

Free Web for the world.

Again, that year TPAC was amazing, feeding people with tech, fun and art…

[Musée] Explorer le passé des Futurs à la Vieille Charité de Marseille

Replonger dans le siècle précédent, et exposer ce que les artistes majeurs de l’époque imaginaient comme monde pour nous. C’est la proposition de l’exposition Futurs, à la Vieille Charité à Marseille. Explorer le passé des futurs. les thèmes abordés ici sont ceux de la ville, la conquêtes des mondes et de l’espace. Les sujets qui tenaient à coeur les artistes du XXème siècle, marqué (entre autres) par un élan technologique, une course du “progrès” et une réorganisation des territoires. Dans cette exposition, le message et la vision des artistes priment sur l’esthétique. Mais on croisera néanmoins quelques très belles Å“uvres, amusantes ou surprenantes. Extraits.

A propos de l’urbanisme

Henri Sauvage Immeuble a gradins - 1928

Henri Sauvage – Immeuble à gradins – 1928

Georgia Okeelf city night 1970

Georgia Okeelf – City Night – 1970

oppenheim dennis - Roots in cubism hearts in the stars - 1984

Oppenheim Dennis – Roots in cubism hearts in the stars – 1984

Philippe Cognée - Tajic 3 - 2012

Philippe Cogn̩e РTajic 3 Р2012

A propos de la conquête des mondes

la guerre des mondes_2

Wolf Vostell B52

Wolf Vostell – B52 – 1968

Mimmo Rotella Batman

Mimmo Rotella – Batman – 2004

erro surfer silver

Erro Erro – Surfer Silver – 1999

A propos de la conquête des étoiles

joan miro la danse des personnages oiseaux sur ciel bleu étincelles

Joan Miro РLa danse des personnages oiseaux sur ciel bleu ̩tincelles Р1982

matisse icare poésie du monde

Matisse РIcare po̩sie du monde Р1946

L’exposition est en place jusqu’au 27 septembre, vous avez donc tout l’été pour profiter de ces oeuvres et du calme du quartier du Panier.

Pour en savoir plus sur le lieu de la Vieille Charité :

Esprit Tout Puissant

ange au sourire by Jean Yves Morvan

A portée de l’âme.
Le paradis sur terre, ici et maintenant.
Le nord vire.
Cette petite dame quitte la terre, tout de suite.
La chute ne guette personne.
Je pars demain.
La foule bienveillante.
L’eau comme ressource infinie.
On s’en fout.
Esprit tout puissant.
Vous me ferez quatre #cestpasdemafaute et deux #lamortnexistepas.