dailybell: 10/19/08 - 10/26/08

Monday, October 20, 2008

We Rang

Categorically Not!
Santa Monica 6:15 PM
KC Cole invited me to join this evening’s informal presentation on the topic of “entanglement”. John Preskill, physicist and Susan Diamond, writer and author were the other guests. Before the event began people arrived and milled around the Santa Monica Art Studios-Hanger. It’s a huge building and it was full of art, artists and artists’ studios. Tonight was the silent auction as well. In the middle of all the activity, the sun set at 6:15. I passed around my bag of little bells as if it was candy and people chose their bells and began ringing them immediately. They didn’t stop when the sun set. In fact, someone was still ringing her bell during John’s presentation on Quantum Entanglement. Maybe she was unaware that she was shaking her bell. Or maybe she was just nervous. Those little bells are very quiet but not silent.