On the train towards Verbier
W Hotel in Verbier
Up the mountain
Chateau de Chillon at speed from train
Spent Friday and Saturday en route to, at and on way back from Verbier, Switzerland, keynoting the launch of the Verbier Institute.
Kudos to the Verbier Institute team: Anders Sjostedt, Robert Howe and Michael Mathres.
Some fascinating conversations along the way, during and after, especially with André. Among the things we discussed: the EPFL Blue Brain Project and the Venice Time Machine. Plus a bunch of other things.
Had read about them both before, but it’s amazing what interesting work is going on in some parts of Europe. Turned out that André is a Dr Who fan, too.
Had a quick-fire trip (with my case) up the mountains afterwards, with perhaps 10 minutes at the top before taking a cabine down to Verbier and then down into the valley, to catch the first of two trains back to Geneva. Gave a useful perspective on it all.
Fingers crossed that the Institute takes off.