New Yorkers! I'm going to be in the city, October 6-12 (wow, that's the weekend after next). Till the 8th, it's the State of Play conference, which should be enormous fun. But then I have a few days. Fancy hanging out? Or a rambling talk on Mind Hacks, polite social software, the future of programming, or any of the other stuff I'm up to, at your place of work or front room, as appropriate? Let me know. I'd also love to see what you're up to if you're working with short-run manufacture, mobile devices, R&D, interaction design... And recommendations on talks (academic things I don't know anything about are a favourite), art shows, weird museums, things-I-must-see: All very much appreciated. My email address is matt at interconnected dot org.