The talks I give at conferences are normally culled out of articles I submitted and got accepted for publication. I’m not a master of the short format, so I don’t write anything specifically for conferences.
This time, though, I’m going with a completely new topic (surveillance capitalism) that I never wrote about. And it just dawned on me that it might be a good idea to have something written for a conference talk I’m supposed to give in two weeks. And in order to do that, it might also be a pretty OK idea to actually read the novel I’ll be talking about.
Yes, I’m a total slacker.