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2001 ASA Pacific Division Meeting
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March 28-30, 2001, Pacific Grove

The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Societyís Pacific Division was held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. While an official record of proceedings has been deposited in the Societyís archives, the true measure of the meeting has been taken by UC Santa Cruzís research group on Quantified Approaches to Aesthetic and Critical Knowledge. QAACK has submitted its findings in the form of the Asilomar Index.

Number of papers on simulation theory 3
Number of chairs of sessions on simulation theory simulating absent authors of papers on simulation theory
1
Number of papers on musical instrument abuse 1
Chance that a viola joke had a viola as its target 2 in 3
Number of violins destroyed by musicians in the process
of commenting on papers on instrument abuse
1
Number of cheap plastic recorders destroyed by musicians in the process of commenting on papers on instrument abuse 0
Number of Power Macs used to present papers 2
Number of Power Macs destroyed while presenting papers 0
Average length of five-minute responses 11.9
Number of distinctions made 285
Number of distinctions needed 3
Number of destructive urges offered by Matthew Kieran as objections 12
Percentage of concatenationist appreciators of aesthetics papers 39
Percentage of papers mentioning Jerry Levinson’s work 97
Number of comments on the percentage of papers mentioning Jerry Levinson’s work 64
Number of comments on the percentage of papers not mentioning Noël Carroll’s work 89
Number of distinterested appreciators of “A Walk on the Wild Side” 43
Percentage of papers reviving impoverished and antediluvian aesthetic concepts 67
Chance that impoverished and antediluvian concepts are the future of aesthetics 3 in 5
Number of spring wild flowers in bloom at Asilomar 13,679
Number of flowers drawn in chalk by Nick Zangwill 1


Dom Lopes thanks all those who consented to take part in this important study. The Division has obliged QAACKís request to conduct a further longtitudinal study of Aestheticus Asilomarensis by electing Mary Devereaux and Jennifer Judkins to arrange a meeting in 2002 and Deborah Knight to arrange a meeting in 2003.

Stacie Friend, Matthew Kieran, Dom Lopes, and Aaron Meskin

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