Gazing into the eyes of the other participants in what Facebook promised would be the World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, I felt surprisingly at ease.
“There weren’t a lot of question marks,” a professor says. “People knew what to expect.”
The shop is an old-fashioned stronghold in Harvard Square’s tumultuous real estate environment.
Inman Square lies at the junction of Cambridge, Hampshire, and Inman Streets, several blocks west of Harvard’s campus. As the counterculture movement picked up steam in the 1970s, many organizations based in Inman played important roles in advancing progressive causes.
“The purpose of the conference is to open up a dialogue about the potential power of plant-based diets to address the heaps of global issues,” Nina Gheihman, co-organizer of the conference, says.
This mechanical behemoth is Paige M. Gutenborg, the shop’s resident book-making machine.