I started writing an entry this weekend about my visits to New York and Boston, but I still haven't finished them. I will go back and revise them and let the email I just received tell part of the story:
Dear Mr. Norton
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted as a regular full-time student in the Master of Science degree program in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, commencing in September 2004. Prof. John Maeda will serve as your faculty advisor upon entering the program, and as your research supervisor.