I recently attended the Microsoft MIX10 conference in Las Vegas. I had a nice time, but mostly because of the location; Las Vegas is an interesting place. The conference itself was mainly a PR for the new Windows Phone, but there were a couple of very interesting lectures I would like to share:
The Art, Technology and Science of Reading
by Kevin Larson (blog)
This is a fascinating lecture about how we (humans) process words visually. Kevin discusses several studies his group conducted on the subject, with some surprising results.