Monthly Archives: October 2007

More robot talk

As some of you might know I am very fascinated by robots and especially the way humans perceive them!
That's why a cannot wait to see Phie Ambo's new documentary film Mechanical Love, it's about the interrelationship between robots and humans. (You've heard about the baby seals, right?)

Actually, the reason i posted this, is this TED talk by Theo Jansen, a dutch artist, making weird creatures walk the beach powered only by wind and weather:

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Pay it Forward!

I have just signed up at Henriettes blog, to receive a “pay-it-forward” piece of art from her. I love concepts like this and would love to get it rolling.

It reminds me a little of Russell and Lucy's Being Abroad project, only you get to keep the piece! 🙂

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Here are the rules (I copy pasted most of this from Henriettes blog):
I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it by the end of this year, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
So if you want to have a genuine Laura Kiralfy in your house – please comment here =)

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Muuuuuusaaaaaaac!!

So… Two of yesterday's favorite music surprises:
Jenny Wilson (SE), crazy lady, hilarious lyrics, great music, fantastic concert! Check her out!

Just as I was beginning to feel really tired these guys came to the rescue! With silver pants, crazy dancing and fetchy synth tunes Late Of the Pier (UK) was the perfect band to end a great night on the town! They were fffffuuuuuunnnn, faaaantastic live band!!!

More good stuff:
Lay Low (IS), real nice bluesy Icelandic magic!

Ampop (IS)! Cute guys, poppy (ambient) indie music!

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Ideasonideas

And while I'm still here, here's an interesting blog that invites dialogue on issues relevant
to communication designers and brand strategists!

Clients love to hear that something isn’t a problem. Just starting with a “yes” opens things up. This is helpful should you find that their approach doesn’t accomplish what they had hoped, and you need to sell them on another possibility. A mistimed “no”, on the other hand, can sometimes result in a tug of war.

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Iceland, iceland…. towel

Wuuuhuuu… I'm going to Iceland toooniiiiight! Wuuuuhuuuu

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Photo by Nikkos Mistriotis

But before I go I have a 30minute Greenaway opera to attend with the french guy! 😉

Oh and here's a weird video for you to enjoy while I'm gone….

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Miss you already

After seeing this: Lørdag the other day, I just had to make this: door

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Dances of the soldiers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WpYWpN0VXU
wow… if all armies danced like that, we could have dance offs instead of wars!

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Virksomheder bør frygte LinkedIn og MySpace????

Jaja, when it rains it pours! Har åbenbart en masse at skrive om idag (apropros overspringshandlinger)!

En dejlig dr.dk overskrift jeg lige faldt over dér! Den refererer til en artikel i Computerworld, som handler om hvordan virksomheder bør forholde sig til, at deres nuværende og forhenværende medarbejdere bruger netværksredskaber, som LinkedIn, Facebook og MySpace.

Jeg har jo ingen mulighed for at tjekke op på det her, men det virker lidt som om DR journalisten lige har sat en fjer mere på hønen, for jeg kan ikke forestille mig at nogen kan være så naiv at tro at man helt kan forbyde medarbejdere at bruge nettet til den slags (vel og mærke i deres fritid)! Så får de da et problem med hele den næste generation af medarbejdere!

Hvis virksomheden vil forhindre deres medarbejdere i at udtale sig om virksomheden interne aktiviteter på nettet eller andre steder, så gør dog det, den slags klausuler er der jo masser af i forvejen. Men hvis ikke de kan se fordelene i at deres medarbejdere netværker og deler faglig viden udenfor virksomheden, så burde de lige læse en bog eller tre om vidensdeling/virksomhedskommunikation. Just sayin'.. Jeg tror det er de færreste der har en profil på LinkedIn der også hader deres arbejdsplads!

Og ellers er der jo en pointe i det Trine Maria siger.

You can't control them, so join them!

Og hvis du er bange for at miste dine medarbejdere til headhunterne på nettet, så gør din virksomhed lidt sjovere at være i end alle de andres, så slipper du også for at de spreder negativ omtale. Det kan da ikke være så svært! Eller er jeg bare naiv eller hvad?

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Structured procrastination

OH I LOVE this essay! (and the picture in it)

Author practices jumping rope with seaweed while work awaits.

[…] Procrastinators often follow exactly the wrong tack. They try to minimize their commitments, assuming that if they have only a few things to do, they will quit procrastinating and get them done. But this goes contrary to the basic nature of the procrastinator and destroys his most important source of motivation. The few tasks on his list will be by definition the most important, and the only way to avoid doing them will be to do nothing. This is a way to become a couch potato, not an effective human being.
[…] The trick is to pick the right sorts of projects for the top of the list. The ideal sorts of things have two characteristics, First, they seem to have clear deadlines (but really don't). Second, they seem awfully important (but really aren't). Luckily, life abounds with such tasks.
[…] The observant reader may feel at this point that structured procrastination requires a certain amount of self-deception, since one is in effect constantly perpetrating a pyramid scheme on oneself. Exactly. One needs to be able to recognize and commit oneself to tasks with inflated importance and unreal deadlines, while making oneself feel that they are important and urgent. This is not a problem, because virtually all procrastinators have excellent self-deceptive skills also. And what could be more noble than using one character flaw to offset the bad effects of another?

I often find myself procrastinating over all kinds of urgent tasks, but only when I'm not really that busy. Like now… I should be doing my laundry, write a job application, do the dishes, read for uni, shop for groceries, clean my desk…

Oh by the way… they also sell t-shirts!!!

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Nordisk Panorama

I haven't really written anything about how my trip to Oulu actually went…

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It was a blast!!!
It was really busy, social, sleepless, fun and I wish we had had more hours in one day!
I met tons of nice, talented, sweet and fun people! (Can't wait to see some of them again next year! Meanwhile I hope they pop by in CPH for a festival or two!)

Oh and while I was in Finland, I decided I needed to go to Iceland. So that's what I'm going to do… on the 16th!

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