Monday, November 27, 2006

Weird Al Yankovic: White 'n' Nerdy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ola Janson wrote to me that he had used my geek culture paper in his class. The students received his lecture with standing ovations, and he told me that the words The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth echoed down the corridors.

I'm impressed.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Dreamgames and ComITop
On the 10th of November Dreamgames and ComITop held a seminar at Aalborg University with guest speakers from managers coming from FUNCOM and IO Interactive. Jørgen Tharaldsen (FUNCOM) told about their new project Conan Online and earlier projects like Anarchy Online and The Longest Journey.
Thomas Howalt (IO Interactive) talked about the future of the gaming industry. He used to be a manager in FUNCOM.

Jens F. Jensen (left), Jørgen Tharaldsen, Thomas Howalt, Dolan Sund Nielsen.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Philosophy, geek culture, and Gunnar Wille
Testerday, I went to Odense with my colleague Thessa Jensen to the seminar "Philosophy and Popular Culture". I held a lecture on geek culture based on my paper Geek Culture: The 3rd Counter-Culture. Afterwards Cynthia Grund told us about Star Trek and art conception.

Cynthia Grund

Couldn't stay for long though because I had to go to Gunnar Wille's 60th birthday in Copenhagen at The National Film School of Denmark. At the party I got a chance to talk to old friends and the Director of Game Design at Gamelab Nick Fortugno. He of course turned out to be a role-player.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUNNAR! With lots of colours and stripes.

Gunnar Wille

Nick Fortugno