Seems that life as an all-in-one Nokia intrapreneur, web startup guy, and PhD student will continue until christmas and so I’ll continue not blogging quite so intensely. If all this stuff emerges in good shape I could suddenly have quite a bit to say. In the meantime, here’s a quick update on what’s new.

– Last weekend was DesignEngaged in Berlin. It was a lot of fun – best bit being the Saturday scavenge around Berlin, organized by Mike Kuniavsky, which wasn’t really over until I woke up on the couch in Schulze’s and Webb’s crib somewhere in Friedrichshein. Many people including myself were sort of in between things, where the new stuff wasn’t quite yet ready. But there were many very refreshing notes too. In addition to all the good conversations, the higlights included Nurri Kim’s fabulous photoset on the usage of blue tarps in Japan, Adam Greenfield on the ruin of civilization that bases on high energy consumption, Chris Heathcote on fabrication, and Jack Schulze turning solid into liquid.

Malcolm McCullough gave a nice Aula talk in Helsinki last night on his latest book, Digital Ground. Thanks to everyone for showing up. It was good to be reminded that Helsinki continues to be the scene of choice for sharp, subtle, focused people who are changing things.

– Next weekend I’ll speak at Bloggforum in Stockholm. This seems to be shaping up into quite a noteworthy event, and I really look forward to picking the brains of all the super-savvy Stockholm bloggers.

– The weekend of Nov. 26 I’ll be in Huddersfield, UK as Ulla talks craft and product codes at Ultrasound. Looking forward to touching base with the artists and hackers who’ll present there.


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Christian Toennesen
November 17th, 2005 at 7:06 am (#)

Good to learn that you are still alive and kicking!

November 28th, 2005 at 12:48 pm (#)

Funny: last year I was badly in need of a holiday by this time of the year, and all I did was sit and study in Lancaster. This month I haven’t spent one weekend home in Helsinki but I still feel incredibly energetic.

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