Archive for April, 2008

hanover fair

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The hanover fair – the worlds biggest industrial fair – had just ended. Spiegel Online has a good overview about the state of the fair (in german).

For example these airjellies display that future air traffic may -in principle- also look beautiful.


Monday, April 21st, 2008

Unfortunately the debate on science in US seems at the moment rather stagnating (via Asymptotia).

However, it seems there will be at least in Europe a little bit of a debate – namely on the ESOF2008 conference.

From the website

The mission of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is to provide both the European and the international science communities with an open platform for debate and communication. It presents and profiles Europe’s leading research trends in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. It is an opportunity to discuss and influence the future of research and innovation in Europe.

We won’t be in Europe for at least a couple of months, but it sounds interesting.

There seems to be an emphasis on innovative future european potential -also with respect to markets. Thus it is a good opportunity especially for young scientists.

->The programme highlights


Friday, April 18th, 2008

some images from sakura (cherry blossom) around kashii shrine:



Monday, April 14th, 2008

In this post a class/seminar about collaborative e-learning was mentioned in which I took part in 2004. The seminar was called “Ikarus”. I just noticed that the seminar, which was made accessible online in an anonymized fashion was taken offline recently (somewhat justifying the naming ikarus ;)). Since I found no documentation about the seminar, I would like to use this post to document a bit what this seminar was about, because I think it was a truly innovative occasion.


we arrived

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008


We savely arrived in Japan some few more images after the click.


Doctorow in the mudd club

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Holm Friebe, an unknown riesenmaschinist, Cory Doctorow and Martin Baaske alltogether in the mudd club