There is one main thing I love about working at NTNU. That my colleagues, friends, beloved students are French, Bangla, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Turks, Nigerian, Vietnamese, Finnish, Iranian, British, Chinese, Indian and many more nationalities and today is a very sad day for all of us. And nobody tries to generalize guilt for what has happened in Paris yesterday. My condolences go expecially to French friends.
“det har blitt mye spilling ja” Have you pronounced, thought, heard this sentence in this Christmas vacation? May be you should read this post and help me and each other!
My friends do not dare to blame computer games too much in front of me. Somebody still remembers with relief that I posted a picture from ICEC 2011 in Vancouver with Regan Mandryk displaying her slides with
“How playing games can make you a better person”.
But I admit that at the end of a long, peaceful and very much computergamesplayful vacation, I doubt if my sons have become better persons during this vacation and I find my self googling: “computer games addiction” and that I am reading sites like:
Are these good?
Somebody writes that we parents should sit together with our teenagers and play. I – in spite of my 31 years with computer science – do not manage to drive a flight in a 3D space and shoot. I cannot orienteer myself in Trondheim center, can you imagine me driving in the space?
Somebody states that we should count the hours of playing and establish rules. If we try to switch off the wireless network, we get reactions like are trying to negate access to water to thirsty people. “I am doing my homework! You switch off the internet!!!”.
I am aware that the solution (or a start for the solution) must be to sit around a table or walk around a park and talk. May be starting with: “How did all this playing-games make you a better person?”.
.ps my very best playing moments: Kahoot! with young and old ones at new year evening, Wordfeud with H., and Burraco Jogatina with Laura
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I read Marmor which I enjoy very much. I have to read slowly not to drink the 450 pages in one day. According to the book, the National Theater has been build by Italian craftsmen. What would Norway have done without us Italians? 🙂 Buon Natale God Jul enjoy holidays!
La conoscenza del norvegese è requisito pressoché imprescindibile per chi decida di spostarsi al Nord. Imparare la lingua richiede tempo e, laddove la vita è molto cara per chi arriva con le tasche piene (più o meno) di euro, il tempo è davvero denaro. Studiare il norvegese da soli, prima di partire, potrebbe essere una buona soluzione. Arrivare sul posto con una base linguistica permette di non cadere nella trappola del comodo inglese che-tanto-tutti-capiscono. Meglio buttarsi subito, parlare e, soprattutto, ascoltare i madrelingua.
Mi sono imbattuta in un sito molto interessante, che ho subito deciso di condividere con voi, sperando possa essere utile a qualcuno.
Si tratta del sito www.vox.no dell’istituto norvegese per l’apprendimento preliminare (nasjonalt fagorgan for realkompetanse)in cui è presente l’elenco di tutte le strutture pubbliche e private ufficialmente abilitate all’insegnamento della lingua norvegese. http://www.vox.no/Norsk-og-samfunnskunnskap/Godkjente-tilbydere-av-norskopplaring/
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We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers at ICEC 2015, Trondheim, Norway (September 30th-October 2nd, 2015):
- Yvonne Rogers, Professor of Interaction Design, the director of UCLIC and the deputy head of Computer Science Department at UCL, London, UK.
- Floyd Muller, Director of Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.
- Alf Inge Wang, Professor in Game Technology at NTNU, Co-founder/Inventor/Researcher Kahoot! (Mobitroll), Norway
- Axel Tidemann, Researcher and Artist, NTNU, Norway
The 14th IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC) will be organised by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(NTNU) in Trondheim Norway.
Please find more information at: