It is a big shock this morning to read in facebook that Einar is dead. I cannot stop crying. I have met Einar first time in 1991 when I attended his CAD course here in Trondheim. I was not so strong in Norwegian nor in CAD but I soon admired the professor and the man. I met Einar in Grenoble at the University. I kept sporadic contact with him all these years but it was in the last couple of years that by facebook and by our connections to tto we started meet regularly and we developed the project Our Toys together.
Thanks Einar for being a good professor and a fantastic role model for all us.
I liked to hear the National song. I liked to see my former colleague Prof. Profumo, now Italian minister of Research, standing near to Monti, singing and crying. I cried a bit too. But then Italy started to loose. My son Roberto cried on the floor and he was inconsolable. I had invited my Spanish friend Maria and the two of us left the living room after 2-0 and had a nice chat in the kitchen. Some of the many Italian at NTNU had hang the Italian flag to one of the University building. A lot of emotions, but in the end, it is a game, or a least it should be. We should not stop to be proud to be Italian, Norwegian, friends, colleagues, human beings.
This evening I will be a judge at StartupWeeken in Trondheim. I wish I were a student of year 2012.
Here information about the event in Pisa to which Vestbyen2000 participates. Note that they write Rosemborg instead of Vestbyen.
I am, from now, member of IFIP TC14 on Entertainment Computing, National Representative of Norway.
Interesting paper, check the bib
Steven D. Fraser Director Cisco Research Center
Joey Lee, Director, Real World Impact Games Laboratory
Shaun Longstreet here (faculty development, soft skills, diversity, etc.)
Walt Scacchi, 10 years research for games for science, education, health like asma!! – “we have 40 faculties in games”
Walt Scacchi’s talk
I am attending the GAS workshop at the beautiful Irchel campus.
Our Toys, a collaboration between NTNU, ReMida, and Meta.Morf get support from IME/NTNU (95KNOK). See also the article Teknologi og Lek; Teknologi og Kunst in the May edition of journal Elektronikk.
Giorgio Metta (Istituto Italiano di Technologia)
iCub is open source
publish or perish -> lack of reward for code development
“Design & Aesthetics matter”
“what do you need to find out?”
and in the end: software engineers are people too!