Category Archives: life

Old blog

My blog can be read here. The Italian splinder platform closed and it was an occasion for me to conclude seven years of not strategic blogging. I have blogged in English, Italian, Norwegian, on life, research, and everything. A lot of fun and now a great opportunity (700 pages) to look at  about what i have done, achieved, observed, not achieved. Today I have an urgent need to share my feelings and observations about the Utøya process, I do not want in fact to write, tell, remember his name, as I do not want to give me the attention he is looking for. But this is blog about my working life, so I will not share feelings.

Experts in Team 2012 – mission Rio?

I have started to work for for two experts in team villages that I will supervise in 2012.
This year I will have a blog for each village so students will have the possibility to register on the blog.
The villages are:

Talk invited at Quality of Experience in New Media Landscape

Talk (download pdf) invited at Quality of Experience in New Media Landscape
Seminar, R2D2 Networks – project
29. June 2011 9:00 – 12:00
SINTEF, Forskningsveien 1, Oslo

Title: Engagement through Art and Open Source Software
Project ArTe

Paper Draft


Science and technology communication is important to recruit young
students to scientific studies and to increase awareness of technology
issues among citizens in the society and decision makers. Software
science and technology communication poses specific challenges as
software is by its nature not tangible and not visible. Our argument
is that Science in Society events which gather artists, developers,
researchers, and citizens around an Open Source Software project,
are effective for both communicating open source software issues to a
broad audience and for collecting open documentation that has both
research and artistic value. This paper examines four projects that
have been designed according to a combination of both practical and
research goals. For each of these projects, one or more artists played
a significant role. Moreover, we collected open documentation and
published it on blogs and other open platforms. Retrospectively, we
drew on performativity theory to reflect about the research questions
that guided our study. The analysis of the collected data lead to
our results. Our results suggest a model based on: 1) a stakeholder
model for Science in Society Open Source Software events where
stakeholders are artists, developers, researchers, and citizens; 2) a
open documentation model for open source software events where
documentation consists of a patchwork of words, still and moving
images, music and sound, and digital code.

Why do human beings need technology?(results)

Arduino LilyPad led dress to wear at a wedding in Italy

Yesterday and today I made a Arduino LilyPad led dress to wear at a wedding in Italy
I bought the black dress in a shop in Trondheim a couple of years ago.

the most difficult part for me is to sew. and to decide not to have all the funny things that I could have, like buzzer, vibe, sensor, but here the idea is to go to a party, be elegant and a bit funny but not be a clown nor try to take to much attention. so I am satisfied. and I am looking forward to vacation and party.

video video2



int ledPins[] = {
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 };       // an array of pin numbers to which LEDs are attached
int pinCount = 7;           // the number of pins (i.e. the length of the array)

int brightness [] = {
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 };

int fadeAmount [] = {
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 };

void setup()  {

int thisPin;
// the array elements are numbered from 0 to (pinCount – 1).
// use a for loop to initialize each pin as an output:
for (int thisPin = 0; thisPin < pinCount; thisPin++)  {
pinMode(ledPins[thisPin], OUTPUT);

void loop()  {
// set the brightness of all pins
for (int thisPin = 0; thisPin < pinCount; thisPin++) {
// turn the pin on:
analogWrite(ledPins[thisPin], brightness[thisPin]);

// change brightness
for (int thisPin = 0; thisPin < pinCount; thisPin++) {
// turn the pin on:
brightness[thisPin] = brightness[thisPin] + fadeAmount[thisPin];

// reverse the direction of the fading at the ends of the fade:
for (int thisPin = 0; thisPin < pinCount; thisPin++) {
if (brightness [thisPin]<= 0 || brightness [thisPin] >= 255) {
fadeAmount[thisPin] = -fadeAmount[thisPin] ;

// wait for 30 milliseconds to see the dimming effect

Norwegian Easter

Everything closes, expecially NTNU, during the Norwegian Easter. I have an ambition to translate this novel into Norwegian. It has nothing to do with computers or art. Only about Norway and time.

Happy Easter

p.s. click on the novel and vote it if you like it, it is a competition by the Italian Corriere della Sera.

Er dette også en klar og sikker overbevisning? Ja, fullkommen klar og sikker.
Det er derfor jeg ikke vil vaere her lenger., Et Dukkehjem, 1879, Henrik Ibsen.

E’ una decisione sicura e definitiva? Si, completamente sicura e definitiva. E’
per questo che non voglio stare piu’ qui., Casa di Bambole, 1879, Henrik Ibsen, da
me liberamente tradotto in italiano dal norvegese.