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You can build a custom program on the web-site, unfortunately it doesn’t have a URL or a feed so that I can share it directly with you.
This year it seems like my theme will be Passion, Science and Christianity. Below is a list of events that I’ll try to mange to attend – it will be tough, and I’ll let the “Instincts be my shepherd” and stay for long in the places where I feel good vibes, and I’m very confident in my instincts.
It does look like my fix-points this year will be Kastellet, Botanisk Have, Humanistisk Fakultet, Glyptoteket and Marmorkirken. The previous years I had an extensive program as well, but I ended up spending hours at the Copenhagen HQ of The Danish Refugee Council, but since they’re not open this year, I might manage more.
Really there’s only ONE event I’m not going to miss, and that is Ars Nova singing English renaissance music in Marmorkirken – last year they were spectacular, and this year they’re issuing a new CD on the Kulturnat, I’ll be first in line to get a copy.
From the previous years I’ll HIGHLY recommend the Exhibition at Thorvaldsen’s Museum, the lights are turned off, and the statues are illuminated, it’s just fantastic, for me it’s been there done that this year however.
Rundetaarn is always too crowded, and the midnight concert this year is just too mainstream for my taste, but I loved it two years ago, and the storage room above the church is just wonderful.
So I wish you all a great Kulturnat, you just have to love Copenhagen for having the energy to set up such a massive event. And strange things happen on the Kulturnat, if you just let your senses guide you, and while you wait for my next blogpost, you can read about my experiences of the last two years here:
- Kulturnatten 2006: Is that a FireWire cable in your pocket or are you just happy to see me
- Kulturnatten 2005
Events I hope to cover in 2007 – prioritised order – but my full intended program is 4 pages long:
- Shantysang i Kanonkælderen – I missed that last year, but that only let to the very strange story that involved a FireWire cable and the Architect School that you can read above, only goes to show that you should just let your senses guide you!
- Opstigning i Mastekranen på Nyholm
- Længslernes Nat
- Kulturnatten i Kastellet
- Botaniske Have ved nat
- Skriv med fjerpen og blæk
- Monstre og dæmoner i oldtidens Ægypten
- Kolbøttemand, lysshow og rundvisninger!
- Natmusik i Kastelskirken
- Gudstjeneste om tro og viden
- Linné på Botanisk Museum
- Katedralernes mystik og det gotiske
- Dans i Natten
- Lyd og Lys i natten
- Andagt med musik og lys
- B-samfundet – et alternativ til 8-16 samfundet
I’m so envious my dear brother, this day October 4th – your birthday – seems to coincide with one of the most important days in modern civilisation, a day that has importance for exploration of space, as well as important steps in the history of human thought and the move towards true democracy.
Today, October 4th 2007, it’s 50 years since the first man made satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched, and the world was changed almost overnight. 12 years later man had already walked on the moon
The first stage of the race towards space, has to be one of the single most impressive feats of human kind in history, really on a par with the building of the Pyramids.
Building of Pyramids was, like the space program, put on hold – it was just not efficient, even though the monument still stand, in the form of immense launch facilities at Kennedy Space Centre, it was only really a demonstration of power, and funding had to be cut, or else it could have ruined the economy, like continued pyramid building could have done to Egypt
Flash forward 47 years, three years ago, the era of real space exploration of space was ushered in, with the successful flight of SpaceShipOne, the first commercially developed vehicle, capable of reaching space.
So happy birthday to you all, and humanity for giving us the inspiration to do the impossible, which is escaping this cosy spaceship we’re all living in, or should I say on, the spaceship called Earth.
ps. I also found out that today marks the 23rd anniversary of establishment of The Free Software Foundation (FSF) by Richard Stallman. FSF and the thoughts behind it is slowly changing the mindset of people, and is the foundation of the current explosion in true knowledge sharing. Today also marks the 14 anniversary of the failed attempt by the Soviet military to stop the move towards democracy – October 4th truly is a historic day.
pps. If I had the energy to do so, I’d love to have made a picture showing the faces of Sergei Korolev, Burt Rutan, Paul Allen, Richard Branson, Richard Stallman, Boris Yeltsin and my brother René, to accompany this article – sorry but you have to make that – mentally – yourself.
Instead I’m showing one of the most important pictures of mankind, the “Earthrise” picture taken by Apollo 8, just a little over 11 years after the Sputnik 1 launch.
“We close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you — all of you on the good Earth.”
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I know that you used to trust me, but you shouldn’t trust me this time. Zopia are terrible people, but sometimes good things come from bad, so:
As you might have noticed, I attended the reboot “(un)conference” in Copenhagen last week, and it was great.
I’d like to draw your attention to the feature “Rebooting the Web 2.0 age” on reboot 9 that BBC ran during the “(un)conference”.
Here’s a quote from the article:
The future of the web is being debated at Reboot 9.0, a leading European grassroots technology and design conference in Copenhagen.
But…”oh-my-two-dot-oh-NO” they’re using the “two-dot-O-M-G” dreaded “two-dot-oh-YEAH” word…
The big question here for the start-ups and opinion formers is how to use Web 2.0′s focus on community to build the next generation of web tools and become Europe’s Web 2.0 poster child.
I guess I can forgive the BBC, since the feature is “more than decent” , and they capture some of the spirit of reboot in this quote:
This year’s conference theme is Human? with many speakers grappling with such deep philosophical queries as what it means to be human. One session was called Humanism 101.
Understanding human behaviour and how to adapt those behaviours to technology and the web rather than the reverse is rare for technology devotees.
And Last.fm deserves all the love in the world, iTunes might never know what hit them.
However, it is no surprise as the big subject in the bars and on the grass outside was this week’s sale of London social software music service Last.fm.
Its creator Martin Stiskel, explaining why US broadcaster CBS would want to buy a music preference tool said: “They want to move from a content company to an audience company, giving the audiences control and learning from this and that’s why Last.fm was their choice.”
I’m nominating Last.fm for the price of being the “greatest service on the planet”, even though it makes it look like I have absolutely no taste in music – is it about time to get more discriminating, and start “acting my age, not my shoesize” – nah some people have actually expressed love for my personal radiostation , and I get shouts like this:
Du er på alder med min far, men jeres musiksmag ligger usandsynligt langt fra hinanden. Det er meget godt klaret! Respekt herfra
(translation from Danish: You’re the age of my father, but your taste in music is unbelievably far from each others. That’s well done! Respect ).