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This is the research diary of researcher Lisbeth Klastrup, since february 2001 sharing her thoughts on life, universe, persistent online worlds, games, interactive stories and internet oddities with you on the www.

I am currently on leave from the IT University of Copenhagen, and from aug. 2006 - aug. 2007 working as Associate Research Professor at the Center for Design Research Copenhagen, an independant center situated at the School of Architecture. During this year, I will be working on a book about the development of aesthetics, design and interaction on the WWW, together with colleague Ida Engholm.

My blog often reflects how busy I am in general, so posting may be pretty irregular, as well as my potential response to comments. But I read them!

My list of publications.
My official homepage at ITU.


May 07
April 07
March 07
February 07
January 07
December 06
Oct/Nov 2002

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Torill Mortensen
Hilde Corneliussen
Anders Fagerjord

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GrandTextAuto (US, joint)
Mirjam Paalosari-Eladhari (SE)
Jane McGonigal (US)
Patrik Svensson (SE)
Elin Sjursen (NO)
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Susana Tosca
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Ida Engholm
Troels Degn Johansson
Ragnhild Tronstad
Anna Gunder
Jenny Sunden
Mikael Jacobsson
Aki Jarvinen
Markku Eskelinen
Raine Koskimaa

©Lisbeth Klastrup 2001-2007

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Jill has a well-placed ironic comment to a department which claims to have cracked the "code of interactivity". The way, they announce it, you would think they had cracked the human genome code or something similar... Problem is, that within the Humanities tradition, you might come up with a good definition or explication of a concept, but it can never be objectively more "true" than other definitions. It can make more or less sense, or be more or less applicable, or more or less quoted by others, but such a thing as bullet-proof DEFINITION, you have to go to other sciences to find. Rather, perhaps a good definition of a good definition in the tradition I come from, is that a good definition is one which, while also making sense and being applicable, also gives raise to continued debate and further questions concerning the concept described, rather than being one which solves "a problem" once and for all.

Jill is kind enough to post to a little overview I once made of different people's definition of the concept. I have expanded this introduction and added a few more articles in the summary: this now forms the beginning of chapter 8 in my thesis. You can download it here. Comments welcome, but since I don't have a comment-box (yet), you will have to do it by mail :).

Now in Denmark, they are even teaching academics about blogs Pas på - bloggerne kommer - om webpublishing uden filter -"Beware, the Bloggers are here - webpublication without a filter" a evening seminar organised by Dansk Magisterforenings Efteruddannelse (equivalent to: Danish Master's Society Continous Education Service). February 6th, in Copenhagen. For all I know, none of the speakers blog themselves...

Have added Google's site search function too - mostly for my own benefit, since I found that I actually need to find stuff in the archives, but that they have become too large for easy browsing. I'd like to learn how to program my own site search function at some point...later.

Well, the Cataclysm's is kinda up and running again. Actually, I wanted to relaunch with updated design etc, but as is, I still have some weeks to go before I'm finished with the thesis. Current deadline for final submission is February 14th. So posting will be very infrequent...but I'm alive ;)!

My Other Places
Death Stories project
Walgblog (DK)
DK forskerblogs (DK)
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Klastrup family?


Buy our book

ACE 2007
Mobile Media 2007
MobileCHI 07
Perth DAC 2007
DIGRA 2007
AOIR 8.0/2007

My Ph.D. thesis website:
Towards a Poetics of Virtual Worlds

I also used to host & work in a world called StoryMOO.