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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!

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NOSO - a must-do offline experience. If online, try 1000 journals. 
Via Hilde: while in offline mood on holiday, I should have known about NOSO - I could have gotten the full experience at the Southern Exposure exhibit, when in San Franciso, the NOSO project is on display right now. But do check it out at the website, very much on spot ;).

What I did pick up in San Francisco though, what a print copy with samples from the 1000journals project. Another interesting project of distributed narrative, online sharing etc reminiscent of the Postsecret phenomena. San Francisco based artist Someguy has sent 1000 journals out in the world, to be written in and forwarded by people all over the world. Website tracks the journals and holds scans of all the journals returned (available?). Not so NOSO, but very much a different variation of social software with a very material component. Book is great, it even has stitches! Btw, project continues at 1001 journals!

The future of online news and are crossmedia strategies successful? 
..are some of the topics, my nextdoor office neighbour from my time in Atlanta, Arne Krumsvik will be discussing in his seminar talk at the IT University tomorrow.

Arne has helped organise a study of 20.000 Norwegian online news readers and 200 Norwegian media executives involved in online news production in 2005 and 2007 and presents and discusses the results of this survey. For this talk he has also made a survey of the opinions of several Danish media executives, so Im pretty excited about the talk, which looks like it might radically change some of the ideas I have about the market!

The talk (in English) takes place in Auditorium 1 at the IT University from 15.15 to 17.00 wednesday (tomorrow, the 2th). Access is not free, but cheap (kr. 250), should you in this last moment decide you want to participate, we might fit you in - sign up or drop Ken or me an email via the event page:

I'm back from holiday. I borrowed a nice digital camera from a friend (because my new mobile phone with the 3MB camera crashed completely again shortly before leaving: thank you, Sony Ericsson), and took some pictures on the way. They are here.

California dreaming a reality 
Im going on holiday in 10 min. No work, no writing. Just cruising the coast of California with a friend, in a beige Nissan Sedan. See you around.
Back in DK again March 24th.

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Working on full paper for DAC 2007 (due today!)
(hint: look at my delicious tags if you want to see what Im writing about)

Should do something about bookchapter 3 for our book before March 9th
Waiting on around 20 reviewer's comments on articles submitted to Gamestudies, reminders need to go out next week /several reviews in now
Need to write short paper proposal for MobileHCI (deadline not before April 1st, yeah!)
Need to do sincere revision of article for Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting (still due March 5th)
Draft for research/industry cooperation project circulated, meeting called
Article for WoW-anthology completed and sent (feb 21)
Article for Danish Ministry of Cultures Cultural Heritage Board publication on digital communication & web 2.0 completed and proofed, last proof needed? (proof sent feb 15)
Article for Proceedings of the Virtual 2006 conference completed and sent, need to do formatting and final revision (sent feb 7)
Book review for New Media and Society done last year was supposed to publish this month, still waiting for editor's comment. Update: is actually published in the February issue.

all walls, ceilings and skirting boards in new apartment painted
all floors except kitchen and bathroom lacquered by hired handywoman
all of apartment moved, all books unpacked and in place in new apartment
two gas cookers switched around and installed by certified handyman
heating system upgraded, by ceritified handyman, not-functioning general heating system fixed by other certified handyman
electricity updated, light fixtures in ceilings work now, illegal cabling replaced by legal cabling, by certified handyman
kitchen floor completed and dishwasher installed, by hired handyman (kitchen functions, yeah!)
Me? I'm still broke, have paper;)


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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.