Good Stuff

On this page, initialized 2010-10-01, I share links to good stuff that I came across. ''good'' can (but does not have to) be related to what I am doing as a prof. in visualization at the Univ. of Bergen, Norway.

Anamorphic Illusions by Felice Varini

posted Mar 6, 2012, 3:51 AM by Helwig Hauser

Swiss artist Felice Varini creates amazing anamorphic illusions using an eye-deceiving technique called anamorphosis. The complete shapes are only seen when viewed at certain angles, otherwise the viewer only sees some random broken pieces.

Impressive pictures by Harry Shave!

posted Dec 15, 2011, 12:08 AM by Helwig Hauser

By chance and good luck, I should say, I got to find Harry Shave's photos on Panoramio -- wow!  If you also are impressed by the far North (Russia, Greenland, etc.), then you will like quite some of his pictures, too, I am sure!  :-)  Link:

How to write 1000 words a day

posted Sep 26, 2011, 4:16 AM by Helwig Hauser   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 4:23 AM ]

Thanks to Dominikus Baur (@dominikus at Twitter), I stumbled over the following blog post: How to write 1000 words a day (and not go bat shit crazy) by Dr Inger Mewburn which I found highly interesting to read (and it really has some wise considerations, as I think) -- maybe it helps you, or one you know, also!  :-) 

Google's Art Project

posted Jul 3, 2011, 4:25 AM by Helwig Hauser   [ updated Jul 3, 2011, 4:28 AM ]

Even though it's still not the same as really being there, it's still great that Google offers the opportunity to virtually visit certain great museums via it's Google's Art Project.

Jožin z bažin!

posted Nov 19, 2010, 5:17 AM by Helwig Hauser   [ updated Nov 19, 2010, 5:20 AM ]

One of my favorite songs!  :-)  How often did I (try to) sing it (in wonderful Budmerice)?  I don't remember.  :-)  A really great performance of this song is available from YouTubeThe text is available from Wikipedia.  Thanks for that!  :-) 


posted Nov 19, 2010, 5:12 AM by Helwig Hauser

Recommendation to ''art lovers'' in the Bergen region: Kabuso ( in Øystese. For sure you would not expect such an interesting, modern museum in the middle of nowhere, but actually it's there! :-)

Great physics lecture by L. Krauss!

posted Nov 19, 2010, 5:06 AM by Helwig Hauser

Late August, this year, my attention was drawn towards a really great physics lecture by Lawrence Krauss.  I can only recommend to take an hour and listen/watch!  It's really good, I think. 

Sammlung Essl

posted Nov 19, 2010, 4:56 AM by Helwig Hauser

The Sammlung Essl is my favorite museum in Vienna (well, in the Vienna area as it actually is in nearby Klosterneuburg) - it's just fantastic. I've seen a two-digit number of exhibitions there and nine out of ten are just great! Whenever I visit Vienna, I try to get there for the newest exhibition and I can really recommend everyone to do this trip a little outside the city borders - if you like contemporary art, you basically have to do it! :-) Many thanks to Karlheinz and Agnes Essl (and all others involved) for creating these enjoyable moments (of visiting)!


posted Nov 19, 2010, 4:47 AM by Helwig Hauser

Maybe the best place to meet is Budmerice castle in Slovakia!  I have organized a larger number of events there (starting with CESCG, then also SCCG, and TopoInVis).  Last in spring, this year, I chaired SCCG 2010 there and enjoyed it again very much!  I only could do that, of course, due to the fantastic relation to Andrej Ferko (and his team).  Many thanks for many great years! 

Thank you for the papers!

posted Nov 19, 2010, 4:44 AM by Helwig Hauser

A highlight of this year's Eurographics conference in Norrköping, Sweden, was the song "Thank you for the papers" by Anders et al.!  Many of us enjoyed it very much!  Thank you, Anders and the whole team for organizing Eurographics 2010 so well! 

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