This site is not intended to be a well-maintained home page
with comprehensive, up-to-date information. Instead, it is used as a
low-profile (in terms of design, functionality, etc.) platform to share
selected pieces of information that might be of interest for others.
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.
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.
Recommendation to ''art lovers'' in the Bergen region: Kabuso (www.Kabuso.no) in Øystese. For sure you would not expect such an interesting, modern museum in the middle of nowhere, but actually it's there! :-)
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)!
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!
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!