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.
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! :-)
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.
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! :-)
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.
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!
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