Friday, February 29, 2008
On March 5 the next Foam fund meeting will take place and I will be interviewed for BNR for my experience so far with the fund. I am very happy being a shareholder. Great people, exhibitions and more.
It also has increased my own photographing a lot. Today I bought a 35 mm lens at Foto Nivo- Schweitzer to use in the Eastern procession shooting I will be doing on Sicily...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
An end to an era. Boudisque the famous record shop in Amsterdam will be closing soon....Music retails seems to be a bad business to be in at the moment. I still remember that I went to Boudisque for the first time when I was 15 years old...There was so much to discover with rare and special music and records. Nowadays all is available online..10% discount does not seem too much to clear everything, the rate will go up soon probably..
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Philip Blenkinsop advised me at the end of the workshop in Cambodia to go 'analogue' again .
The lack of an instant review window, the limited number of shots given the length of the roll etc force you to be more selective. I shot four rolls so far and it has taken quite some time to get them processed, scanned and uploaded... I also see that I need to be more careful with the negatives, otherwise there might be too many artifacts around...
Sunday, February 10, 2008
At Lift, Bruce Sterling discussed the possible impact scenarios that might happen with Nicolas Szarkozy and his new wife Carlo. One scenario was the high ambition/high publicity scenario...That one appears to be happening immediately after his speech....
Laurent Haug is looking back at a very successful Liftconference in Geneva, where I am on the advisory board. Three days of extravaganza, followed by a strategy weekend in the mountains, brainstorming on the things to go for in '09 and in Asia. Thanks to Pierre for being very hospitable and opening his chalet for us. The full picture set of Lift this year
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Following the conference some of the speakers as Scott Smith, Robert Scoble and Bruce Sterling went to the mountains for some strategy work. Before going to the mountains, we went to Cern to see one of the largest scientific projects in the world. A rare and unique opportunity as it will be closed for the general audience as of this winter...
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Another very interesting evening at Ipan that I moderated. The topic was the latest egocaster and egolurker tool: Twitter.
Erwin Blom had his 20.000 twitter post at the event...
More twitteratzi then iPhone owners among the 100 attendees, but just... the full series is here on flickr, the MP3 reports made by Veronica will be posted at Ipan soon.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
At last weeks Bowlr event in Amsterdam, many many were looking at their keyboards and screens and sharing what they were doing or following what others were doing...Twitter it is called.. Is this the latest craze or a revolutionary new way of communication and social interaction? Come and find out at next week's Ipan event on Tuesday from 19:30. I will be moderating the evening with many of the leading 'Twitteratzi' in The Netherlands around and Erwin Blom of The Crowds doing an introduction....Do not miss it...