Posts tagged ‘events’

Walter Bender in Stockholm

April 22nd, 2005

Attended the “mini trade fair” at the Media Technology department at KTH yesterday. They had some great speakers there, including Walter Bender, Executive Director of the MIT Media Lab, Richard Bartle, Professor in Computer Game Design at University of Essex, and Johan Staël von Holstein, serial entrepreneur.

Nice afterparty at the Nordic Light Hotel, where I ended up arguing with Walter about the need for horizontalization in the mobile interfaces market. He even brought his laptop down to the party and showed some really cool stuff out of the Lab–Great fun!

Big thanks to Alexander Ljung with friends for arranging this fantastic event!

March 21st, 2005

Jon and Alf has good points about, a site that “does a lot of things right” but still “hasn’t gone viral the way did”. I agree that it is indeed strange, since I found the site very useful for sharing events with people.

Enjoying berlin

If the reason is what Jon and Alf suggests — lack of folksonomy, APIs and a better UI, that clearly has implications for a lot of other services out there. Basically the message is: Data lock-in strategies is a bad idea, good UIs are of extreme importance and the organization of site content is too. Do this right and you can increase traffic to your site ten-fold. At least I would be able to use the events I publish on on this site…

Lucky enough, it seems that Andy is listening.

Creating a dotcom business in 24 hours

June 11th, 2004

The project is now over, and we survived…
Check for an overview or take a look at, the very useful dotcom we managed to produce in 24 hours.

Right now we are at the Wizards of OS conference in Berlin to make a performance art/business project. The mission is to create a dotcom business from scratch in 24 hours.

Enjoying berlin
Enjoying Berlin…

That means designing and programming a complete and useful web application, recruiting people, doing marketing, creating investment programs and much more. After 24 hours, the complete business will be sold on an eBay auction, and everyone involved will be rich!

You are free to join in and help out, and you will get paid in valuable stock 😉
If you are a designer, programmer, business person, all-round genius, or just want to be a part of the beta test, please visit our site The project starts at Friday *19:00* Central European Time. You will be able to follow the project continuously on the website…