Category Archive Writing

Why are patents and locked up science seen as the way forward for growth and innovation?

. . Inspired by the many discussions surrounding the release of the Aaron Swartz documentary, "The Internet Own Boy", I've put together a blog post with some thoughts about the future of science and the challenges we're facing as a society with our current academic knowledge financial schemes: These past few weeks have highlighted the […] Read More…

Creating an overview of Danish projects that use Creative Commons licenses

. . For the sake of convenience I've gone through the toil of making what I believe (and hope) is a complete overview of all Danish projects that use Creative Commons licenses - at least the ones I know of as Public Lead for CC Denmark. Check it out here - and a short introduction to the […] Read More…

“Open-washing” – making your data available is not enough; you have to open it

. I've written an article on the Danish Open Knowledge blog, titled "Open washing", highlighting the difference between open data and data that are simply made available (there is a huge difference). It seems to resonate with a lot of people and has since been translated into French, Japanese, Italian - as well as cross-posted on […] Read More…

New book: ‘Creative Commons For Alle’ – with chapter by me // #creativecommons #openculture

My friend and collaborator in Creative Commons Denmark, Peter Leth, has recently published a great new book, 'Creative Commons For Alle' (English: Creative Commons For All) which aims at introducing the immense strength of using Creative Commons licenses to the broad audience in general and to grade school teachers in particular. As Public Project Lead […] Read More…

Battles in the media landscape: General perspectives from Transmediale11 + Hyperdub // #tm11 #berlin

Back in Denmark from Berlin and Transmediale11, I've now finished my blog-series from the conference for CrossMedia/PlayShare - with a closing entry that starts like this: BATTLES IN THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE: GENERAL PERSPECTIVES FROM TRANSMEDIALE11 With Transmediale11 now over, some general perspectives of where the media landscape is moving have clearly manifested themselves. For one, […] Read More…

An evening with Anthony Giddens

Tonight we had the pleasure of attending a special lecture by world famous sociologist Anthony Giddens, who had been invited to Berlin by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, a non-profit for whom a friend of ours, Sue, works. Earlier this year Giddens published a new book, 'Politics of Climate Change', and this was also the area of […] Read More…

Freeform101.org Boing Boing’ed

I am really excited about the fact that my media/politics/activist blog Freeform101.org had the pleasure of being Boing Boing'ed yesterday. Being Boing Boing'ed means that one of the posts I made for the site was picked up by the influential American blog Boing Boing and mentioned in their newsletter - which caused the hits of […] Read More…

Now writing for gaffa.dk

This week I've written my first concert review for gaffa.dk, the webportal of the largest Danish music mag, Gaffa. The concert was by Bob Hund at Studenterhuset, Aalborg (Denmark). Read the review here.This week I've written my first concert review for gaffa.dk, the webportal of the largest Danish music mag, Gaffa. The concert was by […] Read More…