By Ingrid Katrine Amundsen
Work in progress...
I am Ingrid Katrine Amundsen and I run IART Ingrid Katrine Amundsen, at iart.no. I am an educated architect and human geographer. As a photographer I am, however, self-thought. I am inspired by making knowledge more accessible. It should be an easy read, even though the urgent issues that are brought to attention, may have thrilling complexities. In writing about complex matters, the author always seeks to make a system account on rather hot issues. Examples of matters that I discuss may be embedded in cultural, psychological, economic, environmental or technological fields of research, e.g. compassion, creativity, and young climate strikers, deforestation, wind turbines, innovation or art. This is sought by placing the chosen problem(s) or hypothesis into a broader context. Whether these broader frameworks are historical, environmental, societal, geographical or institutional, a system approach it is. However, the core intellectual and creative process at this website can be summarized as this: I write to learn, and I learn as I write!
Nevertheless, the bird's-eye perspective of the chosen frameworks needs to be taken into account, to encourage a deeper understanding of a singular or more case(s). And finally, to criticise the complexities of a system, there has to be a dialogue between the case(s) and the system(s). It is also fundamental to have an an unexpected theoretical turn, to transform the suggested theories into exciting and passionate knowledge. This is acheived by emphasizing on a system understanding, and an interdisciplinary methodological approach! If not always a radical interdisciplinary perspective, the author most certainly, aim at having an interdisciplinary approach in her essays and texts. Indeed, the academic essays and texts at this web portal, seeks to be creative and is constructed intuitively and organically, in one or multiple flows. This webpage is, however, also an academic diary, since, the author is also inspired by fictional texts and confessional expressions. The use of the diary at this web portal is mostly in the short texts, such as e.g. "The Past Can Bite Like a Snake", and in the academic essays with preludes and postludes, but also as metaphors in most of the titles in the dropdown. This, to emphasize on engaging the reader and make the academic essays and texts, even more accessible. I write about extistential matters and urgent issues, that regards all of us, matters that are close to our hearts and fascinates our mindsets. Altogether, the different approaches that I use, adds to the accessibility of knowledge, which communicates to a broader audience: in sum, a democratization of knowledge.
We all have our responsiblity to tell and express our stories, the stories of the world, and support each other's stories. At this webpage I have chosen to rise the awareness about deaf people and their language in Norway, and tell their story. Reduced hearing or lack of hearing can affect everyone of us, at all stages of our lives. To mark this, each intellectual text and essay is assigned with videos with examples of the Norwegian Sign Language (NSL). The opening of each essay has keywords in NSL, that underscores and amplifies, the embodied meaning of each academic essay, paper, or text. This, to support and to share the story of my fellow sisters and brothers who are deaf; their fight for equality, and their battle to be fully recognized in our Norwegian society for their stories. Also, to mark their vital contribution to our common semantic, historical, and cultural heritage. NSL has a 200 year old history in Norway, and it is recognized as a Norwegian communicative and official language. To emphasise on the communicative power of NSL, a brief introduction interview at this webpage about NSL in NSL, will be displayed here at this website. NSL is, altogether, the integrated use or dance of body language, facial expressions, and signs done by the hands. In short, to go further into these urgent historical, semantic and cultural matters, an interview on NSL will be uploaded during the winter of 2022. Also, text will be added, for those who have not yet become familiar with the story, culture, and beauty of communicating with the official NSL. And, of course, since each country generally have their own sign language. I also want to make a personal contribution, by writing an essay on "Sign Languages as a Cultural Expression", due to be finished in 2028. It is time to share, watch and learn!
As a continuance of the intellectual texts and metaphors used at this webpage, the author has planned to experiment with her deep hunger for written English by diving into the unknown, such as to explore confessional and science fictional short texts. These short texts is a combinatory of self-experienced confessions, affective forecasting, retrospective reflections, self-therapeutical intentions, and simply trust in the future. But, even though some of the emotions are personal and genuine, most of the texts are simply a result of pure science fictional creativity, and imaginary, that means that the characters, scenery and plots are all fictional. No one are to blame! After all, the author's greatest motivation for creating these short texts, is to share experiences, magic, science fictional tales, imaginaries, common, and usable to mankind. However, I am new to these kinds of literary explorations, so be patient, kind, and look upon these with unjudging eyes, and excitement. To get you started, an example of the language style and form, is available in the menu bar; "Confessional Fiction: Short Texts", and the title; "The Past Can Bite Like a Snake (2017)". I hope you will find something meaningful, and familiar to your own visual imaginary, in these confessional, but most of all science fictional endeavors. The author strongly believe that something good and wise can arise from darkness, and unexpectedly start to twist and blast and tease everyone's positivity nerve. Ignite your curiosity. It is the perfect novelty of every emotional beginning whether it's dark, or light. Let's start the process of spreading a little bit of magic and compassion, empathy and love to you and to the world. Will you come along for a magical tour in darkness, and joyfulness? In your darkest room: let the thrill of bright and shining sunrays gently hit you!
WHAT'S STIRRING THE POT OF YOUR UNIVERSE - TAKE ME TO YOUR DARKEST SPACE - THE PAST CAN BITE LIKE A SNAKE - BE ALERT WOMEN, READ RIGOURSLY, HANDLE YOUR MEN WITH CARE - SHAKY WORLD, DIAMOND HEADS - TROOPS LOST IN MALIGUENT WARS - THE GLOBAL NERVE OF HOPE - MYSTERIES BELOW, STARS ABOVE - NEW YORK IN OSLO - SNOWFALL TENDERNESS - A TOKEN WISDOM FROM AN UNLIKELY CATASTROPHE - KISSING EARTH AGAIN - THUNDERING SPEECHLESS - WATCHING STARS WITHOUT YOU - PLAYING FETCH WITH THE UNIVERSE - PROFESSIONAL DAYDREAMER - AT DRIFT FOR A RISING SUN - WINTER HARMONY - CLEVER BABY PIGEONS LOOKING FOR FOSTER PARENTS - MELLOW SKY, HARD LIFTOFF - LISTEN ROBOT, HOW CAN I RUFF YOU UP, CAN YOU LOOK A BIT MORE DANGEROUS, YOU LOOK TO STRAIGHT FOR YOUR OWN WELLBEING - STILL WATERS RUN DEEP - OWLS IN THE MOSS AND FROGS IN THE FJORD - TAKING DANCE LESSONS IN A STRIP CLUB - VINDICATED GIRL, FREE WOMAN - RUNNING BAREFOOT FROM A LIFE KILLER ASTEROID - THE NON-ESSENTIAL FLARES TO LIFE - LOVE FOR ASTRONAUTS - NONSENSE AND HER 127 RELATIVES - THE ATHEIST, THE BELIEVER, AND THE AGNOSTICS - A SONG FOR DROWNING CITIES - DO NO HARM TO THE GALAXY - ROOFLESSNESS - DAWNFALL HAPPINESS - NO PLACE FOR MICHELANGELO SOULS - THE RETURN OF THE OCTAGON - AIR DOLPHINS AND WATER ELEPHANTS - RED WINE KISSES TODAY, SOBER TOMORROW - PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MOCKING CROWDS, YOU'VE READ THESE BOOKS BACK AND FORTH, THE SOLUTIONS ARE IN YOUR BLOOD - STEAL THE MOON, MOVE THE EARTH - WHEN THE SUN AND THE MOON CONVERGE AGAIN - THE SMELL OF BERGAMOT IN THE EVENING - PAST TIMES' MELANCHOLY - SWIRLING INTO A BLACK HOLE - A MANUAL FOR EXPLODING STARS - IF YOU TWEET, YOU'LL MAKE YOUR SONG HEARD - AN UNUSUAL ACT OF PATIENCE - DEMONS HIDE - TWO HALF MOONS - KIND, KINDER, KINDEST - A HOUSE OF BEWILDERED DREAMS - EGYPTIAN COTTON - I'LL HOLD YOUR HAND IF THE SUN EXPLODES - FROM ONE RAIN DROP TO ANOTHER - IF BITTERSWEET, DON'T LET THE NATURE AT STAKE MAKE YOU CYNICAL AND DISTRUSTFUL - THE GATEWAY OF TRUST AND BELIEF - UNCOMMON STUPIDITY - COVER ME IN STARLIGHT - SEALION - ALIEN THOUGHTS, MUNDANE RESULTS - AN IDIOT IS BORN EVERY DAY - TO WALK LIKE RAIN - DEEP WATERS, WILD MOUNTAINS - I SEE YOU IN EVERY STAR OF THE UNIVERSE - HOW I LIGHT UP MY ENGINES IS A SECRET SAUCE - INTERPLANETARY LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS - SPRING DECEIVE, SUMMER COCTAILS - AS THE EARTH TURNS, AND THE SEASONS SHIFTS - FASTER THAN LIGHT TRAVEL - LOST IN A SNOWFILLED SKY - DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE SIRENS, THEY ARE NOT COMING FOR YOU, BUT THE BUTCHER - THE PRAGMATIST, THE PHLEGMATICIAN, AND THE COUNTERACTERS - HIT BY STARDUST - FIRE IT UP WHENEVER YOU NEED TO - THE BLUE PARROT SPEAKER - AN ENIGMATIC FORTRESS - WATCHING YOU SOFTLY - THE WISPHERING OF MARCH - IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO THIS, A CRAZY CAT WOMAN'S MAGICAL KIT, AND THE VILLAIN'S WILD DOGS AT THE HUNTER'S BAY - BLIND ALLEYS, HOPEFUL PROMENADES, AND INFINITE AUTOSTRADAS - ORBITING IN A THEORETICAL SPACE - IN ABSENCE OF HATE, WITH PRESENCE OF LOVE - HONESTLY, THE UNIVERSE IS FAR FROM STABLE - TO SUFFER FOR GRACE AND VIRTUE - OSCILLATIONS - YOU CAN BE RECYCLED, SO CAN I - LOOKING GOOD TO GO - EMPATHY FOR THE ONES THAT THE SUNS DOES NOT SHINE ON - MOON TRAVEL - EARTH SIMULATIONS - SPIN UP VERY QUICKLY - EYES SMACKED BY LIGHTENING - THE SMELL OF DREAMS IN THE NIGHT - I DROWNED AND DREAMT OF YOU - THE WAGGLING DANCE OF PENGUINS DRESSED TO SUCCEED - AN INFINITE STAR SHIVERS IN ITS SORE DISTANCE - I'LL RETURN FROM OUTER SPACE AS A HAPPIER VERSION OF MYSELF SOMEHOW, SOMETIME - SNEAKY TRUTHS - THE GIRL IN THE FISHBOWL - DEEP WATER RESCUE ACT - IF YOU'RE WONDERING, THE LIGHTS OF THE UNIVERSE GOT MY BACK COVERED - AN EARTHWHILE - A WORTHLESS GRAIN OF SAND AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE - IMPROMPTU LOVE - AN INSTANTANEOUS WINDOW - THE SPRING AT MY DOOR - ILLUSIONS ON THE HORIZON - OF NIGHTFALL AND SUNRISE - THE QUIET SONGS OF THE ORPHANS - TAILORED IMPERFECTIONS - THE DELICATE DANCE OF THE UNIVERSE - 500 YEARS OF LONELINESS - MAYBE, MAYBE-MAYBE-MAYBE, THERE'S A BRIGHT STAR OUT THERE, FOR ME TOO - GRAVITY AND WEIGHTLESSNESS - INCONGRUENT FLOWERS - TAKE MY ADVICE, CLOSE THAT BOOK YOUR ARE READING AND GO TO SLEEP, YOU HAVE WORK TO DO IN THE MORNING, THERE'S TROUBLE ON THE HORIZON - EARLY GREY - A FIXER-UPPER OF A PLANET - A FOOL'S PREY - DO NOT SPEAK AS LOUD AS MY HEART - THREE VERSIONS OF HELL - ARCHITECTURE UNTOLD - THE END OF THE WORLD, AND NOTHING ELSE - NO MASCERADE, NO PARADE - MEDIOCRACY - UNCOUNT THE STARS - THE FUTURE THAT LOST ITS MEN - IN SERVANCE OF EARTH - TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THUNDER, LIZARDS AND TORNADOS - THE MAGNIFICIENT HEXAGON - ALL THE STARS SHINES UPON YOU - YOU'VE GOT MY WHOLE NERVE SYSTEM BUNDLED UP - INTIMIDATION - BORN INTO WINTER DARKNESS - THE BEAUTIFUL PELICANS AT THE HUNTER'S POUND - A SEVENTH SENSE FOR RARE AND ABSURD DISASTERS - I JUMPED OFF THE CLIFF INTO UNKNOWN WATERS WITHOUT MY DRIVERS LICENSE, YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN ME - THE CAPITALIST, THE MARXIST, AND THE PACIFISTS - IMAGINARY FUTURES - SICK FORESTS, ILL HUMANS - PASSION CONCEALED - SCARY, SCARIER, SCARIEST - FEMALE HUSTLERS AND MALE SLACKERS - ILLUMINATING REDNESS - THE CITY STREETS ARE KISSED BY LOVERS' FEETS - IF NOT INNOCENT, THEN WISER - THE GLOWING BOILER IN MY BELLY - IF YOU BREAK IT DOWN, YOU'LL WISE IT UP - TRUST ME, CANCEL YOUR POETRY, YOU'RE NOT WELCOME HERE ANYMORE - THE INHABITANTS OF THIS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL AND HOSTILE PLANET LOOKED LIKE FLOATING FLUFFY PANCAKES WHO HAD SUFFOCATED ALL OTHER LIFE IN ITS RED ATMOSPHERE, THROUGH AN INCREASINGLY MORE AGRESSIVE SYMBIOTIC LIFESTYLE THEY HAD TURNED INTO PARASITTES, NOW THEIR LIVEFORMS HAD TURNED EXTINCT - EARTH MIRROR - THE SINNERS' APPLE, THE JUICY ORANGE, AND THE LOVING PEARS - LISTEN CLOSELY, IF YOU'RE OUT THERE, SOMEWHERE; COLD AND TIRED, I'LL ASK ALL OF THE MIGHTFUL POWER OF THE INFINITE UNIVERSE TO; KINDELY AND SAFELY, GUIDE YOU BACK HOME - THE MUSIC IN MY VEINS - I BREATHE IN WORDS AND BREATHE OUT PATTERNS AND SYSTEMS, FIGURES AND COLORS - CARICATURE MAN - IT DOESEN'T HAVE TO BE HELLO UNIVERSE, GOODBYE EARTH - THE OCEAN IN OUR ARMS - SWIMMING INTO THE UNIVERSE - HYPERSONIC TRAVEL - THE RETURN FROM THE MOON - IF RESILIENT, YOU'LL BOUNCE BACK - THE SOARING HOPE IN MY SOUL - TAKE THE SUN HOME, AND LEAVE THE NIGHT - CRUEL EXISTENCE - CAUTION WOMEN, SAY NO EVIL, DO NO HARM - TECHNO-UTHOPIAN TALES - RUTHLESSNESS - THE WATERS OF THE FUTURE - LOVE IS ENTERING THE FORTRESS - EMASCULATED DIAMOND - LOVE KILLER BLONDE - ALL RIVERS WILL EVENTUALLY RETURN AS RAIN - I'LL GIVE YOU LIGHTNING, I'LL GIVE YOU THUNDER, JUST THROW IT BACK - THE KEY THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE - BLURRED FUTURES - IF WE TURN OUR LOVE INTO A RIVER, WE MUST LEARN TO SWIM UPSTREAM - GOOD FRIENDS THAT MATTERS TOO MUCH CAN HURT YOU, IT'S AN INHERENT PART OF FRIENDSHIP AND OF BEING HUMAN, ENEMIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HURT YOU, THAT'S PERSONAL OFFENCE AND HUMILIATION, IT'S WARFARE - LOVE OLYMPICS - THE EXPANDING SOLAR SYSTEM IN MY SOUL - TAKE CONTROL OF THE VEHCICLE - LOOKS NOMINAL, FEELS SURREAL - PICK A HOLIDAY FOR TOMORROW - IT'S A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY TO LOOK SO ALLURING - IF THE DAYS TURNS EVIL, I BELIEVE IN YOUR STILL EYES - TO THE NEWBORN, MAY YOUR COMING DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE UNFOLD LIKE BUTTERFLIES - THE HOME OF THE VIVID DREAMERS - UNIVERSAL REMEDY - AN UNFAMILIAR TRADEGY - I'M SORRY IT HAD TO COME TO THIS, THE FINAL ACT IS DONE AND THE PLAY IS OVER, NO APPLAUSE FOR THE UNFORGIVEN, MOVE ON - MASTERS OF FRAUD - OBVIOUSLY, YOU HAVE TO CONTROL ALL OF YOUR WILD HORSES, MAKE SURE THEY RUN IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, IN ORDER TO GET YOUR ENGINE STARTED - UNEARTHLY INTELLIGENCE - PACEMAKERS AND PEACE MAKERS - INTERCALARY GENIUS - DID YOU FORGET TO FORGET ABOUT ME - ORDINARY JEALOUSY, EXTRAORDINARY BENEVOLENCE - THE GRAVITY OF THE SOLDER - THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN AND MAGICAL TOUCH - ILLITERATE LOVE - WHEN DELARA SPOKE, SHE SPOKE WITH HEARTFELT CONVICTION AND POISE, SHE SPOKE OF FREEDOM, OF TRUTH, OF TRUST, AND EVERYTHING THAT MAKES SENSE IN THIS WONDERFUL WORLD, THINGS THAT MATTERS TO HER PEOPLE - MY BRAVERY WILL MAKE YOUR SOUL FLIP - AN UNCONTROLLED UPLIFT - BLANK PAGE, FULL VOLUME - THE NOVELTY THAT MOVED A MOUNTAIN - IMAGINE SILK - I'VE BUILT A SURVIVAL SHELTER FOR YOU TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD - ANAIS, THE USELESS PLANET WITH NO PROSPECTS, LOW IN TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS, TOO MANY MOONS AND A DYING SUN ABOUT TO EXPLODE, VERY SOON EVERYTHING AT THIS PREMATURE PLANET WILL DIE - THE SUCCESSFUL DOCKING OF A LUNAR ROCKET - AESTHETICAL LIES, AND UNAESTHETICAL FLOWERS - SNAKE BUSINESS - THE TERRIBLE BEAUTY OF LONELY SOULS - FREQUENTLY UNBLESSED - ARTIFACTS ON STRIKE - SECRETS FROM EXOPLANETS - QUIRKINESS - YOU ARE NOT A FRIEND OF MINE, WE ARE BITTER ENEMIES IN A HOT CONFLICT, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE - MOCKINGBIRDS AND CUNNINGBIRDS - TRIPLE TROUBLE MEN AND THEIR ANCESTORS - ONLY THE BRAVE STAND TALL IN THE EYE OF THE STORM, THEY BEND AND TWIST, BUT DO NOT FALTER - IF I AM TOO SENSITIVE, TOO INTUITIVE, TOO VISUAL-SPATIAL, TOO IMAGINARY, BASICALLY CREATIVITY ON COCAINE, DO I HAVE TO BE SOCIAL AND SPORTY AND FIT AND HEALTHY TOO, THIS IS JUST HYPOTHETICAL THINKING OF COURSE, BECAUSE THAT'S UTTERLY MADNESS, SAID THE HYPER INTELLECTUAL DELOREAN ROBOT - YOU ARE A MYTH - ON THE HIGHWAY, LEAVING THE CITY OF REJECTION BEHIND - THE GRID FINS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED - ASK THE ORACLE, BLAME THE WIND - EVERYTHING THAT WILL BE YOURS - ALL THE HIDDEN COLORS YOU CAN'T SEE - SOUL SISTERS, SOUL SISTERS - AMSTERDAM HEARTBEAT - TROUBLE, TROUBLE, TROUBLE - ICE COOL, HOT PERSUIT - FROM ALL OF THE STARS IN THE UNIVERSE TO YOU - THE JOKER'S GIFT AND THE QUEEN'S ROLLING RESPONSE - SAFETY RULES FOR KINDNESS - IF NOT DRESSED, THEN NAKED - PERIL'S PEAK - I FORSEE THE DARK AHEAD, IF NOTHING ELSE - TO SHIVER FOR MUSIC - IN VIBRANT SEARCH OF A LIVABLE AND GRACEFUL PLANET - DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE SUN, IT WILL RISE AGAIN TOMORROW - ORGASM FOR THE NOSE - OPEN THE DOOR TO THE UNIVERSE - SUGAR CANNON CUTE - DREAMS MAKES SLEEPWALKING FUN - GOOD ENEMIES ARE HARD TO FIND, GOOD ENEMIES MUST NOT BOAST, GOOD FRIENDS CAN DO THAT, AFTER TOO MUCH WHISKEY - INTERMEDIARY SPACE TRAVELS - TRUE MOON, FALSE SUN - EARTH, YOU'RE MY SURVIVAL KIT - I CAN RECODE YOUR MIND, SAID THE PANCAKE - SHORTCUTS ACROSS THE UNIVERSE - IF YOU MANAGE TO SCALE IT UP, YOU MIGHT MAKE IT WORK - WEAR YOUR SOUL WITH PRIDE - FLYING FREELY IN A WEIGHTLESS SPACE - IT'S ALL FICTION, FROM WHERE, WHY AND HOW THE UNIVERSE ORIGINATED, IT'S ALL UNREAL - THE NUMBERPHILE AND HIS GENIAL MATHEMATICAL MISCALCULATION - A MANUAL FOR EXPLODING STARS - WITNESS OF GOOD - STRONGHEADED WOMEN, A REMINISCENSE FROM THE VIKING ERA - WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR TREASURE FEEL LOVED, SAFE AND PROTECTED, SHE SHINES LIKE A PEARL - THE MYTHS OF REALITY - SING TO THE UNIVERSE - IN MY IMAGINARY, I'VE BEEN ROAMING AROUND THE GLOBE WITHOUT YOU, THIS IS WHAT I SEE - INCAPACITATED HUMAN - THE SINNER'S CRAWL - AN UNWANTED WEATHER FORECAST - USELESS ENCOUNTER - LIKE THE UNIVERSE, MY KITCHEN IS A LOST AND FOUND PLACE - ONCE IN A UNIVERSE TIME - PERIPHERAL VISIONS - THE APOLOGY IS ON ME, BUT THIS KIND OF POWERFUL WONDER HAS TO BE MUTAL AND IT'S MOST CERTAINLY NOT UNDER MY CONTROL, I KNOW THIS IS BRUTAL AND PERHAPS NOT WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR, AFTERALL I DIDN'T MEAN TO SCARE YOUR ALREADY BROKEN SOUL, EVERY LIVING CREATURE NEEDS LOVE - TRICKED ONCE, FOOLED TWICE - BE KIND, WE ARE ALL IDIOTS UNDER THE MOON AND THE SUN - THE EMPOWERED INDIGENOUS CLAN TROOPS OF THE UNIVERSE - THE WOMAN WHO CARED FOR THE LOST SEAGULLS - OF TRIANGLES, CIRCLES AND SQUARES - THE TROUBLEMAKER, THE LAWBREAKER, AND THE RULE MAKERS - QUESTION THE UNIVERSE, ANSWER WITH LOVE - UNBELIVEABLY UNIVERSAL - I'M AN EXOPLANET - THE SEAHAWK IN THE MUD PUDDLE - A TENDENCY FOR EXPLOSIVE LOVE - WELCOME TO OUR INSIGNIFICANT CONVERSATIONS, WE ARE SOCIAL ANIMALS THAT EATS OTHER ANIMALS, WELCOME TO EARTH - THE GREAT SMOKE OUT - QUIET GIRLS HAVE THE LOUDEST MINDS - TALES OF EPHEMERAL LOVE AND TALES OF SUBSTANTIAL LOVE - SENSITIVITY IMPRISONS - THE WATER THAT MOLDED THE ROCKS HAS CREATED A PERFECT RIVER - I'LL HOLD MY BREATH AND COUNT TO HUNDRED AGAIN - BRAVE, BRAVER, BRAVEST - WALKING THROUGH CROSSFIRE - STEAL A STAR FROM THE NIGHT SKY - MAX Q AND OTHER DYNAMIC PRESSURES - IF LIFE, THEN HOPE - FALLING INTO YOUR ATMOSPHERE - THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU MESS WITH THE UNIVERSE - CHAMPIONS FROM OUTER SPACE - I'LL GIVE YOU MY POLYGON HEART - DON'T GO FISHING IN THE PAST - INTO THE BOUNDRIES OF MAN, AND MOVING ON - THE NIGHT IS RIPE - I SURRENDER TO THE MEADOWS, WILDFLOWERS IN ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW, HUMMING BEES, AND THE BRIGHT AND STARRY NIGHT SKY ABOVE; I CAN SMELL IT, I SURRENDER - FROM THE FIRST SPRING FLOWERS, TILL THE LAST AUTUMN LEAVES - MAY ALL THE FLOWERS IN THE UNIVERSE BLOOM FOR YOU - IF ALL BLINDS GO DOWN - SEND IN A STUNT WOMAN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE
*Note: hopefully these titles for science fictional and confessional short texts, will be fully written and available as a collection of short texts in a volume or in some kind of book arrangement available to the public, soon after its completion.
My devotional interest in academic writing
My interest in academic writing is something that I have nutured from the first days I attended my studies in architecture. I guess I am a writing architect, human geographer and photographer. In my studies I unintentionally sought theory courses with assigned writing tasks. Since my career took a late academic turn; when I started my studies in human geography, I was able to follow my passion for academic writing, fully!
Knowledge & photography
One of my core interests in human geography were complex theoretical essays. Not, that I think that this is the way to write academically! I rather started to pounder on how to make academic writing more accessible, by adding metaphors and a more colourful language, inspired by the visual language of photography.
To make knowledge accessible, the author utilizes core pinciples of open science and radical interdisciplinarity. The core aim of open science is to democraticise knowledge and seek to connect unexpected theories (interdisciplinarity). By using a language that is more colourful than what is expected academically, the aim is to make knowledge a page turner and to excite! The next way to make it more intriguing is to add complexity. And, finally, the author has sought to connect theory that brings new insights and novelties, in which the reader becomes passionate about the questions posed. However, the core principles of a visual spatial approach, equals having a holistic perspective on fundamental matters in theory and in life, or to engage in existential matters, the big questions in research and life.
I will argue that knowledge can be colourful, unexpected, visual, spatial, be questioning, be meaningful, funny, and shine like photographies!
Start with the easiest essay! Or, if you prefer complexity...
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