Oct 21, 2010

GeekPhysical Goes Nuclear

This past weekend we had a blast! Luckily, not nuclear. To explain the lapse in updates, we've been in Australia! For all of September and a bit of October. So here we are, back and in business, fresh off a weekend of whirlwind tours.

Copenhagen came alive for Culture night 2010, opening all its museums and galleries and shops to the public for exploration; we visited the beautiful Geological museum and the Post and Tele museum, both with fantastic exhibits. The Post and Tele museum had a brand new installation, much of which was interactive and yet nostalgic, great design and we had a great time. Next morning was a quick trip to Stockholm to visit Kirstine Roepstorff's installation, Silent Theatre (Stille Teater) at the Bonniers Art Gallery. It's a fabulous installation telling a story through a giant moving set of picture frames, each illuminated to tell a different part of the story. You can catch some of the movie here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OMhsri8dcg. We've got the Swedish version up on Flickr.

We were also able to visit a very special event thanks to our friend, Anders Mellbratt - http://anders.mellbratt.se/ (great portfolio, be sure to check it out!) which was a visit to the underground parts of stockholm. Our highlights were visiting the Bahnof server center (a truly James Bond inspired office/server house) and the nuclear weapons plant of Stockholm - also impressive, and a bit scary! We were lucky enough to have time to dash into the great Vasa museum, home to one of the greatest Swedish warships ever built, which sadly sank a few minutes after its launch. Three hundred years later, they pulled up the ship, piece by piece and put it back together in the museum. The Vasa museum is one of the very best museums I've ever visited, with many installations both digital and not, that were spectacular at communicating and paying true homage to the great story of the Vasa. Check out some of the great photos on Flickr.

Oct 6, 2010

Sparkfun Visits Denmark!

Unfortunately, it was while GeekPhysical was off in Australia BUT - nonetheless, several members of the fantastic crew of Sparkfun electronics did get a chance to visit with illutron, Copenhagen Suborbitals, Labitat and 1Scale1 this past month!

Sparkfun discusses their trip here http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/news.php?id=447 where they say "Our goal for the trip to Copenhagen was to capture Kristian and Peter from Copenhagen Suborbitals for a photo shoot plus a video. Little did we know the trip would turn into so much more!"

Sparkfun onboard illutronSparkfun onboard illutron, image from Sparkfun photographers

We're so glad you had a good trip Sparkfun - and thanks for coming to visit! Sparkfun got to tour the illutron barge and participate in a hacking/geeking/creating night onboard the barge and meet some of Denmark's fantastic nerds. Next up was a visit to Labitat, Copenhagen's hackerspace! They also made it across the pond to Sweden and met with David Cuartielles and the crew of 1Scale1. Finally, they met Peter and Kristian from Copenhagen Suborbitals and got to do their photoshoot!

It's wonderful being part of all these organizations and even better when our passion for geeking is a shared by people from around the world.

Thanks so much for making the trip - can't wait to meet up with you guys again!

See Sparkfun's Flickr stream here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparkfun/4990509624/