söndag 8 mars 2009

Plastic Logic Reader- The Kindle killer?

Imagine a library with a lot less paper, almost none at all, and at the same time a whole lot more to read... Wouldn't this device be just perfect as a lendable reading tool for e-books, e-mags, e-papers, e-periodicals etc? Why bother with Kindle when you can get something bigger, smoother and and still less heavy and less ugly?


onsdag 4 mars 2009

Art is life - dirty perfection

Don't miss the fabulous Gunilla Klingberg exhibition @Bonniers konsthall. She speaks a language where the mass market place meets the stars, the great ideas.... just like libraries...

In spring 2009, Bonniers Konsthall presents a solo exhibition with Gunilla Klingberg, this year’s guest artist at Bonniers Konsthall. The exhibition will be the first major presentation of Klingberg’s work in Sweden. For the exhibition Klingberg has both created new works and re-developed older pieces in response to the space at the Konsthall - everything from sculptures and installations to wall paintings and projections. Combining pattern images with sculptures and sound pieces, Gunilla Klingberg is perhaps best known for her characteristic patterns of recycled cut-price supermarket logotypes. The modest and mundane logotypes of Sparlivs and Lidl are transformed into seductively beautiful oriental patterns, while the logotype of Spar forms the foundation for a kaleidoscopic animation.

And this is just amazing, pure perfection. Street art rules! (Thanks Åsa for posting about this awesome video)

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

tisdag 3 mars 2009

Blue Metro Line, Monday 8:46 am

I remember when I first saw the news about the death of Olof Palme, I can re-vision it just as if it was yesterday: morning rush, a newspaper headline at Skanstull metro station.... "Olof Palme assassinated"

Yesterday morning: a very special phone call that will be recorded in my memory forever and ever: morning rush, blue metro line, making my way to Kista:

"You have been granted this years Bengt Hjelmqvist Prize".

"Qué? Are you joking?"

Awesome, that's the correct word. Filled with awe. That's as close as it comes to describe my feelings. Awe, in the sense of being overwhelmed and excited, but also somehow frightened. A bit like growing up. Since yesterday I'm an adult in a new, happy... and awesome way...

And this is my first encounter with one of the most respected and trusted of all Swedish librarians: Bengt Hjelmqvist. Who was he? What were his challenges? I have to find out...

And I'm so very grateful for all the warm comments and greetings from collegues and friends.

I wrote it today and I repeat it: You are the greatest!