I went to a lesson of contact improvisation by Kahbam and Loby Lam. Contact improvisation is a form of improvised dancing that focuses on body awareness, sharing touch, weight, body contact, and movement. The workshop took place in Prismare in Enschede. The group was not big. There were eight of us altogether, mostly international people … Continue reading I feel like swimming through the air
Lately, I have been feeling dissatisfied. Restless. Anxious. Worried. Worn. I feel like I am sitting in a pressure cooker. Yet I am unsure where the pressure comes from. Yes, I have a Master's graduation project to do, but I am a clever girl, I should manage just fine. I have a company to collaborate … Continue reading From worries to motivations
My Slush certificate came in. It states that I did good in my volunteer position. While I agree with them that I was, indeed, excellent and maybe even surpassed my capabilities as a member of the Drivers team, I do feel that I should mention some things in regard to Slush and volunteering there in … Continue reading Driving in Slush
Last night I woke up to a car alarm. It took me a while to realise that the noise I heard through my deep sleep was indeed a car alarm. As a fellow car owner myself, I know that car alarms usually have a reason to go off (unless we are talking about *my* car … Continue reading Who you gonna call? Night Watchers.
According to the paper "The Familiar Stranger: Anxiety, Comfort, and Play in Public Spaces" by Eric Paulos and Elizabeth Goodman , Familiar Strangers are people we regularly encounter during our daily activities in public spaces, yet never interact with directly. They are people who wait alongside us at the bus station, do their groceries the … Continue reading Are Familiar Strangers Becoming an Endangered Species?
A metal bird makes one last turnas the final rays of a setting starglance over its wingsdisappearing into the soft milkinessas light as a lovers’ first kissleaving behind a glowing belt of pink. The night has arrived.And so have I.
I had one of the best and most relaxing hackathon experiences yesterday at EIT Alumni Startup Days X Women@EIT. Together with the amazing Mohit Ahuja and Leire Carreras Orobengoa we tackled the case of online shopping and badly fitting clothes provided by the awesome sustainability-oriented company Afound. We came up with a novel idea of … Continue reading EIT Alumni Startup Days x Women@EIT
An understandable explanation Figure 1. Examples of screens. Screens surround us everywhere. There is the TV screen, the computer monitor, the annoying moving advertisement that takes up the whole wall of the building right next to the bus stop, and the part that we poke daily on our smartphones. But what is a tactile screen? Well, the … Continue reading What is a tactile screen?
When I started my Master's, I basically saw it as a way to live abroad for a while, experience new cultures, and meet new people. It has been all that and much more! I have gained a huge amount of knowledge from a variety of different topics ranging from human-computer interaction to user research to … Continue reading Hogwarts on Earth
I had the opportunity to translate a poem for one of my projects (FireFlies). To be fair, we formulated the project in a way that created this opportunity. I adore writing little rhymes and poems myself and wished to try translating the work of others. The only obstacle was that the original poem was in … Continue reading Translating a poem from a language I do not speak