Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

2014/10/14-19 Oslo, Norway

On my second trip to Oslo, my schedule happened to coincide with the third Innovations in Information Infrastructures workshop at the University of Oslo, so I registered.  The Department of Informatics is in Ole-Johan Dahls Hus.

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The building houses its own Art and Computer Science collection, which comes with a catalog.   Here’s Trigger, a 2011 work by Vibeke Jensen where the eyeball follows people moving about.

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The primary reason that I was in Oslo was for the Relating Systems Thinking and Design 3 meeting, over a the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.  In the courtyard at AHO, an new installation was just being put into place.

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Saturday was a free day, so Peter and Patricia and I went over to the Norwegian Folk Museum.  The Gol Stave Church dates back to 1212 A.D., moved to the current site in 1883.

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The Astrup Fearnley Museum, in the temporary wing, has The Rock, a 2014 work by Tori Wranes, hanging near the entrance.

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From the second floor walkway, the movement and sound of The Rock was more apparent.

Walking back through Aker Brygge is a famous “man on stilts” sculpture.  It took a bit of searching to determine that the sculptor was Marit Wiklund, who created “Utferstrang” — which translates as “Wanderlust” in 1989.

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Oslo is a relatively compact city that can be viewed in a few days.  It’s been nice to travel with friends to see the sights.

[See the album of 132 webphotos of Oslo (with a slideshow option)]

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