Forum for science and democracy

At the end of the first half of the academic year 2017 I managed to get involved in one of the more interesting groups at the University of Bergen, namely the Forum for science and democracy. I had already participated on several talks and debates that they had held and had felt that they would work well in recordings as well. I therefor approached the organisers and asked for permission to do the recordings, which they happily agreed to.

The first recording I did was a lecture held by Stefan Collini about universities and accountability, a UK experience. It took some time to get into the editing and adaption, but I got through it and it was published at Vox Publica.

The second recording took an even longer time to edit and get published held 29. August and published 6. December. It was a talk held by Anne Karin Sæther about Oljelandet i klimakampen, the Oil land in the climate struggle. Here the Oil land is of course Norway and she discussed her book, The best Intentions, the Oil land in the climate struggle, where she is. Looking into our cognitive dissonance between our oil exploration and exploitation and our wish to be the world leader in climate change mitigation.

After this I had found my working flow and I managed to record and edit the next two talks and debates within a month, but between the hosting service at the university and the publisher, they haven’t been available online before now.

So during Christmas an interesting debate about scientists role as researcher and/or activists was published, and just after new year the talk Ingrid S. Straume held about her book went online.

Now I await the next talk by Niels Christian Geelmuyden about his book Pillebefinnende 18. January at 15:00 in Christie Café.

A new site, a new start

I have for some time had my own domain, ingjald.no, and for a longer time I have had my blog, blihblableu, on blogspot.com. Now I have upgraded my webpage with a wordpress blog. I hope that I will this more regular than blihblableu.

The blogspot site I started way back when I first moved to Paris to have a way to keep in touch with my friends back in Bergen. So it was in Norwegian. It was named by Ida that is now living in Copenhagen, because my imagination was limited. Then, when I moved back for a year in Bergen, I changed to English to make my blog a bit more accessible to my non-Norwegian friends.

The blihblableu has been mostly focused on my travels, but this blog will be more general. So expect a bit from my travels, a bit from my work, a bit general science, opinions and stuff that I feel to blog about.

Welcome to Roteloftet in Skuteviken.

PS.:   Skuteviken is the part of Bergen where I live now
PPS.: Roteloftet is a reference to Fysikk på Roterommet