Finally the lake – I can’t remember that it’s been the end of June that I made it into the lake for the first time. Matthias Doppler recommended the Du ThÃ©atre next to the opera: excellent food and a great location to hang out and enjoy the breeze from the lake one block away.
A weekend retreat with etoy in La CorbiÃ¨re allows me to live with a community of artists in residence who realize projects in- and outside this villa on the lake of NeuchÃ¢tel. With a plan, you may apply and spend between one week and seven months here – some produce movies, others wrap trees, still others connect soundscapes across the premises of this house and surroundings that includes a private beach, sheep, strawberry fields, and even a soccer championship lounge. What a great spot – thanks to the CFO of etoy who runs this place!
A three day visit took me to Lisbon to work with Stefan Meisiek on a common project about entrepreneuring in areas such as open source software development, business, and arts. We sat all day in his office at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a dynamic university with great folks working there – among others Joao Cunha whom I met at MIT last year. It would be fun to go back on vacation – they say the nightlife rocks and Stefan and Vanessa live in the eye of the storm!
Tomorrow, the newly outfitted cargo-container will be opened for the first time. etoy releases the multi-user sarcophagus for press and friends, followed by a party. Here’s the press release. What it does not say, is that many agents have been spending night after night in the tank building the immersive, giant LED screen inside the MISSION ETERNITY SARCOPHAGUS. Explaining doesn’t do it: come and join us today at 5 p.m. For some pictures turn to the etoy.BLOG.
Inivited by Birgit Renzl, Sebastian Spaeth and I presented our work on knowledge reuse in open source software development at the University of Innsbruch. Innsbruck seems like a great place to live and work, almost as great as Zurich – just to have the last word here… However, the University of Innsbruck’s management and economics department occupies a fantastic building, overlooking the old town, a lawn, and soon, a gelateria!
Thanks to this opportunity, I finally got to know Andrea Hemetsberger, an author I read but never met just because her research in the area of open source comes from a consumer behavior and marketing perspective. A consequence is that we attend completely different conferences year in year out. That should change.
Birgit and Sebastian at the 360Â° Bar
A group of 7, we arrived in Monforte d’Alba today: sunny and around 15Â°C. We could not resist and use the pool. With access to a wireless network I can check on some urgent work and use voip to call home. What a great getaway.