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Overview

  • 22 References 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Swedish
  • 32, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • Program coordinator for the Game Design-education in Upps...
  • B.A. with a major in Game Design
  • From Halland, Sweden
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

exploring the intersection of game design, technology and learning processes

ABOUT ME

I'm a teacher, programmer, photographer1 and event producer working at the GAME department of Uppsala University.

My personal agenda and practical purpose right now, is to ensure the establishment and growth of a new creative industry on Gotland.

I am also;
A meritocratic citizen of the Internet. (those who do, decides)
A loud unabashedly sex-positive feminist.
A Free software developer and aggressive copyright revisionist.

1 Kara noted in her reference; [...] his camera is always by his side and if you're camera shy, you certainly wont be once you leave :) My cameras and I are inseparable. If you can't stand to be photographed you need another host.

If on the other hand you'd like to sit for me (perhaps you need a new passport / ID / avatar / pres pic?) - please say so in your request. I've got studio space and would love the practice if time permits.

PHILOSOPHY

... writing is an act of ego, and my body of work is already huge.

'nuff said.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I met an Iranian princess whom kindly provided me with a couch for a wedding I had to attend. We got along so well I ended up bringing her as my guest.

We kept in touch, and have been to three weddings together now. :D

Interests

I love driving, running, jumping, climbing trees and kissing while up there.

  • writing
  • architecture
  • design
  • photography
  • running
  • modeling
  • technology
  • rock climbing
  • teaching
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

I do watch a lot of film, but I appreciate all cultural artifacts allowing me to experience, explore and emphathize with perspectives foreign to my own.

I enjoy movies conveying empathy for life's lived differently. Music reflecting my own emotional roller coaster. Comics challenging my preconceptions. Books providing useful insights and experience.

And games that lets me interact with all of the above.

... I also enjoy mindless zombie hordes, meticulously choreographed explosions, hard boiled one liners, pew-pewing space lasers, palpable fear and most anything inducing a physical sensation.

More bass please! :P

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been in love.

That was pretty fucking ninja. :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to improve my photography. Specifically composition, lighting, macro, street photography, portraiture, working with models, landscapes, architecture, abstract, post processing ... erhm. Everything.

There's no network for enthusiasts on the island, so I'm pressing my thumbs and hoping CS might provide.

Are you a strong photographer? Are you a model? Consider bringing your gear and share a couple of shoots with me!

... I have a bunch of equipment too, so you don't have to bring your entire studio. :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Sweden

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