Museum: Russian State Museum of Artic and Antarctic (St. Petersburg) Russia and the Soviet Union have a long history of exploration in the Arctic and Antarctic. I visited the Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic in St. Petersburg, and while the Artic section is bigger and better, there’s some Continue Reading
This weekend, I was at the larp and roleplaying conference Knudepunkt in Denmark. The conference has a heavy focus on larp design, which often boils down to interaction design. It was interesting to see how the tools we have developed to make larp could also be used to design conference Continue Reading
Turkmenistan looks like something from another planet. Or more precisely, from a science fiction movie. Here’s a few buildings in Ashgabat. Note the consistent architectural style, common to many fictional space civilizations: A view from the spaceport parking area. The “Golden Eye” defense system is ready to blast hostile spacecraft. Continue Reading
(Copyright: an unknown El Al security person) I was traveling from Helsinki, Finland to Tel Aviv, Israel in August 2012. I was going to participate in a Palestinian larp, the first of its kind. Prior to this, I had no involvement with anything related to Palestine or Israel. The possibility Continue Reading
(Photo: Juhana Pettersson, 2012) Antarctica is a brand of beer available at least in Argentina and Brazil. I got a can from a small supermarket on the island of Ilha Grande, close to Rio de Janeiro. There was a tiny hole in the side of the can, spraying an almost Continue Reading
(Photo: Juhana Pettersson) An overturned barrel of what I’m sure is 100% non-radioactive sludge at the abandoned Jupiter factory in the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation. Would you stick your finger into this?
(Photo: Juhana & Maria Pettersson) A view of the Sarcophagus constructed over the no. 4 reactor at Chernobyl, taken from the rooftop of a sixteen-story building in Pripyat.
You’ll be interested to know that the penguins are queuing into a restaurant. Note the antennae:
Gothic styles are in fashion at Cimetiere Montmartre in Paris this January:
This is a circus in a suburb of Paris this January. It huddled in the shadow of concrete apartment blocks, a long, treacherous walk from the obscure train station. Note the caravan in the darkness on the right. I don’t envy the circus people who live there in the cold. Continue Reading