Show me your joystick

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What transports you most effectively into the game universe: the ergonomically designed super joypad with twenty buttons? The invisible technology of Kinect? Or IS it the oldskool Slik Stik from the 80s that DESTROYED your arms?

Grab a copy of this months Ekko Magazine. I have written an essay about my personal travels through the landscapes of the controller.

The article is print only. Here is the overview of the magazine this month: Ekko nr. 62

Music geeks with wings

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I attended this year’s Red Bull Music Academy in New York. An awesome week. This year’s Danish participiant was the young jazz musician August Rosenbaum. I wrote this article for the music magazine Gaffa on Red Bull Music Academy’s involvement with musicians worldwide – and how they have turned themselves into a seal of approval: Musiknørder med vinger.

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The superhero with the pacemaker

Oh yeah.

Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, turns 90 – shortly after getting a pacemaker. Stan Lee has assured his fans worldwide that he has had an electronic device implanted to make sure that he can live another 90 years.

I wrote an article on b.dk about the humurous guy: Superhelten med pacemakeren.

The playful festival of the future

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Not many years ago, the ideas spawning at a festival like Boom, which is held every second year under the scorching sun in Portugal, would be too hippie-esque for the mainstream audience. Not so much anymore, where everything is about sustainaiblity, ecology, leave-no-trace and maker culture. Big commercial festivals like Roskilde Festival look to Boom for inspiration.

I wrote an article about the otherworldly time-distorting scorcher of a festival. It starts out like this:
“Scorpions. I don’t ususally think about those creatures on my way to a festival. But I do on my way to Boom. Scorpions and heat”. You can read the entire article in Danish published on Rejseliv.dk here:Prisbelønnet økofestival i Portugal. ““The grandest hippie dreams of a new and more harmonic life on planet earth didn’t die out with the 60s. They are alive and well on the festival Boom in Portugal“.

Playfulness abound. You could watch this guy for hours:

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More playfulness and so much room. How about a kaleidoscopic adventure inside af big fish?

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The star dj, the turntablist and the mobile dj

I could have interviewed these guys for hours. Three very different dj’s saying some really interesting stuff about their work, their skills and their very different focus – from three very different corners of the dj culture.

Article on AOK.dk: Stjerne-dj’en, hiphop-dj’en og røvballe-dj’en.

How long will you survive when the zombies arrive?

Someone has made an app that will predict exactly how long you will survive if when your own hood is attacked by zombies. Using google maps. So it’s REAL. It’s pretty crude, graphically, but the idea rocks, of course. I have written an article on Zombie Outbreak Simulator on b.dk – you can read it right here.

Nordic Game: Denmark wins with Axe in Face and Limbo

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Axe in Face! Such a slammer of a game title. Such a a fun game. And a winner! At this year’s Nordic Game, Denmark won Best Nordic Game (with Limbo) and Best Nordic Handheld Game (with Axe in Face). I have written an article on this year’s award show and spoken with the 25-year-old developer of Axe in Face: Nordens bedste spil er dansk.

What is a pixel crush?

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I wrote an article in the newspaper Berlingske about pixel crushes, digital charm and virtual love after realizing that I completely lost interest in playing Yakuza 4 when the extremely hot and interesting Shun wasn’t the main character anymore (as he was through the first part of the game).

You can read the article – “Your dream guy is digital” – in Danish here: Din drømmemand er digital