Entries by olle

Musical Monday #1: Musical storytelling, part 1

This Monday: songs that tell a sad or dramatic story. The tragic love between an egyptologist and a mummy “Love as a game of power, with one loser and one winner, and the entanglement of tenderness and cruelty. But yet: the one forsaken find her happiness in her delusion. Her martyrdom is her pride.” (Josh Ritter: […]

The world keeps existing

I read this line by Sylvia Plath, and felt that I had to disagree: ”I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.” It’s a wonder of a healthy brain – i.e. a brain which is neither affected by illness or stress, nor under the […]

Birgittadagen, sen eftermiddag

spetsar ögonlocken på solens sista strålar minnen fladdrar i en rödgul gardin runt omkring har hösten ägt rum i stillhet en bölja av guld frusen mot brynen ett kar av blod tippat över molnen snart kan det sägas snart kan det skrivas MORS: QUO SERIOR AMARIOR snart var det sagt snart var det skrivet må de döda välsigna mig med sin värdighet   Tåget Göteborg–Eskilstuna den 8 oktober. Släpljus […]

The love poetry of Matthew Ryan

Summer is slowly fading away out there in the neglected reality while I’m busy putting abstractions together with the help of a keyboard and a cup of Twinings Earl Grey. To keep me motivated, or something like this, I’m listening to some albums by Matthew Ryan. You can say that many of his songs are not […]

Solna, 15 Juni 2017

It was great to meet you, this warm June day in Stockholm! Below, you will find my PPt slides as well as some links which may be useful. Good luck with your summer projects. As I said: feel free to email me for feedback on your PPt slides or poster design. O. olle@bergman.com se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en @torbern instagram.com/generalblom My slides 2017-06-15_SoFoSk A […]

Łódź, 8 Juni 2017

Cześć! It was great meeting you all at the Innovation Forum event University and Industry: we speak different languages but say the same thing. Please feel free to get in touch for questions and suggestions – I believe that Poland has a very strong future in science and tech due to your amazing human resources. /Best, […]

Copenhagen, April 19, 2017

Hi guys, Some really busy weeks have passed since we met; I apologize for my tardiness. Anyway, I had a great day in Copenhagen! Below you will find the lecture slides in pdf format as well as a motley but useful collection of links . Feel free to get in touch if you’re preparing a […]

Stockholm 18 april 2017

Tack för en trevlig eftermiddag i Stockholm! Thanks for a great morning in Stockholm! Below, you’ll find the the slides from our workshop together with some useful links. Good luck with your communication and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have reflections or questions. Olle B. olle@bergman.com 070-888 55 41 My slides kth_17_april_2017 […]

Lamenting the wordiness of learned people (Crastina Column, April 2017)

Being the project leader for Crastina, I introduced  the theme of April & May – ”short & punchy” – with this column. Its main message can be summarised by paraphrasing Coleridge: “Text, text, everywhere, Nor any message to get.”  Exhibit A: The Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, hugely impacted the world since the 7th century BC. And yet it […]