The why of interdisciplinarity

In the academic year 2017-18, I had the pleasure of being visiting fellow at the Pufendorf Institute at the University of Lund, in the DATA theme. Interdisciplinarity was a recurring topic in the exchanges with members of the theme group and the other visiting scholars. In particular, I had the opportunity of speaking on this … Continue reading The why of interdisciplinarity

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Les competitions de l’ été 2018

A wonderful way to enjoy the places I go... with warmest thanks to the hosting clubs for their hospitality. SwimIn Leiden   And a Swim Run with the Ottawa Triathlon Club and my little brother (first row, left, showing off his brand new garmin).

First Tri!

Sunday 17 June was the big day: the Speedman Triathlon. It was hugely fun is the best way to summarise the event. With a time of 1 hour 30 minutes and 40 seconds, I was quite pleased. As expected the swim was quite fast; I surprised myself by finishing the cycling (22km) 6 minutes faster […]

Energy Transition in the wild: an Excursion to Seestadt

Anna Pillinger, Stefan Lasser, Harrie Mort, Tzu-Min Chang (photo), Anne Beaulieu and participants of the course “Energy and Big Data: Transition and the informational turn in Energy.”  University of Vienna, Summer Term, 2018. On a crisp Friday morning the students of the seminar class “Big Data and Energy: Transition in the Informational Turn in Energy” … Continue reading Energy Transition in the wild: an Excursion to Seestadt

In memoriam Abby Lippman

On Friday 27 April, a memorial was held at Concordia University to honour the life and work of Abby Lippman. While I couldn't attend, I did wear trainers on Friday, with a nod to what was her footwear staple, decades before this became fashionable. Trainers fit her life--Abby liked to run things. Important things. McGill … Continue reading In memoriam Abby Lippman

Pi Day Report

Full of dedication these past weeks, I’ve been doing serious research into the world of Viennese patisserie. My criteria were 1. Delicious-looking, 2. New  and 3. Chocolate. Though for the sake of number 2, I sometimes skipped the 3rd criteria. The photographic evidence demonstrates the diversity attained:   Also discovered, as a result of this exercise: … Continue reading Pi Day Report

The fifth discipline

Given the current trend to include strength and conditioning as the fourth discipline in triathlon (see an article on this part of training for the Dutch national triathlon team in this month's edition of Transition), I've decided to document the overlooked fifth discipline: stuff. Scuba diving is nothing in comparison; triathlon really involves a large … Continue reading The fifth discipline