First: Here is a presentation of the project (download pdf) Secondly: We are holding an open meeting in Oslo on June 14th 17:30 at Mariboes gate 8. You are invited to come for the recent news and to ask any question you like. We will cover everything from updates on the various parts of the project, when we accept applications, how the training will be done, what to expect as a student, progress on funding... Read more!
My son Jonatan came home one day from kindergarden and asked “Daddy, do you believe in reality?” That sparked an interesting mind-popping session where we talked about the nature of reality, cosmology, quantum mechanics and free will. This was 10 years ago and he was 5. Jonatan has continued to challenge me and teach me. I decided to put together my latest creative works into a video. Jonatan, this is for you. And then I... Read more!
Let’s review the game we all call life. Brendan’s brainchild, the simplicity is striking as usual. This time I did a video blog post on the book release. It includes some philosophy and quantum mechanics just to spice it up. As usual, you will find it in the OnePageBooks section. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2019/04/Game.html Read more!
I got the exciting opportunity to travel to Somaliland to see if a dream project could be brought to fruition. The whole adventure is played out in almost real time through a Youtube video blog. You find the 15 videos capturing the adventure below the project description. Subscribe to this web site to follow the progress as I put up more blog posts regarding this project. THE PROJECT Educating young talents to become software developers... Read more!
Got hooked on PsyTrance. And with the publicly available NASA archives, I went on a splurge. It took a few tries and mixing before I got it right. So here you have the final cut, the “Sparrow Mix” of “The Eagle Has Landed”: Want to inspire me to make more music? Add a comment below :-) Link to this post: https://isene.org/2019/04/Eagle.html Read more!
It’s been a few years since I created music. I decided to get into the creative mode again and here it is - “To the Castle”. Inspired by fantasy movies and the Amar Role-Playing Game. Every other week I am hosting a Role-Playing session for eight inspirational youngsters. It’s great fun and it opens up some interesting creative paths. Like the urge to create some music. Enjoy :) Link to this post: https://isene.org/2019/03/Castle.html Read more!
While I believe man-made climate change poses the most immediate existential threat to Mankind, I think there is a more fundamental long term threat. A threat that could ultimately wipe us out. It could be summed up as “lack of excitement” - or as our relentless quest for improvement and safety - our effort to continually make everything better, more automated, more comfortable, less risky… and safer. With the new wave of robotics and artificial... Read more!
At the tail end of my interview on Annmarie Bhola’s podcast, she asked me about my views on global warming. We had an interesting exchange that turned out as a podcast in its own right. We decided it would be a nice joint venture to present this interview on Geir’s Everything. So here you go - my views on man-made climate change in a podcast. Link to transcribed video Link to this post: https://isene.org/2019/02/Podcast-GlobalWarming.html Read more!
I had the great pleasure talking to the wonderful Annmarie Bhola. Her combination of empathy and intelligence stands out. We had a cool session that is relevant way beyond the headline. In addition to covering some of the points from my earlier podcast (Women will be last to be replaced by robots and AI), we covered fatherhood and men’s future job situations. Go check it out here :-) Link to this post: https://isene.org/2019/02/RelevantMen.html Read more!
In RPGs and generally in life - improvisation is an invaluable skill that will help you in countless situations. But how do you balance improvisation, planning and the role-playing game system itself? What is the benefits of planning, and when do you simply “wing it”? How do you get better at improvising? At planning? At being a good Game Master for a Role-Playing Game? Doing this podcast while down with the flu, voice a bit... Read more!
Is there any meaning, any purpose to life? What is the true path? Religion? Science? The arts, sports, parenting, helping others, yourself, collecting stuff, happiness, action, inaction or something entirely different? What on Earth - or elsewhere - could be the meaning of all this? In this podcast I cover what the meaning of life could be. I also cover your one, main asset as a human being - your ability to inspire meaning in... Read more!
When you read about mental training, you may learn some mental gymnastics tricks to help you focus. But often the very basic skill of being here and now is skipped. And if training to be here and now is covered, it usually involves doing something to ensure you don’t drift away. …to some imaginary paradise, what you had for dinner yesterday, the sex last night or to some problems at work. There is a way... Read more!