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Interview with Transform! Italia


Click on the faximilie to go to the Transform! Italia website (in italian)

The growth of Rødt (The Red Party) in the latest Norwegian general election has not gone unnoticed internationally. I was recently interviewed by the Italian left magazine Transform! Italia about the party, its strategy of growth and the political situation. As the interview is published in italian, I will present the english version below.

Gramsci and Lenin

As I have briefly touched upon previously there has been some disagreement on the ideological relationship between Lenin and Gramsci. I believe this mainly has two reasons.

Citizen Engineer: From Building to Bildung

I rarely, but sometimes publish things related to my work on this blog. Let this be one of those occasions.

Last year I did a small research project a bit on the side on the motivation of engineering students and how that can be used to promote Bildung oriented education. The results were presented at a couple of conferences. One presentation was at NTNUs Webinar festival, where the presentation has been put up on Youtube, embedded below:

A sad day in the fight against antisemitism


The suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour party is undermining the fight against antisemitism.

The discussion around antisemitisme in the UK Labour party has been long, but to sum it up in the following conclusion should be relatively uncontroversial:

Lewin's equation - expanded

A physicists reading of an equation in social psychology.

I recently came across a discussion about Lewin's equation. In short it is an equation [1] within social psychology used to describe people's behaviour,

B = f(P, E) (1)

where B is a person's behavior, P is the person and E is the environment.

Bildung, intellectuals and experts

Originally posted on The Gramsci Blog: https://thegramsciblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/bildung-intellectuals-an...

Gramsci is known for the quote “everybody is an intellectual”. By this he naturally does not imply that everybody has the role in society as an intellectual, but simply that there are some subjects about which everybody has an opinion.

The Adventures of Martin Luther


As the sad news that Monty Pythons Terry Jones had passed away came today, it is a good opportunity to share a bit of Pyhon curiosa.

Back before VSH or later video thechnology was cheap and available to most, very often books, comic books or even LP's of television or cinema sucesses vere published for those who wanted to own and relive their audiovisual experience.

The naïveté of Academia


Click faximily to go to text. The English language version of this piece: http://venstresida.net/?q=node/4028

Published at sciencenorway.no 6.01.20