CV

Academic


I've been employed by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 2005 on the following projects:
  • Feb 2016 - present: University lecturer at Dept. of Music, NTNU (part time)
  • Aug 2011 - present: Phd candidate at Dept. of Music
  • Oct 2010 - May 2012: Curator of permanent computer history museum exhibition, Dept. of Computer and Information Science, NTNU.  
  • Jan 2009 - Aug 2011: Reseracher at Information Department, writing Turbulens og Tankekraft - Historien om NTNU with Thomas Brandt (anniversary history).
  • Jan 2007 - Jan 2009: Researcher at  Dept. of Computer and Information Science, writing the monograph Verktøy og Vitenskap - Datahistorien ved NTNU.
  • May 2008: Reseracher at Dept. of Chemistry (historical project) 
  • 2007 - 2010: Part time lecturer Dept. of Music (Musicology)
  • Dec 2006 - Jan 2007: Researcher at Dept. of Chemistry (historical project)
  • 2006: part time lecturer at Dept. of Music (Music Technology)
  • Dec 2005 - Dec 2006: Research Assistant at Dept. of Computer and Information Science, working with the computer history collection
  • 2005: Research Assistant for Roland Wittje in writing the report Universitetshistoriske samlinger ved NTNU, Forum for the History of Knowledge. 

    Publications

    See publication list. See also Cristin (Norwegian publication database).

    Conference papers

    • June 18th 2013: The Sun as Conductor. Interactivity and Aesthetics in Ode to Light, a sound sculpture from 1968. EMS Lisbon, June 17-21 2013. 
    • 19. october 2011: Ode til lyset - en tidlig interaktiv lydinstallasjon. Musikkteknologidagene 2011, NTNU. 
    • 14. oktober 2010: Presentation of Turbulens og Tankekraft - NTNUs historie, The NTNU jubilee history book. Den tredje nasjonale konferanse i vitenskapshistorie, Trondheim. With Thomas Brandt. My contribution: "Challenges of writing university history in Trondheim".
    • 19-21. July 2008: Trondheim or Kristiania? An early 20th century debate on the education of industrial chemists in Norway. 6th meeting in STEP (Sience and Technology in the European Periphery), Istanbul, Turkey. With Annette Lykknes.
    • Annette Lykknes and Ola Nordal: Trondheim eller Oslo? Kontroversen om retten til å utdanne kjemikere på 1920-tallet. Det 18. landsmøte i kjemi, Faggruppen for kjemiens historie, Norsk Kjemisk Selskap, Lillestrøm, 16.10.2007 - 18.10.2007 (in absentia)
    • Annette Lykknes and Ola Nordal: Trondheim or Oslo? Territories in early 20th century chemistry education in Norway. 6th International Conference on the History of Chemistry, Leuven, 28.08.2008-01.09.2007 (in absentia)
    • 21-23. August 2007: A tool or a science? The history of computing at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology. History of Nordic Computing - HINC2, Turku Centre for Computer Science, Finland
    • 21. September 2006: The Computer as Scientific Instrument in the 1960s and 1970s. First Tensions of Europe Summer School, Bordeaux, France
    • 12. September 2006: GIER - A Computer Revolution in a Wardrobe. The Birth of Digital Computing at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1962. XXV Scientific Instrument Symposium, Collegium Maius, Jagiellonian University Museum, Cracow, Poland.

     

    Oral presentations

    • 4. may 2012: Light and Shadow in the Sounds of Arne Nordheim. Mediation - Aesthetics and Politics, PHD seminar, New York.  
    • 27. oktober 2011: Turbulens og tankekraft - Historien om NTNU. Trondheim Guideforening. 
    • 28. februar 2011: Fra en kalkulator i et klesskap til superdatamaskiner på hvert et fang - NTNUs datahistorie. Sverresborg folkemuseum
    • 7. februar 2011: "Gjennom motgang til stjernene" - Historien om NTNU. Heimdal Rotary
    • 13. desember 2010: "Fremad!" Trondhjem Tekniske Læreanstalts historie. Trondheim polytekniske forening.
    • 27. september 2010: Kunnskapsbyen Trondheim 250 år. Nasjonalt studieveilederseminar 2010.
    • 15. september 2010: For 100 år siden. Åpen dag, NTNU.
    • 14. september 2010: Turbulens og tankekraft. NTNUs historie. Boklansering. With Thomas Brandt.
    • 13. september 2010: Verktøy og vitenskap. Datahistorien ved NTNU. Boklansering.
    • 7. september 2010: Universitetet som skapte det moderne Norge. Kunnskapsbyen, Dokkhuset. Sammen med Richard Ligård. (Filmet 9. desember 2010: Del 1/Del 2. Finnes også på iTunes U)
    • 24. juni 2010: NTNUs historie. Trondheim Senterpartis sommerfest.
    • 23. april 2010: Verktøy og vitenskap. Glimt fra NTNUs datahistorie. IT-avdelingen, NTNU.
    • 26. oktober 2009: Teknologihistoriske klenodier ved NTNU. NTNU Informasjonsavdelingen (.pdf)
    • 9. oktober 2009: Verktøy og vitenskap. Glimt fra NTNUs datahistorie. IDI seminar 2009.
    • 18. mai 2009: En kort innføring i Wordpress. NTNU Informasjonsavdelingen. (.ppt/.key)
    • 4. June 2008: Play that machine! Art, fun and IT - from the historians chronicles. ITovation, 2.0 Seminar Series, NTNU
    • 8. December 2006: "Matematikkmaskinene vinner frem i Norge" - Glimt fra NTNUs datahistorie, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU
    • 6. November 2006: "Det dreide seg om å regne" - Glimt fra datahistorien ved NTNU, Forum for the History of Knowledge, NTNU

    Teaching (go here)

      Memberships


        Education

        Post-grad

        • 2012: ESTET8860: Aesthetic Theory 
        • 2011: KULT8851: Theory of Science
        • 2006: RFEL8093: Episodes from the History of Science
        University degrees
        • 2003 - 2005: Master of Arts at Department of History and Classical Studies, NTNU. Thesis: Akustisk Laboratorium ved NTH/SINTEF. Oppbyggingen av anvendt akustisk forskning i Norge 1948 - 1965. Advisor: Håkon With Andersen.
        • 1999 - 2003: Cand.Mag. in histrory, musicology and music technology, NTNU

        Pre-university

        • 1996 - 1999: Musikklinje, Tranberg Videregående Skole, Gjøvik
        • 1995 - 1996: Allmennfag, Dokka Videregående Skole, Dokka
        • 1986 - 1995: Torpa Barne og Ungdomsskole, Torpa

        Pre-school

        • 1985 - 1986: Førskole/6-årsklubb, Torpa Barne og Ungdomsskole, Torpa
        • 1983 - 1986: Mariringen Barnehage, Aust-Torpa
        • 1982: Skytterhuset Barnehage, Nord-Torpa

        Artistic


        Main instrument: Electric guitar (pop, rock, basic jazz, basic classical)
        Main softwares: Logic Pro, Max/MSP/Jitter
         

        Bands

        • 2011 -> Ola & Ola
        • 2011 -> Djevelens orkester
        • 2010 -> Solo project
        • 2004 - 2010: Ningun Extremo (Electronic Rock - Trondheim)
        • 2003 - 2004: In Strickt Tempo (Synth pop - Trondheim)
        • 2002 - 2004: Godiva (Pop - Trondheim)
        • 2001 - 2002: Stigma (Metal - Trondheim)
        • 1999 - 2000: Unnamed prog-rock band with Ole Petter Berg. Very unproductive band, but ends later up as Godiva.
        • 1999: Respons Ten Sing, Popcorn Ten Sing - Gjøvik/Hov
        • 1998 - 1999: My Friend the Gnomen/Burn Rich Late (Motorpsychoish Rock - Gjøvik) - After my departure for Trondheim to be known as PolyJester. Fun fact: Burn Rich Late was a pun on the surname of Ingrid Olava Brænd Eriksen, a fellow classmate that we admired tremendously!
        • approx 1996 - 1997: Lack Of Talent (Punk - Gjøvik) - Best band name so far!
        • approx 1996: Some obscure and unnamed black metal band in Gjøvik. No churches burned.
        • approx 1995 - 1996: Sonic Temple/Sonic Svada (Pop/Rock - Torpa/Dokka)
        • approx 1994 - 1995: Bad Breath (Metal - Torpa/Dokka)
        • 1993: Torpa Ten Sin

          Sound

          • March 2009: Composer and musician for the play "Den Innbudne" by LÅT, staged in a private appartment i Trondheim.
          • October 2008: Music for commercial: Go123 Diet Smoothie.
          • February 2007: Started Studio Total along with Magnus Ressem, Øystein Borgen and Tommy Dahlen. (Closed already in November 2007 and sadly never reopened)
          • 23th and 24th of February 2007: Sound and light design and engineering on the play "Essence of Norway" by LÅT, Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim.
          • December 2006: Produced demo for Ningun Extremo
          • 2005: Sound designer and engineer on the play "Gressenken" by LÅT, Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim
          • 2003: Sound designer and engineer on the play "Vrengt" by LÅT, Teaterhuset Avant Garden/ISAK, Trondheim
          • 2002 - 2003: Approx 10 demos produced during Music Technology studies, NTNU
          • Since 2002 -- Various minor sound designer and engineering jobs for amateur theatre group LÅT, Trondheim
          • UKA 2001: Myggslusk, Revyen
          • UKA 1999: UKA-funk, FK

            Programming (Max/MSP/Jitter) - see also "Artistic projects"

            • 2010: Objekt / Prosjekt. Interactive touch screen Jitter installation, shown at NTNU Anniversary Party, 15th-16th of September 2010.
            • 2007: Etterklang. Hands on experiment table at exhibition. March-September 2007 on Vitenskapsmuseet/FAROS. Full patch design and programming.
            • 2006: Anna-Karin Stjerløfs Echo, Trondheim Kunstmuseum. Basic patch design and additional programming.
            • 2003 - 2004: Susanne Rasmussens Interaktiv tredemølle/ Projekt Move. Shown at 3T Midtbyen and Trondheim Matchmaking 2004. Full patch design and programming.
            • 2003: Trine Elisabeth Eidsmos eMotions. Shown at Trondheim Matchmaking 2004, Trøndelagsutstillingen 2004 and more. Bought by Trondheim Kommune. Basic patch idea and additional programming.

            Photography

            • 2009-2010: Freelance photographer for Icon Muisc Magazine.
            • 2006-2007: Freelance photographer for Monster Magazine (today: Norway Rock Magazine).
            • 2006-2008: Photographer for TEKS at Trondheim Matchmaking, festival for electronic art
            • 2000-2001: Photographer and journalist, student newspaper Zenter, Trondheim

            Other


            Employed at Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre (TEKS) from August to October 2005, assisting in arranging Trondheim Matchmaking 2005, a festival for electronic art.

             Languages

            • Norwegian: Mother tongue
            • English: Almost fluent
            • Broken english: Perfect
            • German: Enough to know what Rammstein sings about.
            • French: Less than I should

              Courses

              • 2013: Practical pedagogy, NTNU
              • 2005: Making Sense IV, Atlier Nord, Oslo. Max/MSP/Jitter
              • 2004: Frame Maker II, NTNU
              • 2003: LAOS - teaching assistant course, NTNU

                Various experience

                • 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005: Guide and care taker, Lands Museum, Dokka
                • 2000, 2001: Electronic and mechanical assembly of pasient lifts at Molift, Gjøvik
                • 1996, 1999: Logging, Torpeskogen
                • Worked briefly for Addecco as part time cleaning assistant in different elementary schools in Trondheim during my student years. 

                IT


                    Software

                    • OS: Mac OS X (main), Win XP, Vista/7 (fair), Linux Fedora, CentOS (fair)
                    • Audio DAW: Logic Studio (advanced), ProTools, Cubase
                    • Audio: Reason
                    • Audio/video/control: Max/MSP/Jitter (advanced), PD, jMax
                    • Audio programming: Csound (basic)
                    • Micro-controller: Arduino (basic)
                    • Desktop publishing/design: FrameMaker (fair)
                    • Photo/design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (fair), Flash (basic)
                    • Photo/database: Adobe Lightroom (advanced) / Canto Cumulus (fair)
                    • Video: Final Cut, Premiere, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker (basic)
                    • Database: FileMaker (basic)
                    • Archive database: Asta 5 (fair)
                    • Reference management: EndNote (advanced), Mendeley Desktop (fair), Zotero (basic)
                    • Note taking: Evernote
                    • Document management: DEVONthink
                    • Mindmapping: MindManager
                    • Web: HTML (fair) / PHP (basic)
                    • CMS: Wordpress (advanced) / Liferay (fair)
                    • Office: MS Office / Apple iWork / Mozilla stuff / Google stuff / Dropbox

                    Web - active

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