Great minds

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They say “great minds think alike”. In my opinion, great minds do not always share the same opinions, doubtless the fact that they really think. Last week at the Ubi Summer Schoolin Oulu felt like a marathon of brains or an olympic training of our brain cells. Exhilarating, but exhausting! Which is why on Friday we were “flying on fumes” and on Saturday, after the final exam and the workshop presentations, we were crashing free, crying “mayday mayday!”

I don’t remember the last time I’ve worked so hard and intensively with such a great people. 8hrs a day, six days in a row. Every day we had a lecture in the morning, group work after and during lunch and presentations after that. The multidisciplinary of the people in our group was, in my opinion, a great asset to share knowledge and also question our theories and facts.

In the picture slideshow above I’ve included only few of the presentations from Saturday. Workshop D created a system that detects a person entering a room, which led the coffee maker to initialize coffee making. The other pictures are from our group, Workshop E, which was divided in three small working groups. Usually I’m observing and documenting everything through the lens of my camera, but this time I only has a small Canon Ixus with me and most of the time I gladly forgot it in my bag and concentrated in absorbing as much information as possible. My notebook is full with ideas!

Lastly, I’d like to give a special thanks to our  workshops professor Isabella Fortunati for the support, guiding and inspiring persona. Also I’d like to thank Johanna Ylipulli, Mika Oja and Jon Back from my working group. We rocked! *insert MC Hammer tune here*

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