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Creative Misfit

Airport security technologies

Published on May 15th, 2009



Whenever you travel by plane you always go through a series of elaborate security checks in the airport. But what is at stake here? Why do you need to take of your shoes and hand over your water bottle? And does it actually make you safe?

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Overview of High school, university papers and projects

Published on October 5th, 2008


Campus seen from above. Photo: Erik W. Olsson

During my time in high school I wrote a ton of assignments, however, only a select few deserve public access.

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BA project: Cognition, Semiotics and Fashion

Published on June 5th, 2008


How does the mind process the perceptions of clothes and fashion? 

This paper outlines Rolands Barthes early semiologic inspired theory of fashion and discusses how this theory can be revised to fit later cognitive theories of language and semiotics.

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Written exam: Metaphors in human cognition

Published on January 17th, 2008


A lonely tree in Norway

Since the publication of ‘Metaphors We Live By’, by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson in 1980, the theory of conceptual metaphors and image schemes has received quite a lot of attention. Although the theory has also been subject to severe criticism, the cognitive linguistic tradition has grown into a field of its own.

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Written exam: Photography and reality

Published on June 1st, 2007



This paper discusses the use of digital manipulation in fashion photography and how this is changing our general perception of photos in general. Read more.




Published on February 5th, 2007


Lassegruppen anno 2006

Lassegruppen was a study group at the department of Information Studies (at the University of Aarhus), collaborating on exam papers from October 2005 through April 2007.

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Written exam: Body and clothing

Published on January 14th, 2007



This paper examines the move from a Cartesian distinction between body and mind to a phenomenological body in-the-world.  Henceforth, it discusses how clothing in many ways became an integral part of our body, since covering the body is the rule, since public nudity is considered unappropriate .

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Written exam: Out of the iron cage (OA)

Published on January 5th, 2007



This paper describes the movement from Max Webers verstehen sociology, to Bruno Latour’s and John Law’s actor-network theory.

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Written exam: Versus (communication)

Published on June 14th, 2006


Front page illustration

How does a phone conversation actually work? This is the central question in this exam project.

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Exam project: e-mail log analyzer (ProSys)

Published on May 5th, 2006



In our second semester course on programming and systems development we were allowed to choose between three exam questions. We chose the question titled “data-mining and visualization”.

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Written exam: Novozymes

Published on January 19th, 2006



Why is Novozymes the market leader in industrial enzymes and how can they sustain their competitive advantage?

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Essay: The Digital Tightrope

Published on May 19th, 2005



The Digital Tightrope (‘Den Digital Linedans’) is the title of this essay. I wrote it as my last ordinary assignment in Danish, during my last year in high school. What makes this paper interesting, is not so much the content or its subject (how our language is influenced by the use of cell phones) but rather its distinctive form.

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Exam project: Principles of modern block encryption (SSO)

Published on March 1st, 2005



On your final year in Danish high school, you are required to write a project on one of your Majors. I chose to write my project on mathematics, focussing on the principles of block encryption in the Rijndael algorithm (used in AES).

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Project: The Establishment Of The Danish Monarchy

Published on February 1st, 2004


DSB magasinet

On your second year in a Danish high school ones has to write a project on a historic subject. Since, recent discoveries had indicated strong central powers in Denmark dating prior to Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth, I chose to write about the establishment of the monarchy.

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Essay: From Seed To Fruit

Published on October 3rd, 2003


Heavenly light shining from above

This would be a rather concise, dull, analysis of the text ‘paradisæblerne’ written by Martin A. Hansen. The revolving theme is the transition from child to adult. Read more.



Essay: Get Rich With Jesus In Six Years

Published on August 28th, 2003


An old fountain pen

The saga of Ravnkel Frøjsgode is an old Icelandic saga. This saga was written around the time when Iceland converted to Christianity and the story can be read as an ‘advertisement’ for the great powers of Jesus.

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