13 years an engineer

13 years an engineer

a snowy March 6th 2006 - faculty of IDE at DUT 13 years ago [March 6th 2006], i drove down to the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at DUT, set up my working prototype in the van Grinten Hall and held my final thesis talk about LAGOM (an interactive music...

Blog edco: “Changing the game”

Blog edco: “Changing the game”

Blockpost on www.edco.global by Ruud Janssen: Rinse, wash, repeat. The stale formula of most events. Well not for this one! “We’re not here to play the game, we’re here to change it!” Here is what you missed if you were not one of the 300 participants to the Game...

Happy collective greetings!

Happy collective greetings!

The Event Design Collective, EDCo for short, is growing somewhere in BETWEEN steady and exponentially...;). This year we have successfully partnered with 3 new licensees who head up their countries as regional directors! Holland, Italy and France now all have great...

MAGIC SPELL #003

MAGIC SPELL #003

As part of the creation of a special Collaborative SPELL, the attendees of the  TRANSFORMATION version of the College of extraordinary Experiences were experiencing first hand how they would create a comfortable spiral. Great process, made happen by everybody who...

…facing the big ocean of possibility when I turn my back to JAM, I jump in with the bagage of 10 Years of building a company that has been getting ready for the new human way of operating. Ironically  this new way of working revealed a separate door for myself. A door that once taken allows me to run free and splash around in the water again, like the green water buffalo I am…
After my focus to get VY going, the first wave of interaction has been with my loved ones. It takes more time at home to realise how important your presence can be in your most direct surroundings. I can feel this most when I am fixing things around the house while the kids are playing. Involving them in what I am doing is a big challenge when you want things to go in a certain way. And to make this challenge even greater I got to go on a field trip with Elsa and Svea and all of the 1st and 2nd graders of the Nutsschool in Wassenaar. My task was simple… manage, guide,take care of 4 girls in the coolest place to explore things, the ONTDEKHOEK in Amsterdam. This taught me one very important lesson… just let them go… and ride the wave! Trying to channel the desires of 5 little vectors who go in different directions at individual speeds is impossible if you want to ENJOY their uninhibited creative fire. In this place there were no rules…which meant everybody could play!
The daily activities that keep me going are meeting up with friends who have been standing on the horizon for far too long. Meeting and reflecting with those who either speak my language, or know how to challenge it, has been a great way to see what comes out when they start to ask me the question behind the question. What are you going to do and where are you going to start? This is where I end up saying something vague about drawing BIG… That something is what I need to explore more.
You can find one of the fuelling initiatives at the campaign for drawing.
the first waves have been created… who wants to get wet?
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