Am 23. April ist Welttag des Buches und des Urheberrechts (WBU)! Seit 1995, auf Initiative der UNESCO, werden an diesem Tag weltweit das Lesen, die Bücher und die Rechte der Autoren gefeiert. Der 23. April hat eine symbolische Bedeutung für Literatur, denn an diesem Tag sind viele prominente Autoren gestorben, darunter William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes und… Continue reading Zum Weltbuchtag: welche Bücher werden in Österreich publiziert?
This weekend, 29th to 30th of March, Crush XV hosted the exhibition of my favorite artist: Akume. He exhibited four of his sculptures: The dull flame of desire, Stabat mater, Rex tremendae, and Twisted muse. I have taken photos of his sculptures for his website and every shooting was an exciting challenge, as I was trying to capture all the… Continue reading Art of Akume exhibition in Berlin
Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)! The goal of WAAD is to raise public awareness and acceptance of people with ASD, and to promote research and treatment measures. The initiative to have an international day of autism came from the UN representative of Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, and it… Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day: Assistive Technologies
Web scraping is a method of automatically gathering data from websites in a structured manner and saving it into a local database or spreadsheet. Why would you do this? Maybe you want to compare the prices of similar products from different companies, or generate leads for your sales team, or find trend in a certain… Continue reading Web Scraping IMDb with R
Some photographs are too good to be displayed just on screens, and art should be part of your lifestyle. With this in mind, I'm finally making my artworks available for sale here as framed prints, iPhone cases, notebooks, and various home decors. I release new designs regularly, so keep an eye on the store.
Goodreads is an amazing platform for tracking and organizing your reading, discovering new books, and sharing reviews or recommandations with friends. I downloaded my library (from My Books > Tools > Import and Export > Export Library), which included the book titles, authors' names, publishing year, number of pages, the average book rating on goodreads… Continue reading Data insights from six goodreads years
Wednesday marked the first day of the last summer month and I celebrated by presenting a poster at the 5th Linguistics Meetup Berlin-Potsdam, hosted at the Potsdam University. Whereas last year I gave a talk about the impairment of concrete vs. abstract words in semantic dementia, this year I contributed with a poster about my ongoing… Continue reading Fear and loathing @ 5. Linguistik Meetup in Potsdam
I've just come back, tired but inspired, from the ULAB Conference in Edinburgh, where for three days I've learned about research projects on various linguistics topics of students from Britain mainly. The programme included three keynotes (Prof. Antonella Sorace on adult bilingualism, Prof. Frederik Kortlandt on relative chronology, and Prof. Simon King on personalised speech… Continue reading My talk @ ULAB Conference in Edinburgh
"To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and the inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended, directly and unconditionally, by Mind at… Continue reading The effects of psychedelics on language
Last Saturday 18th November I attended again the Autumn Meeting of Patholinguistics in Potsdam, in a wonderful new location Am Neuen Palais. The theme of this edition was "Diagnosis and treatment of dysphonia" (also known as hoarseness), a condition of the vocal chords or the larynx which makes the voice sound breathy, strained, raspy, or… Continue reading 11th Meeting of Patholinguistics in Potsdam