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About netherlanders2010

We are 21 students, one teacher, and a few info-groupies on a study abroad program in the Netherlands from August 22-September 17 2010. We will be working with faculty and researchers from the Virtual Knowledge Studio, the Erasmus Studio, and the Continuous Access to Cultural Heritage (CATCH) in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Hilversum, to study the ways in which research informs design in information systems and practice in the Netherlands. Plus, we'll spend a lot of time wandering around, going to libraries, museums, and the Oude Sluis, and doing whatever strikes our individual and collective fancies. Alstublieft!

Ad Astra Par Avon

“There is something different, something special about writing on paper, with your hand,” he said. “Something that people like.”

“Something more real?”

“Something more special.” Continue reading

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Eating Veggie in the Netherlands: Reflecting on a Month Long Stay

Food has always been my favorite part of traveling: its a fantastic chance to try new things, make new friends and really experience a culture. Unfortunately, not all restaurants and food establishments are as understanding about particular kinds of food … Continue reading

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…and how to reflect?

by Matthew Hicks (reposted from How can I reflect on a 5-week experience traveling all around the Netherlands, going to London, and a 9-year reunion with my host family and friends in Germany? No matter what I do – … Continue reading

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conversations on Suriname.

(by Matthew Hicks, reposted from The Rotterdam Public Library exterior is probably the ugliest exterior architecture I have ever seen, but it’s not surprising since the design was conceived of in the worst years for modern architecture – the … Continue reading

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Eating around Rotterdam

By Pei Yu Lin I found myself craving for Chinese food after all the amazing Dutch food we had in Amsterdam. I was surprised to find xiao long bao here in Rotterdam. To me, it was just as good as … Continue reading

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Excursion to Escher

By Bryan Dosono This past weekend, our professor encouraged self-directed excursions throughout the country. On Friday, several of the graduate students and I planned a trip to the Escher Museum, located in Den Haag. I’ve always been a fan of … Continue reading

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By Sue Castelin During Saturday’s excursion to the Hoge Veluwe Park and Kroller-Muller Museum, I was excited to encounter statues and artwork by artists I had studied  Wow! Henry Moore and Rodin pieces I could walk up to. . . But, even better was … Continue reading

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