Speaks

Available for occasional work as a moderator, doing on-stage interviews and chairing panels.

Currently exploring the intimate on-stage conversation format with guests including authors Umberto Eco, Amos Oz, Sjón, Sapphire, Phillip Pullman, Rosa Liksom, Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Liv Strömquist; composer Michael Nyman; actor Elliot Gould, director Susanne Bier, and actor/director Pernilla August.

Moderator experience includes a number of seminars in the academy (KTH) and industries (Svensk byggtjänst), as well as moderating the Sex, unga och skolans roll seminar in 2011 and 2012, the Opening ceremony and the awards show at Gilla Jobbet 2012, the Meeting Point Television seminars for the Nordic Market at the Gothenburg Film Festival in 08 and 09, The Mixed Realities Film and Tourism Conference in Ystad in 09, filmmaker Q&A:s for Stockholm Film Festival during several years, and hosting the Nordic Larp Talks in 2010-13.

Hosted the Dragon Awards at the Gothenburg Film Festival i 2013. Hosted the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at the Concert Hall in Stockholm together with Daniel Sjölin in 2012. Hosted the Kultur för en bättre värld gala at the Opera in Stockholm in 2011, sharing the stage with Nadine Gordimer, Melody Gardot and president Bill Clinton. Hosted Sveriges Radios romanpris – the Swedish Radio Literature Awards – with Roger Wilson in 2010.

Lectures on live role-playing, popular culture trends, transmedia, television and film. Always happy to talk about writing and these books.

Some previous talks include:

“Trends in contemporary television”, TV Drama Vision, Gothenburg, January 31st, 2013

“Nordic-Style Larp. Dragons, Spaceships and HIV”. Funen Art Academy, Odense, January 16th, 2013

“#prataomdet. Berättelser från gråzonen”, Sex, unga och skolans roll, Gothenburg, October 31st, 2012

“Att prata i nya banor, att tänka en ny värld” Versions of this talk at Kunskapsnoden Grand Hotell, Stockholm, Sweden, Feb 1st, 2012; Kraftsamling, Haparanda, September 11th, 2012; Ung Media, Örebro, October 19th, 2012; FoU-enheten Nordöst 10-årsjubileum, Lidingö, Oct 4th, 2012; Demokrativeckan, Bäckäng gymnasium, Borås, October 26th, 2012; Sex, unga och skolans roll, Gothenburg, October 31st, 2012; Mediespråk, Vasa, January 26th, 2013

“Klass+samhälle=sant. Att titta på high school-film på allvar”, Länsbiodagen, Avesta, September 12th, 2012

“Phantasmagoria. Designing Super-Natural Terror”, Solmukohta, Helsinki, April 14th, 2012.

“It’s not easy. Easy A och high school-genren” at Skolbiodagen, Malmö, March 14th, 2012

“Media och makten att förändra världen”, at De Ungas akademi, Helsinki, Finland, Oct 20th, 2011

“Museum för liv och lycka” at Göteborgs Stadsmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden, Oct 14th, 2011

“Hos den vita kaninen. Tre år i Oxford” at Tärna folkhögskola, Sala, Sweden, Oct 14th, 2011

“Det största spelet: Berätta en bättre verklighet” at Hovdala Slott, Hässleholm, Sweden, July 27th, 2011

“#talkaboutit – A Real-Time Hack of Social Norms”, at Bard College, NY, USA, March 28th, 2011

“On Games: Painting Life With Rules”, at the Nordic Larp Talks Copenhagen, Feb 16th, 2011

“Extremt, ascoolt, utmanande: Nordiska lajv” at the Prolog convention, Västerås, Sweden, on March 6th, 2010.

“Submarines, Dragons, Hamlet, Dystopia. Nordic Avant-Garde Role-Playing” at the Odraz conference in Štědronín-Plasy, the Czech Republic, March 25th-27th, 2010.

“12 Mind-Blowing Larp Experiences to Steal From”, at the Camelot All Hallows Role-playing camp, Nov 29th, 2009

“Näkymätön kirjallisuus. Sarjakuvan käsikirjoittamisesta,” at the Kemi Comic Book Festival, May 23rd, 2009.

“Our Dirty Little Secret. Player Memories, Life Roles, and What We Know That Others Don’t”, at Knutepunkt in Oslo, April 19th, 2009. Previous versions of the talk given at Fastaval in Århus, April 12th 2009, at the student symposium at the Centre for Semiotics at Århus University, April 3rd, and at the Mobile Life group at SICS, Stockholm, February 28th, 2009.

“Gossip Girls and Shopping Princesses: Clique Lit and the Book Packager That Created the Genre”, at the Canons of Children’s Literature Conference at UC Berkeley, March 15th, 2008

“On the Yellow Brick Road. Estrangement From Reality and the Uncanny Larps that Follow”, at Knudepunkt in February 2007

“Marie Antoinette. Flickan i guldburen”, at Medioteket Stockholm, Jan 30th 2007

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