Notes

I Am Speechless

Two photos showing me. One happily jumping into the air, another one with an astonished face

Sitting here in a mix of hysterical laughter, astonishment and joy. Never gonna believe this and always have to pinch myself.

THANK YOU!

When You Feel Pressure

I was planning to write a longer blog post about this, maybe I am still going to do so, but I had to quickly get this out of my head.

After the overwhelming, lovely and tremendous feedback for the last Düsseldorf show of beyond tellerrand, I was caught in something like a vacuum chamber, or, better, a room without gravity. On the one hand the extremely positive feelings. Heartwarming and just wonderful. On the other hand the fear of disappointing people. The fear of not delivering. The fear of not keeping a promise.

I was searching for a new venue for the Berlin edition of beyond tellerrand for such a long time. For 5 years I have been using the Studio and the F101 in the Admiralspalast to run my event, but then suddenly I got the information that it would be closed. I knew it was going to be hard to find a new home for the event. Not because the size or the room layout only, but mostly because I had a picture in my head. I wanted something reflecting the ”beyond tellerrand style” of running events like this. I did not expect it to be that complicated.

I made many, many trips to Berlin to check 34 venues in total. Some simply ridiculously overpriced. Some simply too small, not from the size of the theatre, but from the breakout- and exhibition-space. I found a new home with a wonderful old church. And even if it wasn’t optimal from size and layout, I wanted to give it a go. Then the connected restaurant, which usually often give their room free for such events and doing the catering, for some reason did not like my idea and after an even quite positive conversation I got he news, that we’d only be able to use half the breakout space as planned with.

So, two weeks before I wanted to kick of ticket sales, I had to go and find a new home. That was 4 weeks before beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf was kicking off. So enough work on my desk already! Many people kept asking and I felt pressure on my inside, staying calm and positive on the outside – and also on my inside, really. I knew, only time would help and hard work, more trips to Berlin and many, many conversations in which people would recommend me new hidden treasures to possibly run my event in.

Two photos in a collage showing the new venue, left one with the exhibition space, a fireplace in the center and right one shows the seating situation in the theatre
The new beyond tellerrand home for Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg

So now, I am proud and happy to say, that i found a new home. Who knows for how long, but it once more really taught me to not give up, if you believe in something and I am already very much looking forward to conversations before with you about the journey of finding a new home as well as conversations at the new Berlin theatre.

If you want to join me and the team on a new journey, please have a look at the next edition of beyond tellerrand and stay tuned!

Thank you!

Record Label Logos

A great and good collection of Record Label Logos. I am a sucker for collections and websites like this (see the Purveyors of Packaging).

Thanks to Reagan Ray for finding, collecting and sorting them.

Oh and btw: it is worth checking out the other logo collections on his website as well ;)

Austrian Airlines and My Try to Unsubscribe From Their Newsletter

Hey @_austrian Airlines, really? When I want to unsubscribe? What could possibly go wrong since four weeks of trying to unsubscribe and how aren’t you able to fix this?

A screenshot from Austrian Airlines website showing an error

⇾ The State of Fluid Web Typography

Matej Latin has written up a nice text about the state of “fluid web typography”, not only showing what is possible, but also pros and cons of each technology.

⇾ Visit: The State of Fluid Web Typography

⇾ Accessible Icon Buttons

Sara Soueidan is showing us how to make icon buttons accessible.

⇾ Visit: Accessible Icon Buttons

Vote!

We are in the lucky and privileged position to add our bit to shape the, no, our future. Don’t miss this opportunity.

VOTE!

Feck Perfuction

A photo with me looking astonished, holding a book by James Victore in my hands.

Look what I got today. FECK PERFUCTION by my friend James Victore! In my mailbox. Yay! ;) ❤️

Morning Walk

Morning walk.

⇾ This Looks Like a Promising Webmentions Plugin for Kirby 3

Since Sebastiaan Andeweg announced not to have any time anymore to maintain the Kirby webmentions plugin he created, I am happy to have seen, that Sebastian Greger is working on a Sendmentions plugin as well as a webmention enabled commenting system. Time to upgrade to Kirby 3 anyways ;)

⇾ Visit: This Looks Like a Promising Webmentions Plugin for Kirby 3