Screenshot of the TimeRide Cologne Website


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Going back in time with VR and TimeRide Cologne

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2022-05-27

So today, I was in the lucky position to test-ride a service called TimeRide Cologne. The company promises you a thrilling journey through time and in my case a view of Cologne in 1926. The ride is in VR, but the experience was much more than that.

How it all…

An elephant is playing with paper planes and trumpets are playing in the clouds. The Mastodon logo is in the centre of the image.


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Mastodon – A Twitter alternative

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2022-05-20

So a couple of weeks ago, I wrote that Elon Musk is about to buy Twitter and that I will look for an alternative. Although it seems the buy is on hold at the moment, nobody knows what will happen. I am using a new service for a couple…

The image shows the title of my dissertation: "From Layard to Lara Croft"


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Academia Personal

The defense of my PhD

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2022-05-13

Last Wednesday, I actually had my PhD defense. It was intense, but I am very very happy, that it is over now. I usually don’t get nervous anymore when I speak in front of people, but this was something else. It lasted 1,5 hours, but after that, I got…

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Movies

Why “Eternals” IS a bad movie

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2022-05-06

Nearly one year ago, I wrote an article called Why “Eternals” will be a bad movie. After finally watching it, I can confidently say, that I was not wrong. In this article I want to describe the movie from my perspective and illustrate wider implications movies like Eternals have.

What…

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Academia Personal

Musk will buy Twitter – Where will we meet next?

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2022-04-29

So Elon Musk will buy Twitter. Who cares you ask? I actually do and I do care for several reasons. It is not about granting free speech or flexing with his unbelievable amount of money. It is about much more and this holds true especially for academia in my…

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Looking back at writing my PhD

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2022-04-22

So I finished writing my PhD last December and it was in evaluation until recently. Now, I am preparing for my defence, which will take place in mid-May. I was thinking about how my PhD was determining my life in the last couple of years and how one simple…

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Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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