Petervan Productions – March 2017 update

Greetings to you, your friends and your family! Hope you are doing well. It’s about four months already since I started my long-term sabbatical as Petervan Productions. Lucian Freud Working at Night, 2005 Photo by David Dawson/ Private Collection A quick update: Artschool continued at +/- 9 hours per week practice in the art studio…

Network Blitzkrieg

The way we think about change, disruption, and transformation (or whatever you want to call it) is going to be completely different in 5 years time. The speed of change is so big that our thinking itself is getting disrupted. The underestimated and ignored exponential power in all of this is the “power of networks”.…

Playing tight: A non-natural show

Yesterday, there was a news item on Flemish Television on the upcoming opera performance of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”, that will be performed at the Brussels Federal Opera House De Munt / La Monnaie (31 Jan – 14 Feb 2017). What touched me was that Madame Butterfly was played by a puppet, directed by three puppet…

Sacred Spaces

I recently had some conversations with prospective clients on the need for alignment and coherence of physical and emotional space when trying to create great experiences. I started to call them “sacred spaces”. As you know by now, I am not in the events business. I am in the business of creating high quality feedback…

Petervan Productions – Jan 2017 update

Petervan Photoshop collage as part of study on Peter Doig Theme: Culture and Nature – Dec 2016 Happy New Year to you, your friends and your family! Hope you are doing well. As you know, I left Innotribe/SWIFT in Nov 2016 for a long term sabbatical to create my own thing under the Petervan Productions…

Right spaces for humans

As many of you know, since begin November I am trying to create my own thing called “Petervan Productions”. The scaffolding is already in the works for many years, and I am still hesitating whether I will once publish the 100+ page reflections on the intentions of all this, what I think this enables, and…

Skyscrapers inhabited by machines

Project X building, lower Manhattan at 33 Thomas Street, NYC This week, The Intercept ran a fascinating article– well, quite disturbing actually – describing the possible surveillance roles of building Project-X, an AT&T owned property in the middle of Manhattan, sitting on top of some major telephone and communication switches (and apparently many other buildings…