Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hyper Island Students Speak at Webbdagarna


Digital Media students Richard Herries & Patrik Lythell will join Webbdagarna in Gothenburg, September 21-22 2011. They will be accompanied by several prominent industry professionals, speaking about their experiences and knowledge in web and digital.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

1st Day Impressions - Sebastian Höglund, Digital Media



This week, we welcomed new students to all programs in Sweden from all around the world. We had a chat with Sebastian who just started the Digital Media program in Stockholm.

Hi Sebastian, how was the first day?

Very good! There was so much excitement, and I was trying not to be too nervous this morning. I'm very tired at the moment though - we are 52 students in our class and today we all shared our stories to get to know each other better. That's a lot of stories. Now, at the end of the day, it feels like I have a new family.


What did you do today?

Basically we focused on getting to know each other and Hyper Island. We talked about group dynamics, Hyper Island's methodology, the values and how to share and talk more freely.


What was the most fun?

The Energizer (Editor's Note: energy boost exercise, here's one example) - because I like to play! And hearing other peoples stories, from all over the world.


What was the most difficult?

Asking good questions to the people presenting themselves. It's aways hard to come up with a good and somewhat unique presentation, especially when we are so many.


What are you exited about, looking forward?

You see all the possibilities about what you can learn from everyone else in the program, through group dynamics and in the projects that are coming up. I can't wait to start working!


Why did you choose Hyper Island?

It is a school with a methodology that fits me perfectly. I love to try to do things that I can't do, to test boundaries and go out of of the box, with no wrong or right. This is the perfect environment for that!


Lastly, what are you doing tonight?

I'm going to skateboard and probably gonna have a beer to relax.


Thanks a lot & enjoy your Hyper Island experience! If you'd like to get in touch with Sebastian, you can find him on Twitter or email.