This final week of January rounds of a month that felt hectic and too chaotic, which I found highly uncomfortable. So today I took some time to review all the stuff on my plate to have a February that feels like I’m more on top of things.

This week I

  • helped Elmine create a canvas to develop the work she’s been doing for my company on information hygiene into a proposition for others
  • did half a dozen in depth interviews about meteorological data and earth observation data in Europe as part of our research for the new EU open data legislation
  • Facilitated a workshop on the ethics of data collection and usage around the Amsterdam Arena
  • Worked on circular economy, procurement, and office location related digital transformation projects for a province
  • Had a MT meeting with my company
  • Had a general assembly of Open Nederland, the driving force behind the Dutch Creative Commons chapter, of which I am the treasurer
  • Had an emergency visit to the dentist which luckily turned out easy to resolve
  • Met up with Y’s grandparents and cousins for dinner in Haarlem
  • Did the Q4 VAT bookkeeping and returns
  • Took half a day to get a better overview of ongoing work and aims for the coming months

This week in …… 1654*

The play Lucifer by Joost van den Vondel saw its premiere. It was prohibited 3 days later, right after its second performance. Only two centuries later did the play get performed on stage again. Below a poster announcing a 1910 edition of the play, made by Richard Nicolaüs Roland Holst. (public domain)

A poster for the play Lucifer from 1910

(* I show an openly licensed image with each Week Notes posting, to showcase more open cultural material. See here why, and how I choose the images for 2020.)