Explorations – Trespasser-on-Earth Atlas
DESTINATION: Indonesia, Bali, Pura Besakih Complex
Pura Besakih, the ‘Mother Temple of Bali’, is the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali and is a place of special pilgrimage for the Balinese.
ACTIVITY: Portugal, Sete Vales Suspenso Hiking Trail and Boat Tour
This hiking trail runs along a dramatic limestone coastline in Algarve.
EVENT: August 20 – Hungarian State Foundation Celebrations
August 20, Hungary’s national holiday, commemorates the foundation of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary and its legendary founder, King Szent István. He not only established a legal-administrative system but also brought Christianity to the county; therefore, this is also a religious holiday. This day also marks the Hungarian Festival of the New Bread. Traditionally, the first bread made of new wheat was baked on Szent István’s Day. Hence, the blessing off a loaf of bread is part of the celebrations as well.
STORY: England, Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley at Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth Castle, now a ruined medieval castle, was once the scene of Robert Dudley’s seductive reception for Queen Elizabeth I.
NOTABLE PERSON: Albania, Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu: The Dragon of Albania
Skënderbeu is considered to be the most prominent historical figure in all Albanian history.
Creations – Artly Studio
DRESS COLLECTION: Primavera in the Garden
This is a collection of one-of-a-kind dresses made from re-purposed hand-made sari silks. The designs are inspired by the characteristics of the fabrics and the vibrant patterns as well as the zero-wast principal.
NECKLACE COLLECTION: Romance of Flatlands
This is a collection of bold one-of-a-kind necklaces featuring uniquely shaped gemstones. The finish of these variegated beads emphasizes their natural look. When wearing, the beads move creating an organic feel.
Musings – Think About it First (TΛF)
PUBLICATION: Facilitated Expert System Modelling to Support Organisations in Making Strategic Decisions
Strategic decision making typically entails dealing with ill-structured, knowledge-rich, non-quantitative and ambiguous problems which require simultaneous handling of a large amount of knowledge from different areas of expertise. Such decision making usually involves widely disparate interest groups with multiple, possibly conflicting goals and priorities. In search for suitable tools and methods to address the challenges of knowledge-rich problem domains some operational researchers see potential in expert systems.