My name is Isabell Loeschner and I am a German born country hopper; at the moment I am pursuing a PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics. I’m looking at new information and communication technologies and how we shape and are shaped by them. In this spirit I have prepared the following statements about myself; their spreading on the web is enabled by the wonder of these new technologies that are really a great proof of human beings’ ability to progress and design (and possibly a reflection of our own tendency to create future problems to be solved again).
My personal motto:
Never stop being curious because … “Knowledge continues to evolve – and we do not know yet what we will know in the future.” (Sir Karl Popper)
1. A typical work day begins with… a large bowl of cereal while watching German news to get updated on what is going on in my home country.
2. I lose track of time… when I lose my watch. I never really lose track of time, my watch is one of my most treasured possessions and I guess I am a victim of its tyranny.
3. I have always… wanted to move back to the West Coast of the US.
4. I have never… written a novel (which I intend to do at one point).
5. Home means to me… when I am cooking dinner with my partner.
6. I am inspired by… my academic supervisor Professor Judy Wajcman and her colleagues. Big steps to follow.
7. I would like to meet… Johann Lafer (famous German Michelin Starred chef). 🙂
8. My worst character trait… is impatience.
9. My best character trait… is reflexion.
10. The best advice I was given… was that what I do during my 20s, if done properly, will pay dividend for the rest of my life (Thanks to my lovely American host dad, Jack).