Kjell Are Refsvik, M.Sc.
Hi, and welcome to my work-site. On these pages you will find out more about what I do here at
Gjøvik University College. I try to maintain this site using web standards, but I issue no
guarantees. Please feel free to re-use any of the code you find useful on this site.
My work revolve around social and technical aspects related to sharing in the digital
age, and has led me to want to work with open and free systems, software, formats and protocols. A small contribution of mine can be found in the preliminary works written by Professor Børre Ludvigsen and Research Fellow Audun Vaaler at Østfold University College, leading up to the final guidelines promoting the use of open file formats and standards in the Norwegian public sector published by the Norwegian Ministry of Government Affairs and Reform in 2007.
As a principle [and lending from definition of this term used in the 1987 Brundtland report - "Our Common Future"], I try to advance the idea of digital sustainability when designing new systems - where the collection, processing,
and presentation of our data today is done without limiting future generations to do the same.
A consequence of this particular outlook on life, I prefer to use open file formats and programs as much
as I can. In my digital toolbox you will find a mix of command-line and GUI-driven tools, including
BibDesk for writing,
Graphviz for making diagrams, and a range of
UNIX-based tools for the collection, description, transforming/transcoding, moving and presenting data.
and a whole range of other tools as well.
Below, you will find a list of some of the things I work with and/or find interesting.