Tor Rauden Källstigen

Tor Rauden Källstigen

was @sweden 2014-10-27 to 2014-11-03

Partly Estonian Swede with a particular love for confusion. Deeply fascinated with how counties interact with each other. Very fond of the Far East in general – and the Korean peninsula in particular.

Ran a startup in Berlin, and a jeans company in Pyongyang. Now making Opinion, a pretty revolutionary podcasting app. Soon about to release my second album with Boeoes Kaelstigen. I'm normally called @torrauden on WWW.

Tor Rauden Källstigen's Feed

@sweden Nov. 3, 2014, 12:45 a.m.

If you're curious on further ramblings on tech, diplomacy, art and melodies. Follow me over here →">@torrauden.

@sweden Nov. 3, 2014, 12:45 a.m.

I'm leaving the torch tomorrow morning. Thanks for following me this week, it was lots of fun being">@switzerland.

@sweden Nov. 3, 2014, 12:12 a.m.

QuizTime Question 7.">@sayloulou just released this fantastic cover:"> – Who made the original song? Answer in">#svpol

@sweden Nov. 3, 2014, 12:09 a.m.

F I N A L Q U E S T I O N Q-U-I-Z-T-I-M-E">#Svpol

@sweden Nov. 3, 2014, 12:07 a.m.

BOOM! 1 pt. to">@Zethian – It's the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. RT">@Zethian:">@sweden north korea">#svpol

@sweden Nov. 3, 2014, 12:05 a.m.

QuizTime Question 6. Which country is this track from? Please provide your answer in">#svpol">

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 11:58 p.m.

QuizTime Question 5. Who's the artist that just released a song inspired by">@JiNilsson's Heartbreakfree? Pls provide your answer in">#svpol

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 11:49 p.m.

QuizTime Question 4. In which social cyber network did Sweden open an embassy in '07? Please provide your answer in">#svpol

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 11:41 p.m.

QuizTime Question 3. What's the name of the popular net artist who made"> Please provide your answer in">#svpol

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 11:31 p.m.

QuizTime Question 2. What's the name of Finnish Bomfunk MC's main hit from 1999? Please provide your answer in">#svpol

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 11:28 p.m.

QuizTime Question 1. What's the name of East Germany's main computer brand? Please provide your answer in">#svpol

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 11:13 p.m.

.@carlbildt vaken?

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 10:51 p.m.

Scene from exactly two years ago, early morning en route the office in Berlin.">">

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 10:06 p.m.

Into contemporary pop?

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 9:39 p.m.

RT">@goto80:">@sweden related: Eye of the Tiger played by an old dot matrix printer.">

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 9:38 p.m.

Boom! Just hit the 100.000 tweet mark!

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 5:52 p.m.

There will be lots of vintage 90's tech stuff the upcoming hours. Get in the mood with this music video by">@1030:">

@sweden Nov. 2, 2014, 5:11 p.m.

Kicking off this netart Sunday with a piece of colorful

@sweden Nov. 1, 2014, 10:11 p.m.

My band mate">@leonathorst curates monthly playlists of delicious pop traxx. Please advise:">

@sweden Nov. 1, 2014, 7:37 p.m.

Just finished our soundcheck with">@Namethepet at Under Bron in Stockholm.">

@sweden Nov. 1, 2014, 3:14 p.m.

On my way to the studio, rehearsal time! Playing live in Stockholm tonight with">@minimaltarnce &">@Namethepet o/">

@sweden Nov. 1, 2014, 12:24 p.m.">@RomanaCorreale Sorry, but what is it about?

@sweden Oct. 31, 2014, 11:28 p.m.

I'm doing the Electromagnetic hypersensitivity-costume tonight.">

@sweden Oct. 31, 2014, 9:56 p.m.

Presenting: The Swedish Embassy in Second Life on Tinder. Swipe right for consular services.">

@sweden Oct. 31, 2014, 9:53 p.m.

The initiative aims to revive the closed Second Life embassy, but on contemporary web platforms. It's now time for the third instalment.

@sweden Oct. 31, 2014, 9:51 p.m.

Previously this week I initiated a project to remember the Swedish Embassy in Second Life.">">

@sweden Oct. 31, 2014, 7:16 p.m.

It's Friday, let's relax and enjoy some silly cars!">

@sweden Oct. 31, 2014, 3:01 p.m.

Any QUIZLOVERS out there?

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 10:26 p.m.

Sweden did a pretty amazing barter deal with East Germany back in '77: We traded Volvo cars for beer.">">#tbt

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 9:57 p.m.

Computing was taken seriously in East Germany. Their Robotron PC's were shown in parades.">">#tbt">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 9:02 p.m.

In case you had any doubts about East German cars and their potential hipster factor">#tbt">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 8:49 p.m.

Here's my favorite video coverage from Sömmerda – The Silicon Valley of East Germany">#tbt">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 8:45 p.m.

Here's my favorite video coverage from Dresden – The Silicon Valley of East Germany.">">#tbt">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 8:13 p.m.

There's a lot of talk about geopolitical issues now. I'd personally like to recognize the WWW too">">#Digitaldiplomacy

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 7:51 p.m.

Oh, and don't miss">@PaulaSKirby! Her tweets are covering the East European past in the most intriguing and fascinating way">#tbt

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 7:23 p.m.

RT">@goto80: Great name for a 1950s DDR-studio: "Labor für Akustisch-Musikalische Grenzprobleme" + good music:"> h/t: @…

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 7:16 p.m.

If you're, like me, too curious about East Europe, past and present. Please advise and follow">@thevieweast.">#tbt">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

As far as I know, no ambassador has been recalled in Second Life so far.">#Digitaldiplomacy

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 4:44 p.m.

RT">@DigiDiplomats:">#DidYouKnow that a number of countries 'opened' embassies in the virtual world Second Life?">">#Digi…

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

This Monday, the Swedish Embassy in Second Life on Soundcloud was officially opened.">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 3:26 p.m.

Previously this week I initiated a project to remember the Swedish Embassy in Second Life. (">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 2:29 p.m.">@killua99">@opinionpod yep, definitely need to differentiate the tech lineup a little.

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 2:23 p.m.

I'm all in testing mode today, our new podcast creation app,">@opinionpod, is making progress o/">#sthlmtech">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 1:51 p.m.

Another piece of memorable music tech is the enormous italo synth monster Elka Synthex">#tbt">">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 1:38 p.m.

A lot of people is mentioning">@sweden today re: the Swedish recognition of Palestine.">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 1:26 p.m.

Good Day, World! It's">#TBT and time to celebrate the OLD things!">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 1:34 a.m.

Here's another foreign tech teacher in Pyongyang on Instagram">

@sweden Oct. 30, 2014, 1:33 a.m.

Oh, and for daily photo updates from Pyongyang. Here's a teacher working at one of the tech universities there:">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 11:03 p.m.

A bunch of great journalists covering North Korea:">@limlouisa">@newsjean">@barbarademick.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 10:01 p.m.

Another favorite is">@chosonexchange, a Singaporean run initative that educates North Koreans in entrepreneurship, business and technology.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 9:57 p.m.

For daily updates, follow">@nknewsorg which is a really great resource of well researched news content on NK.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 8:45 p.m.

In case you're interested in how it is running a business in Pyongyang: Follow">@felixabt, a vivid personality and ex-entrepreneur in NK.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 7:16 p.m.

Here's an amazing photo album from a German NGO worker who spent years in North Korea. Totally amazing:">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 6:23 p.m.

At a seminar hosted by">@Goethe_Schweden on art and digital culture. Glad to see">@constantdull present in the panel.">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

In case you're even more curious in North Korea. Don't miss this little link collection I've made:">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

The scene of interesting North Korea-related people on Twitter is amazing. I recommend you to follow">@adamcathcart & Swe">@benjaminkatzeff.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:59 p.m.

I interviewed the 1st European envoy to North Korea for">@inpyongyang. An extremely dry, yet captivating story">">@SweMFA

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:41 p.m.">@loukas_rs">@europenk Hard to say, but it's definitely growing fast. Went to a kpop concert in Sthlm (!) this spring.">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:27 p.m.

I wanted to bridge that gap, so I started">@EuropeNK, which is covering North Korea-Europe affairs. A lot is happening under the radar.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:18 p.m.">@ganzgenau vågar inte riktigt ge mig i kast med rena promotiongrejer p.g.a. avtal som pekar med hela handen från">@SweInstitute :D

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:17 p.m.

By request: Some more photos from Pyongyang, from my trips to our factory there in '07 & '08.">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:10 p.m.">@ninniu">@barbarademick Hope to be back soon. And yes, I've got to know people there though the project.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:05 p.m.">@ninniu">@barbarademick Yes, and it's sad to see how the neighbouring super powers just want to sustain the status quo in NK.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:03 p.m.">@egriffin85 As a foreigner, you get very well fed. I've had equally great food there as on the other side of the peninsula.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:02 p.m.">@ninniu Ja! Nothing to Envy av">@BarbaraDemick är bra också.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 5:01 p.m.

It's impossible to spark change without actually knowing the mechanics of these… special countries, like North Korea.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 4:57 p.m.

The media coverage of North Korea is mainly focused on haircuts and military parades. But the small and relevant details are seldom shared.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

The Noko Jeans project ("> was impossible to make sustainable in the long run. But my interest in the region remained.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 4:16 p.m.

It's impossible to spark change without actually knowing the mechanics of these… special countries, like North Korea.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

The Swedish embassy in North Korea (@SweEmbassyinNK) has been promoting an »engage and expose«-methodology for decades. That is great.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 3:56 p.m.

Noko Jeans turned out to be very controversial. People tend to think of isolation as the only way to change »rogue states« to the better.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 3:46 p.m.

Noko Jeans turned out to be very controversial. People tend to think of isolation as the only way to change »rouge states« to the better.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 2:53 p.m.">@xgebi Yes. We were present at PUB in Stockholm, but got thrown out. They didn't seem to have any problems with Chinese products though :]

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 2:47 p.m.

I ran a project called Noko Jeans in North Korea, our vision was to open for dialogue between NK & the outside world.">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 2:42 p.m.

Sweden was also the first western country to establish an Embassy in Pyongyang, back in the early 70's.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 2:41 p.m.

North Korea is a very extreme place. Sweden has had a complicated relationship with the country partly because of:">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 2:38 p.m.">@syawal Went there in 2007, 2008 and 2012. Went there to run this project:">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 11:48 a.m.

It took me a year before I got to visit Pyongyang, in order to lay out the ground work for a debated DIY-oriented diplomacy project.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 11:10 a.m.

Later on, I took the chance to visit other places in the region. The fascination grew further. And then North Korea appeared on my radar.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 10:22 a.m.

(For those of you who feel confused about that Flickr link, it was a service used after the Gutenberg printing press, but before Instagram)

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 10:19 a.m.

The trains were fast. The chaotic way of building cities was inspiring. I had a blast. And I took a lot of photos ^^">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 9:56 a.m.

Compared to my easy life Sweden, China felt like something completely different. Things happened fast. The brutal optimism was thrilling.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 9:16 a.m.

Let's start with some background. I got blown away by the whole East Asian region during my first visit to Shanghai, close to 10 years ago.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 8:24 a.m.

Good morning! Imma let you finish">@margotwallstrom, but today I'm the cyber minister of Sweden-East Asia relations.">

@sweden Oct. 29, 2014, 1:45 a.m.

Goodnite wørld! Here's yours truly configuring the final scene during today's shoot. See you tomorrow ^__^">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 9:52 p.m.

Excerpt in audio + video from a video shoot at Hötorget in Stockholm">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 5:53 p.m.

Indie/Electronic acts like Pluxus got me curious about instrumental dance music again. Another clip from our tv-show">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 5:18 p.m.

A few years later, I turned into an indie pop geek. We ran a tv-show and made an interview with our idols, The Knife">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 4:46 p.m.

For contemporary trance traxx, I'd really recommend you to follow Trancepoetry on Soundcloud too:">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 4:22 p.m.

For contemporary trance traxx, I'd really recommend you to follow Trancepoetry one on Soundcloud too:">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 4 p.m.

If you, like me, feel a special curiosity for the nature of trance music lyrics. I'd strongly recommend you to follow">@trancepoetry.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 3:15 p.m.

RT">@minimaltarnce: Boom! This is the cover of our new single »Our Story (feat. Vanbot)«">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 3:15 p.m.

Spent the Sunday finalizing the cover art of our next">@minimaltarnce single. Aaaaand today it's out!">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

Our radio show was deeply inspired by a web radio thing made by Perrra during this golden era of trance.">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 2:16 p.m.

We made a playlist with the songs from that particular hour of trance. Only traxx. No Swedish. Available over here:">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 1:04 p.m.

I recently made a radio show on this genre. It's in Swedish, but the language of trance is International:">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 12:06 p.m.

Trance got more and more accepted over time, and Finnish Bomfunk MC's mashed it up with some kind of rap + d'n'b.">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 11:40 a.m.

The greatest artist of this era was Darude. I still play this song when I feel a great amount epic joy.">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 11:15 a.m.

The most awesome Swedish trance group of that time were Trance Control. Pls advise">@NatMus_SWE"> (H/T">@leonathorst)

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 11:07 a.m.">@delano501 Awesome! The aesthetics are still very 2000-ish! :D

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 11:05 a.m.

I'd been listening mainly to accordions before. The amateurish new trance wave changed my mind. The scene was extremely vivid and energetic.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 11:03 a.m.

I fell in love with a site called"> back in 1999, they offered home brewn trance. I loved it.">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 11:03 a.m.

About that ♫ – I'll start with a chronological wrap up.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 10:21 a.m.">@lenberg There will also be some experiments on discussing other relevant matters, like trance and the Korean peninsula.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 10:19 a.m.">@lenberg Hello! Most importantly, we'll discuss different matters related to the former Swedish Embassy in Second Life.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

Good Morning Tweet Lovers! I'm">@torrauden, your Cyber Minister of ♫, it's time to get up.">

@sweden Oct. 28, 2014, 1:06 a.m.

Sleep well all. See you tomorrow,">@SweMFA &">@carlbildt.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:29 p.m.

Thanks for your feedback during this wonderful Monday of Cyber-Presidency! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:12 p.m.

.@SweInstitute">@SweMFA">@margotwallstrom Are there any plans on a new cyber embassy in Minecraft?

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 10:51 p.m.

Estimated personal plan for Tuesday, October 28th:">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 10:41 p.m.

This video summarizes my Monday in a pretty accurate manner.">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 9:56 p.m.

RT">@goto80: Oh,">@sweden fav'ed a tweet I did about an electro-acoustic music studio in DDR. What does it meean?

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 8:46 p.m.

Pro tip! Beforecast is a cool webcam mashup thing. It squeezes an entire day in Stockholm, into one single photo.">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Tomorrow I'll bring you behind the scenes during the shoot of our next music video for">@minimaltarnce. It's in 3D (。◕‿◕。)

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 6:50 p.m.

However, the only true reference in cyborgology is still Kraftwerk's Musique Non Stop.">">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 6:01 p.m.

This manic fascination for virtual worlds finally turned myself into a cyborg.">">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 5:07 p.m.

A Night at the Roculus is totally world class too. I wish one could play this INSIDE Second Life.">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

While we're in the magic world of virtual reality: I recommend this Oculus Rift game to EVERYONE in the world:">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 3:10 p.m.

Eventually, The Swedish Embassy in Second Life closed. It peaked at a couple of hundred vistors per day.">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 2:01 p.m.">@ganzgenau Åh vad fint att höra! Det har blivit lite fördröjt av review-tombola hos Apple. Men det bör ha löst sig inom: mycket kort!

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 1:59 p.m.

During the upcoming days. I'll revive the Swedish Embassy in Second life. But on modern, contemporary web services.">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 1:50 p.m.">@ganzgenau Fyrtio tusen miljarder tack Lovisa!!

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 1:20 p.m.

I went to a Second Life party a little while ago.">@haraldpeter flew away,">@haraldmartin forgot to bring clothes">#nsfw">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 1:04 p.m.

There's a documentary about the Sweden in Second Life-project. Only in Swedish. But visually appealing for everyone.">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 12:04 p.m.">@tjippe">@swemfa">@carlbildt Oh, wow! How come you made it? Was it an independent initiative, or made on commission for someone?

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:51 a.m.">@jimbarrett I love that. Are there any numbers on how much traction it got?

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:49 a.m.

RT">@JimBarrett:">@sweden Yes, The Maldives was the first country to open an embassy in Second Life">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:48 a.m.

»I just got stuck in a tree… oh, no I'm there« Former Swedish FM">@carlbildt on Second Life, 2007.">">#Digitaldiplomacy

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:42 a.m.">@jimbarrett Were there any other similar initiatives coming from other countries around that period of time?

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:37 a.m.">@himynameisjonas Wow! Hur känns det? Är det någon annan där? Går det att fika?

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:26 a.m.">@jimbarrett This is awesome, thanks! Please put this in your archives/museum">@swemfa">@sweinstitute">@Utrikesdep">#Digitaldiplomacy

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:24 a.m.

RT">@JimBarrett:">@sweden I worked in the Second House of Sweden in 2007-2008, really enjoyed being a guide there. Was at the opening http://…

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:16 a.m.

The Swedish embassy to virtual reality had to close. In hindsight, I really miss it. It was an irrational and futuristic thing.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:13 a.m.">@krzysiekcl We'll get into that later ^__^

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:06 a.m.

RT">@I_am_europe:">@sweden">@SweMFA did the ambassador have Second Life immunity :)

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:04 a.m.

Sweden/@SweMFA had an embassy in Second Life. Our foreign minister">@carlbildt even held an inaugural speech there.">

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:03 a.m.">@niklasloman Absolutely, just had an expensive watch for breakfast.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 11:01 a.m.

RT">@I_am_europe:">@sweden">@SweMFA did the ambassador have Second Life immunity :)

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 10:57 a.m.

Speaking of nationality and country branding online. Something I badly miss is the Second Life fever of 2007.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 10:28 a.m.">@stph_lng We'll discuss this matter during the upcoming days.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 10:17 a.m.">@stph_lng You're hereby the Cultural Envoy of Sweden to Neukölln. Please advise.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 10 a.m.

Simply put, I'll just try to use these days to shed some light on matters/people/things/projects that deserves broader attention, imho.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 10 a.m.

My only concern about this assignment is the… nationalistic part, of talking in the name of a country. I'll try to deal with that.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 9:53 a.m.">@hyochan HELL-O! Awesome chiptunes, sir!

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 9:46 a.m.

I'm mostly into; tech, diplomacy, art and melodies. That's what I'll ramble about. You'll normally find me →">@torrauden.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 9:42 a.m.

Good Morning Tweet Lovers! I'm super honored to be your Cyber President of this week ☼

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 8:46 a.m.">@themonaaa18">@hellofrmSG hard to beat the smell of new books...

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 8:31 a.m.

It's been a great week guys — crazy and random, and lots of fun. I'll be over at">@JenSundqvist if you need me!

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 8:29 a.m.

Stay tuned for your next">@sweden">#rocur —">@torrauden — taking over the account in 30 minutes' time.">#passingonthetorch">#punintended

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 8 a.m.">@chaotiqa it's Monday and I believe I've done it. What do I win?

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 7:58 a.m.

Glowing reviews! :) “@RevPLane: An English speaking Swede with a love for Hong Kong and sports based values - what was not to love? :-)”

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 7:45 a.m.">@RevPLane">@JenSundqvist you are most welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2014, 7:32 a.m.

At 9am (Swedish time) we'll have a new">#rocur here">@sweden and you'll have to follow me back to">@JenSundqvist to stay in touch with me.